Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology

Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology
Posted: 4 Apr 2018
Authors:
Quinn DuPont, University of Washington
and Wessel Reijers, Dublin City University
Time: 00:41:05

This module provides an overview of approaches in normative ethics that can be used to evaluate blockchain technologies. Participants will be made familiar with consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics and care ethics. Furthermore, a simple method for constructing an ethical case study is presented and explained. After completing this module, participants will have: A basic understanding of the main approaches in normative ethics, A basic understanding of ways to apply these approaches to evaluate blockchain technologies, The basic skills for constructing an ethical "case study" involving a blockchain technology.

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