Srinivasan Keshav Credentials
-UC Berkeley, PhD/Computer Science
-1986 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, B. Tech/Computer Science and Engineering
This was an inaugural event held by WISE on May 2nd. The event was held for 10 (WISE) members. The PDF copy of the presentation is available below.
Knowledge Integration Colloquium
Professor Srinivasan Keshav
May 2, 2018
The New Star Wars: Blockchain and the Future of Politics
Most organizations today, such as energy utilities, banks, corporations, and governments centralize power and governance in the hands of a few decision-makers. By allowing coordination between mutually untrusted entities, blockchains could create fundamentally new organizational structures that has the potential to remake these organizations and provide a greater level of transparency than ever before. In this KIC, I will briefly touch upon the technical aspects of blockchains and the basis for their transformative power. I hope this will serve as the basis for a deeper and cross-disciplinary discussion on the hope, hype, and perils of blockchains.