Seminar  |  05/09/2019 | 12:00 PM  –  01:30 PM

“bloxberg – The Blockchain Consortium for Science” und “TechTalk – Details about the bloxberg blockchain and its smart contracts”

Sandra Vengadasalam, James Lawton and Friederike Kleinfercher (Max Planck Digital Library)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Room E10

The bloxberg infrastructure is a permissioned blockchain network driven by Proof of Authority consensus (only selected nodes process transactions) and established by a consortium of leading research organizations worldwide. The bloxberg Consortium aims to fosters collaboration among the global scientific community, empowering researchers with robust, autonomous services that transcend institutional boundaries. For example, researchers can leverage bloxberg to create a transparent footprint of their work, without revealing its content. Starting with a research data certification system, the bloxberg infrastructure is destined to be extended and enhanced with tools and myriad decentralized applications (dAPPs) as research needs grow and shift. Furthermore, with consented transactions on the bloxberg infrastructure, research claims need not be limited to one institution alone, but can be confirmed by the whole trusted network. One vision is that the network itself may replace traditional scientific infrastructure such as closed-access publishing of research results.

Contact: Felix Pöge