HIIG associated researcher PD Dr. Sönke Bartling is inviting to a Hack’n’Share Weekend on Blockchain for Science.
BLOCKCHAIN FOR SCIENCE | HACK’N’SHARE WEEKEND
organized by PD Dr Sönke Bartling, James Littlejohn & Roman Gonitel
27 to 29 October 2017
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society | Französische Str. 9 | 10117 Berlin
The blockchain revolution offers great potential for Science and Knowledge creation. Immutable data trails, novel means to research money distribution and even crowdfunding methods arise – just to name a few.
A very exciting concept is the living knowledge network. The easiest way to explain it is to draw an analogy to bitcoin: Replace the bitcoin scripts with scientific conclusions and see the consensus mechanism that keeps the bitcoin blockchain honest as a mean to keep science meaningful and honest – all incentivised by a Knowledge token, just like bitcoin mining is incentivised by an intrinsic value on the bitcoin blockchain.
This Hack’n’Share Weekend aims at bringing the blockchain tech community together with scientists, create engagement and hope to win talent for the living knowledge network. There will be lightning talks, discussion rounds and lots of hands on. Bring your own laptop! (PC, MAC, LINUX), install node.js, git and other standard developer tools.