IPDB: An Internet-Scale Blockchain Database for Everyone

Greg McMullen

Governing a decentralized system is hard, as the Bitcoin scaling debacle has demonstrated. How can you make sure it has the power to act decisively without re-centralizing power? This session looks at something that can help achieve that: IPDB, the Interplanetary Database. IPDB is two things: 1) a planetary-scale blockchain database that anyone can use, and 2) a not-for-profit organization that is run by and for its member Caretakers. Greg will give a brief overview of IPDB and some potential use cases, and will use IPDB as a case study in the governance of a decentralized organization. We hope to find some answers.

Nov 22, 2016

11:55 - 12:10

Chancellery Auditorium


Greg McMullen