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Tribal Governance: The Business of Blockchain Authentication

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Title:Tribal Governance: The Business of Blockchain Authentication
Authors:Miscione, Gianluca
Ziolkowski, Rafael
Zavolokina, Liudmila
Schwabe, Gerhard
Keywords:Blockchain and Fintech
Authentication, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Organizing, Tribal Governance
Date Issued:03 Jan 2018
Abstract:The blockchain technology offers a novel mode of distributed authentication, which does not depend on a central authority. We consider this novelty against established governance modes. We illustrate our argument by paying special attention to blockchain-based authentication functions in the empirical domain of land registries across the world. Based on interviews with representatives from organizations deploying blockchain, and con-tent analysis of related grey literature, we discuss established governance idealtypes against what the rivalry that cryptocurrencies and blockchains bring to digital settings. After referring to market, hierarchy, network, and bazaar, we conclude outlining the prospects of a different, blockchain-related governance mode called -˜tribal’ that better captures the -˜togetherness’ which rivalry originates.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Appears in Collections: Blockchain and Fintech

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