Distributed Futures is a Long Finance programme dedicated to exploring new technologies and finance. A large portion of the programme looks as Smart Ledgers, but also wider technologies ranging from quantum computing to machine learning to biological finance. Specifically, Smart Ledgers are multiorganisational databases with a super audit trail (often based on blockchains, used since 2009 in cryptocurrencies) with embedded programming and sensing, thus permitting semi-intelligent, autonomous transactions.
Our research is structured around four themes:
Directed at four outcomes: