Emergent and Rational Properties in the Design and Engineering of Blockchain
Emergent properties are the result of interdependent behaviors that could coalesce and converge to demonstrate visible and vivid experiences. Emergent properties are sometimes subjective and transitory in nature. It is sometimes objective and invariant.
I would consider rational properties as a better scientific and epistemological notion to explain emergent properties. Emergence is a empirical notion negating the logical and scientific reason for a particular systemic behavior.
Blockchain manifests interesting design elements due to vivid properties which are emergent and latent in nature. The Security principles of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are also of paramount importance. Decentralization acts as the guiding principle. Scalability acts as the socio — economic imperative.