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.
Joseph Lubin: Co-founder of Ethereum, CEO & Founder of ConsenSys
Samuel Cassatt: CSO, ConsenSys, uPort
Laurent Lamothe, Former Prime Minister of Haiti
Alexander Löw – President of the World Jurist Association Germany
Jose Luís Martí – Princeton University
Seyla Benhabib – Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University
Santiago Siri – Democracy Earth Foundation (Voice) – San Francisco, California
Sandra Ro – Digitization, CME Group
Amber Baldet – JPMorgan
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