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Beyond a Blockchain Paradox: How Intermediaries Can Leverage a Disintermediation Technology

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dc.contributor.author Abbatemarco, Nico
dc.contributor.author De Rossi, Leonardo Maria
dc.contributor.author Gaur, Aakanksha
dc.contributor.author Salviotti, Gianluca
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T08:17:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T08:17:23Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64397
dc.description.abstract New digital technologies are changing the way organizations create and capture value. In particular, blockchain is bringing up opportunities for organizations in terms of transparency and security, and at the same time threatening the position of intermediaries such as banks and notaries. Therefore, intermediaries need to design new business models to generate value from blockchain. Little academic re-search has been conducted to identify the business models that intermediaries could exploit to leverage a disintermediation technology such as blockchain. Employing a qualitative research based on focus group and interviews, this study highlights how a specific intermediary, the Italian notaries, tried to design appropriate business models to derive value from blockchain ecosystems. Specifically, drawing on the key concepts of value configuration, value creation and business model dimensions, this paper identifies three different business models that Italian notaries can implement to create and capture value from permissionless blockchain ecosystems.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Blockchain Cases and Innovations
dc.subject blockchain
dc.subject business models
dc.subject digital ecosystems
dc.subject notaries
dc.title Beyond a Blockchain Paradox: How Intermediaries Can Leverage a Disintermediation Technology
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.655
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