BC is a game changing technology that brings some unique benefits. For us there are some properties that make Blockchain highly interesting for Service Design.
Blockchain is a distributed technology, a blockchain run on multiple nodes that can should on different physical locations. When one node is compromised, nothing in the blockchain is lost.
The assets in a blockchain can not be duplicated or changed without recording the action to do that change. With a blockchain it’s not possible for two people to have two different instances of the same data.
On top of these aspects the security to access one asset in a blockchain is huge and each asset has its own security.
A blockchain can be designed to be entirely transparent, recording and sharing every single transaction that happen in the blockchain.
These benefits are qualities that traditionally are taken care of by human-beings in transactional processes. When we think of transferring credit, property or certificates, it is people who ensure that this happens in a reliable, transparent and fair way.
With blockchain we have a technology that can potentially take over some of these human processes and this will affect the experience of these processes and have consequences for the people involved. It is therefore only natural that we are highly interested in exploring what blockchain can mean for our work.
We chose blockchain as the topic for our latest ARENA event and we recorded the round table conversation with the speakers.