Blockchain and democracy

An event organised by DCS and hosted by WJA in the United Nations framework, as a side event of the “55th Comision for social development”.

The question to be discussed by the proposed side event is, how should a Deliberatively Democratic system be crafted so that it uses Blockchain as a technology to achieve a more participatory and transparent approach to democratic states and organisations? Moreover, what should be the guiding principles to ensure proper functioning?The answers to these two fundamental questions will be discussed and debated by our invited speakers. Conclusions will be converted to a legally supported guideline on the implementation of Blockchain as a tool to establish or enhance Deliberative Democratic Systems.

TOPIC

BLOCKCHAIN, TRANSPARENCY & DEMOCRACY

The world is facing a crisis in the effective operation of democratic systems coupled with the goal of implementing transparent and fair elections. Blockchain technology can facilitate

legitimacy to existing political systems.

Our proposed topic brings experts from different professional disciplines, including: legal, philosophical, IT, technical and financial to explain not only how Blockchain
technology can be applied to promote a more direct and transparent democratic process, but how this resource can improve the health of governments, establishing ways to add transparency to government activities and how governments can communicate better with its citizens.

The Rule of Law and the preservation of Human Rights will find new ways of legitimacy throughout a democratic process that corresponds to the evolving technologies and addresses the requirements of a society that is demanding change and legitimatizes reliance on governments and global democratic institutions.

The question to be discussed by the proposed side event is, how should a Deliberatively Democratic system be crafted so that it uses Blockchain as a technology to achieve a more participatory and transparent approach to democratic states and organizations? Moreover, what should be the guiding principles to ensure proper functioning?

The answers to these two fundamental questions will be discussed and debated by our invited speakers. Conclusions will be converted to a legally supported guideline on implementation of
Blockchain as a tool to establish or enhance Deliberative Democratic Systems.

Talks

impact of decentralizing technologies on democracy present and future

Joseph Lubin: Co-founder of Ethereum, CEO & Founder of ConsenSys

Samuel Cassatt: CSO, ConsenSys, uPort

         

 

Can Bitcoin fight global poverty?

Juan Llanos

 

Moving municipal paper records to blockchains to disaster-proof countries, increase confidence, transparency, efficiency

Laurent Lamothe, Former Prime Minister of Haiti 

Security in the Blockchain structure, the risks of decryption.

Alexander Löw – President of the World Jurist Association Germany

 

Deliberative democracy and its development models around the world

Jose Luís Martí – Princeton University

Seyla Benhabib – Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University

     

 

 

The Democracy Earth Experience, experimentation and Reality

Santiago Siri – Democracy Earth Foundation (Voice) – San Francisco, California

 

 

Democratisation of financial services, verified record ownership and price transparency

Sandra Ro – Digitization, CME Group

 

 

Blockchain & Democracy: wrap up

 Amber Baldet – JPMorgan 

VENUE

Where

WHERE

UNITED NATIONS HQ

405 East 42nd Street

New York, NY, 10017