Blockchain can be compared to a huge public and anonymous book, to which each and everyone can contribute freely. Social Economy and blockchain have the concept of cooperation in common. The opinion will try to explore how blockchain could serve as a tool for Social Economy, how it could build an infrastructure which would allow for this economic model to reinforce its societal impact and therefore contribute to a better world by focusing on values like fairness, cooperation and solidarity.
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Artificial intelligence - Related Opinions
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