Crypto ethics

As part of the DCI’s mission (to steward blockchain technology for the public good), we are establishing “Crypto Ethics” as a movement to positively shape blockchain’s impact on society. The crucial idea is this: if blockchain technology has even 10% of the Internet’s impact, we should take proactive care in developing it.

This project has a couple of stages:

  • Summer 2019: We’re leading a reading group (see reading list here). It’s Thursdays at 5pm in the Media Lab (E15-341). Please stop by!

  • Fall 2019: Neha Narula, Joi Ito, and Rhys Lindmark are teaching a CryptoEthics class at the Media Lab in Fall 2019. Please reach out to if you’re interested in taking this class.

  • 2020 and Beyond:

    • We want to empower an ecosystem of universities, industries, and government to tackle this problem head on.

    • We are starting a Center for Crypto Ethics. If you are interested in helping fund this center, please reach out

If you would like to learn more, start with What is Crypto Ethics and Why Should We Care?, explore the reading list, join the mailing list, or read any of the articles tagged “crypto-ethics” here. Please reach out to if you have any additional thoughts or questions.

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