Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
These are decentralised systems and technologies which allow for the tracing and accounting of such things as information, transactions, value and ownership.
Blockchains have received significant interest as they are the foundation of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, distributed ledgers have powerful applications far beyond currency, for example in the domain of governance, decision rights and contracts.
Teppo Felin, Professor of Strategy, co-teaches an online Blockchain Strategy course and researches the applications of Blockchain and distributed ledgers to strategy, problem-solving, innovation, and new venture creation. His current research focuses specifically on how distributed ledgers allow for novel and new ways of coordination and human interaction. He is studying how distributed ledgers also have powerful applications in the domain of venture funding, supply chains, prediction markets, incentives and governance, and decision making.