publication . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2017

Blockchain to Rule the Waves - Nascent Design Principles for Reducing Risk and Uncertainty in Decentralized Environments

Nærland, Kristoffer; Müller-Bloch, Christoph; Beck, Roman; Palmund, Søren;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Many decentralized, inter-organizational environments such as supply chains are characterized by high transactional uncertainty and risk. At the same time, blockchain technology promises to mitigate these issues by introducing certainty into economic transactions. This paper discusses the findings of a Design Science Research project involving the construction and evaluation of an information technology artifact in collaboration with Maersk, a leading international shipping company, where central documents in shipping, such as the Bill of Lading, are turned into a smart contract on blockchain. Based on our insights from the project, we provide first evidence for...
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