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Examining Blockchain Accessibility

Baker, Jorgen Zeke (2022) Examining Blockchain Accessibility. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Baker, Jorgen Zeke
Abstract:

This paper will examine the block-chain phenomenon from the perspective of inclusion. To do this we need to establish the nature of cryptocurrencies for those unfamiliar with them and touch upon the debate surrounding whether cryptocurrencies will become a necessity and ubiquitous technology or remain a platform for a sector of the population. The first question; how is cryptocurrency currently different from traditional currencies (fiat currencies)?
We will then address the important question of what, if anything, cryptocurrencies can bring to special needs and inclusive design? From the perspective of financial inclusion and more equitable wealth distribution, what are the risks and potential benefits? Are there potential future uses, if any, of Crypto currencies relative to financial inclusion and poverty reduction? How can Crypto currency systems be inclusively designed? The problem, and a possible solution is proposed in this paper.

I believe cryptocurrencies will succeed and become mainstream, but whether or not the culture of cryptocurrencies will embrace the importance of inclusivity is presently uncertain.

Date: 17 May 2022
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 22:38
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 22:38
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3806

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