Talk: Primavera De Filippi—Building the Decentralized Stack: "The Missing Social Layer"

August 2nd, 11:00am-11:45am 
Decentralized Web Summit 2018
Front End Stage

Speakers: Primavera De Filippi , CERSA/CNRS and Berkman-Klein Center / Harvard , Researcher & Faculty Associate

In her talk, Primavera De Filippi argues that instead of focusing only on the technological layer, we must also look at the missing social layer--how to govern decentralized networks--to ensure the long-term sustainability of these decentralized systems.

Primavera De Filippi
Researcher & Faculty Associate, CERSA/CNRS and Berkman-Klein Center / Harvard

Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).


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