James Smith

Building a better future out of code

Friday lunchtime lecture: Are blockchains the answer?

Open Data Institute, 21 March 2016

At the ODI, we believe that strong data infrastructure is fundamental to our future. But how can we make sure that our data infrastructure is always available and always trustworthy? In this lecture, ODI Head of Labs Dr James Smith addresses the questions: ‘If data is to be infrastructure for society, what does that mean about the technology underlying it? Are blockchains the answer?’