Automated transactions between humans and machines, or between multiple machines which are automatically enforced by the underlying code of the technology
Decentralized applications deployed directly on the blockchain, they can form decentralized organizations which are both autonomous and self-sufficient
Autonomous communities relying on new governance systems that are flatter, more transparent and allow for more democratic and participatory decision-making
COALA is an international multidisciplinary collaborative research and development initiative between academics, lawyers, technologists and entrepreneurs who are driving research, policy and infrastructure-building in the blockchain ecosystem. Recognizing these emerging technologies as a defining test of our time, COALA regroups people exploring the challenges and opportunities of emerging blockchain technologies and how they will affect the way we live in modern society. COALA is a collaborative community eager to explore the implications and deployment of blockchain technologies at the nexus of our evolving social and economic order in the 21st century. We want people think about how the future Internet and society will look like in a world of ubiquitous connectivity, decentralized networks and interconnected devices.
We are deeply involved with the blockchain ecosystem. We are constantly learning and analysing the field, networking with key actors and communities.
We are building reports analyzing the state of the art and future developments of blockchain technologies. We focus on specific aspects to better understand the ecosystem.
We develop distributed applications that can be deployed directly onto the blockchain. We explore new possibilities that are enacted by these emerging technologies.
We try to understand new ways in which people identify themselves and interact with one another in a trustless environment. We want to build a trusted layers on top of a trustless system.
We investigate the relationship between smart contracts and legal contracts. We want to create an interface between 'wet code' and 'dry code'.
We explore the new opportunities in terms of governance and participatory decision-making that is provided by blockchain technologies.
We draw on a deep bench of diverse, multi-disciplinary collaborators to conceive of novel ideas and solutions for the blockchain ecosystem
We address fundamental and emergent technical and policy issues for blockchain technologies
We architect and prototype identity & reputation systems, consensus protocols, collaborative organizations and platforms, policy guidelines and legal precedent for smart contracts and DAOs
Along with our partners, we develop and deploy foundational applications for the blockchain ecosystem
With the support of leading research universities and policymaking bodies, we test and deploy our ideas and applications in the real world
Follow The Coin has shared some footage from the private policy round-table event at the Stanford Blockchain Workshop, and the COALA formation announcement by Stanford Blockchain Workshop organizers Constance Choi and Primavera De Filippi, and Amor S...