An open source research programme for Smart Ledgers and new technologies
Smart Ledgers are the ‘next big thing’ in technology.
They’re based on a combination of Mutual Distributed Ledgers (aka blockchain: multiorganisational databases with a super audit trail, used since 2009 in cryptocurrencies) with embedded programming and sensing, thus permitting semi-intelligent, autonomous transactions.
Smart Ledgers are a technology for fair play in a globalised world.
We work in partnership with many stakeholders to learn together and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.
Our research is structured around four themes:
And directed at four outcomes:
- Expanding frontiers
- Changing systems
- Delivering services
- Building communities