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BRA —Matching the real economy with the Blockchain Ecosystem

Jonas Rubel
Jul 30, 2018 · 9 min read
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The Event

The Event was held at the XU Innovation Lab in Berlin the 13th of July. From more than a hundred applicants 36 fellows were selected to participate in the first batch of the mentoring program. BRA’s ambitions going forward is to
provide thought leadership and a talent pool by fostering exchange and discussion between academics, both experienced researchers as well as Master and PhD level students, established organisations and the blockchain ecosystem.

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One of the slides of the untitled-inc introduction. Thanks for letting me use this Daniel;)

Research within the field

Konstantin Ketz from the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center followed up on giving an overview on the current status on the research within the field.

An insight into Corporate Innovation

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Martin Fröhlich (left) and Peter Trapp
  • Hyplerloops
  • and Flying Taxis

A Blockchain Project with Business Focus

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Julian and Istvan preparing for their presentation.

The Oracle Problem

Another recurring theme throughout the day was the oracle problem. An oracle fulfils the function of bringing real world data into the blockchain reliably. There will always be a certain cost associated, because there needs to be an incentive to act honest. The incentive to act honestly must be greater than the potential upsides for a given party to submitting malicious data. There are different approaches to solve the problem, but it will most definitely be associated with a cost.

Handing the stage over to the fellows

After a short presentation of all participants, deep dives in the
format of a “world café” format were run. Each participant was sitting at a table or “cafe”, the rest of the group split up and went to go “speed dating” the fellows. This way the participants had the chance to get input from all the people present, ask their questions and get feedback on their ideas.

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Nathan being a “table captain”. Thomas Euler, one of the Untitled-Inc Co-founders on the right.

A Blockchain Innovation Index

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Graphic created by Nika London, Source: Diaconu, M., (2011). Technological Innovation: Concept, Process, Typology and Implications in the Economy. Theoretical and Applied Economics, 18(10), pp. 127–144.
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Final Thoughts

If you consider doing a thesis within the blockchain sphere I would highly recommend looking out for the next edition of the BRA. A lot of valuable insights were gained by all the participants. The format really did what it set out to do: help people create great publications, connecting the blockchain ecosystem, academia and business!

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Barbecue boat tour to finish the day, always a good idea. Me being center front, black cap.

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Jonas Rubel

Written by

Liquiditeam Co-Founder | Horizen Community Contributor | Coinmonks Writer | Untitled-INC Member

Coinmonks

Coinmonks

Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

Jonas Rubel

Written by

Liquiditeam Co-Founder | Horizen Community Contributor | Coinmonks Writer | Untitled-INC Member

Coinmonks

Coinmonks

Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

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