Corporate Finance, DeFi, Blockchain, Web3 News
Corporate Finance, DeFi, Blockchain News

Blockchain & au-delà

Ce rapport d’étude sur la Blockchain réalisé par CELLABZ est certainement un des plus complets réalisés à ce jour (PDF 38 pages en anglais).

CELLABZ est un laboratoire d’innovation qui associe les technologies émergentes et la Blockchain autour d’une approche multidisciplinaire et multi-acteurs, réunissant des universités, des startups et des entreprises.

CELLABZ, co-fondé par Nicolas Loubet et Clément Epié, a mené une enquête de deux ans et interrogé une grande variété d’acteurs pour constituer ce document, à la fois descriptif et réflexif, particulièrement instructif pour une réflexion autour de la blockchain.

Sommaire :
- Preface
- Information Sea
- Building Blocks
- First Child: Bitcoin
- Blockchain 2.0
- Ethereum: World computer
- Smart Contract
- Smart Property
- The Internet of Decenthings
- Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
- Chaining Business Blocks
- Beyond Blockchain
- Cellabz
- Resources
- Thanks

This report, part of the work CELLABZ is doing on exploring and working with emerging technologies, multi-disciplinary teams and labs, is focusing on the Blockchain technology.

Bitcoin, the crypto-currency, known for allowing direct transfer of money between individuals, without relying on a bank, has been gaining popularity and publicity over the years. Still many people haven’t heard of it or taken the time to carefully understand the underlying technology making the Blockchain possible and its potential transformations onto the world. As we will see, the real innovation on this technology relies on its distributed, consensus based and transparent protocol, allowing trusted parties to exchange information between each others, without an intermediary or central authority like a bank, company, lawyer or government that controls it or regulate it .

The first application of this technology happened at the financial level, but recently new ones are appearing; among them, juridical or physical implementation via more advanced versions, like smart contracts or decentralized applications. The potential of these new tools could be so important, that it is often compared to the beginnings of the Internet and the impact it had on society, industries, governance systems and individual implication in larger scale projects and decisions making.

The creation of the internet and the web in the early 90s opened the door to the first exchange of information through a network of computers on a global scale. Now, the Blockchain itself could open the way to the exchange of a more advanced information property being transactions, sharing it via a distributed and low-cost mechanism, by getting rid of the “middle man” in the process.

Our current societal, economical and juridical systems rely heavily on those traditional, centralized and controlled mechanisms, and that’s why the potential impact of Blockchain could be so important; for instance, disrupting industries like Uber,Airbnb and Paypal are doing today. Furthermore, those same and present disruptors could also be in danger, as these distributed architectures are opening the race to the need of always deeper, faster and innovative transformations.

As the race starts, the ecosystem and potential applications are already accelerating and blooming. The purpose of this report is to provide a short but global understanding and awareness of the past, current and future prototypes, services and startups, being built with the blockchain technology.

For that purpose, CELLABZ spent the last two years analysing, meeting and working with many actors of the industry, by travelling around the world, from Paris to London, Tel Aviv to New York, Boston or San Francisco, to be in direct contact with the teams, evaluating on the ground the level, reality and potential of the technology, and exploring new ways of applying it, via our ‘non-disciplinary’ (cf. Joi Ito), collaborative and distributed approach of innovation.

This report is meant to inform, spur debate and help catalyse new fields of research, opportunities and collaborations across multiple individuals, universities, business, makerspaces, startups and communities.

Téléchargez le rapport ci-dessous (PDF 38 pages)

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Jeudi 3 Décembre 2015