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Ethical foundations and moral challenges of blockchain technology


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Marković, Jurica. (2018). Ethical foundations and moral challenges of blockchain technology. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Jurić, Hrvoje].

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This graduate thesis has primary intention to identify the ethical foundations and moral challenges of blockchain technology. The paper gives definition of blockchain technology, explains its innovation and demonstrates how the emergence of cryptocurrency was a necessity of its fundamental – technical structure. Great attention is devoted to describing this technology from a technical aspect that was found important to utterly understand its non-technical part of which ethical foundations is a main part. During the research that preceded in making of this paper, The ethics of virtue proved to be the most compatible model for understanding and describing the technical fundamentals of blockchain and moral challenges which tend to be the leitmotif of the paper. The reason for being so is the specificity and uniqueness of the blockchain which lay in the close connection of its technical and non-technical part. Because of that, blockchain technology has a great potential of application in the political, economic and technological sphere and should have many rich-content and numerous implications. These implications could prove to be a source of a research from a socio-humanistic perspective in science as well.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain, technology, ethics, morals, values, cryptocurrency.
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Jurić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 14:39
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 14:39

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