Panel: Blockchain for Intellectual Property
From micropayments to public and incorruptible registries, blockchain technology provides new opportunities, which may have deep implications in the realm of intellectual property. Can blockchains and smart contracts solve the critical gaps between content producers, intermediaries and end users? Are blockchain-based databases different from DRM? What has been currently developed to create blockchain-powered applications for metadata protocols, decentralized public registries, micropayment systems, and IP rights administration?