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Opportunities and Limitations of Decentralization in Decentralized Science

  • Decentralization is one of the key attributes associated with blockchain technology. Among the different developments in recent years, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) have been of growing interest. DAOs are currently a key part of another emerging use case, namely decentralized science (DeSci). Given the novelty of the field, an integrative definition of DeSci has not been established, but some inherent concepts and ideas can be traced back to the Open Science movement. Although the DeSci movement has the potential to benefit the public, for example through funding underrepresented research areas or more inclusive and transparent research in general, some negative aspects of decentralization should not be neglected. Due to the novelty of blockchain and emerging use cases, research can and should precede mass adoption, to which this paper aims to contribute.

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Author:Bence Lukács, Benjamin Heurich, Lukas Weidener
Parent Title (German):Konferenzband zum Scientific Track der Blockchain Autumn School 2023
Publisher:Hochschule Mittweida
Place of publication:Mittweida
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2023
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Mittweida
Contributing Corporation:Institute for Applied Blockchain (IABC), Berlin
Release Date:2023/10/17
Tag:DAO; DeSci
GND Keyword:Dezentralisation
Page Number:6
First Page:65
Last Page:70
Open Access:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt