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Article Collection on Blockchain & Sustainability in Journal "Frontiers in Blockchain"

The open ac­cess, on­line in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary journal 'Fron­ti­ers in Block­chain' in­vited us to cur­ate an article col­lec­tion around the topic Block­chain for Sus­tain­ab­il­ity. We in­vite pa­pers that ad­dress po­ten­tial of Block­chain tech­no­lo­gies to meet Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals and ad­dress other sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues.

Within our Pro­ject [UN]Blocked we cur­ate an article col­lec­tion around the topic "Block­chain & Sus­tain­ab­il­ity" in Fron­ti­ers in Block­chain.

We in­vite pa­pers on the fol­low­ing top­ics:

- Con­cep­tual and norm­at­ive frame­works to struc­ture the re­search field;

- Sus­tain­able Block­chain: LCA or other assess­ments of Block­chain ap­plic­a­tions and sug­ges­tions/ideas how to make Block­chains more sus­tain­able, for example, the al­tern­at­ive con­sensus mech­an­isms to Proof of Work, or off-­chain scal­ing solu­tions;

- Block­chain-­based use cases that spe­cific­ally ana­lyse and assess (a) more trans­par­ency within global sup­ply chains or real and fin­an­cial goods and ser­vices; (b) more trans­par­ency about in­di­vidual and col­lect­ive ac­tion; (c) re­duc­tion of power asym­met­ries within or­gan­iz­a­tions or in spe­cific mar­kets; (d) define whether and how sus­tain­able be­ha­vi­our can be in­centiv­ized with pur­pose-driven tokens;

- Devel­op­ment of assess­ment tools for sus­tain­ab­il­ity im­pact meas­ure­ment of Block­chain-­based pro­jects;

- Block­chain in a sus­tain­able world: How could Block­chain con­trib­ute to sus­tain­ab­il­ity trans­form­a­tion.

If you are in­ter­ested in con­trib­ut­ing to the topic, con­tact Ev­geniia Fil­ip­pova from our team, and the Journal will be in touch with you in Janu­ary 2019.

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