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Responsible Research and Innovation of Blockchain Technology

Responsible Research and Innovation of Blockchain Technology

This module links the ethical evaluation of blockchain technologies with contemporary approaches in applied ethics that focus on responsible research and innovation. It provides an overview of the current state of the art of these approaches and discusses their possible applications in the context of blockchain technologies. Furthermore, it zooms in on approaches used in recent literature that investigate the social and ethical impacts of blockchain technology.

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Feature Article

Malta Pilots Blockchain-Based Credentials Program

Malta Pilots Blockchain-Based Credentials Program

Malta's new pilot program is the largest-ever attempt to tie citizen records to the blockchain, which will give 400,000 residents the ability to retrieve and share educational records and transcripts for free. If successful, it would provide a proof-of-concept that may inspire other countries to follow suit.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum

Technology Spotlight

Meet the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Whiteboard Challenge Winner

Meet the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Whiteboard Challenge Winner

"With the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials event, the IEEE provided a forum for diverse groups interested in pharmaceuticals, medicine, and blockchain technologies to interface with each other."

Read more at Beyond Standards