Posted on November 28, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tiziana Cimoli gives a talk at the 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good.
Tiziana Cimoli presents the paper Blockchain for social good: a quantitative analysis.
The paper proposes a comprehensive survey of social good projects based on blockchains technologies. The swift pace of innovation in blockchain technologies, and the hype that has surrounded their "disruptive potential", make it difficult to understand whether these technologies are applied correctly, and what one should expect when trying to apply them to social good projects. This paper addresses these issues, by systematically analysing a collection of 120 blockchain-enabled social good projects. Focussing on measurable and objective aspects, we try to answer various relevant questions: which features of blockchains are most commonly used? Do projects have success in fund raising? Are they making appropriate choices on the blockchain architecture? How many projects are released to the public, and how many are eventually abandoned?