Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AnticipatoryLedgers (Anticipatory design and ethical framework for Distributed Ledger Technologies (blockchain or DAG) and applications (smart contracts, IoTs and supply chain))
Reporting period: 2018-09-01 to 2020-08-31
The project involved participants as stakeholders through role-playing and simulation to co-design and provide feedback on the code but also regulation of future blockchain services and infrastructure. Through prototyping workshops and stakeholder panels we documented the process and later defined the framework as an “exploratory sandbox”. While the 2019 workshops provided feedback from the participants that served to improve the sandbox, the final 2020 workshops provided structured data from the participants on issues of regulating algorithmic services that we visualized. The exploratory sandbox proved to be a useful model for engaging citizens in the early development of algorithmic services that will influence the governance of their communities. It helped us identify and anticipate the potential threats and issues for further policy assessment and design considerations.
The project fully achieved its objectives and milestones for the period. It delivered the Ethics Approval and Data Management Plans in 2018 - 2019 and also achieved the two main research goals of creating a framework and defining scenario of emerging blockchain futures that supports anticipatory governance in 2019 – 2020.