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Blockchain and CSCW – Shall we care?

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European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)


This exploratory paper examines the relationship between CSCW and emerging blockchain technologies. Although the blockchain technology is at first sight not directly related to CSCW, this paper will identify a number of CSCW research areas that are relevant and that can either profit or contribute to blockchain research. To open CSCW research to new areas and to stipulate a discussion between the disciplines, the paper will start with a brief introduction to basic blockchain concepts followed by an exploration of the relationships between the two research areas. It concludes with an initial proposal on how CSCW research results and concepts can inform blockchain design.


Prinz, Wolfgang (2018): Blockchain and CSCW – Shall we care?. Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Exploratory Papers. DOI: 10.18420/ecscw2018_13. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). PISSN: 2510-2591. Nancy, France. 4 - 8 June 2018