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Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology

Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology

The second course in the IEEE Blockchain Initiative eLearning series is now available! 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.

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How Blockchain Technology Can Improve the Way Companies Do Business

How Blockchain Technology Can Improve the Way Companies Do Business

"Blockchain technology, best known for supporting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is designed to be secure, transparent, and decentralized—the same characteristics that make it attractive to businesses for other uses such as managing their supply chain."

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Paying for Genetic Data with Cryptocurrency

Paying for Genetic Data with Cryptocurrency

A new startup aims to use blockchain to reduce the costs of personal genome sequencing, cut out the middlemen to make it easy for individuals to share full genome sequences with companies and academics, and to allay privacy concerns.

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