DeSci Community


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This community is dedicated to the creation and improvement of the DeSci tools and infrastructure of the future. DeSci stands for Decentralised Science, inheriting its name from DeFi (Decentralised Finance), it is concerned with the application of decentral technologies, such as blockchain, to the production, financing, and publishing of scientific research. Here you can publish and discuss the key developments and technologies in decentralised science.

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22 Nov 2022
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Timothy C. Timothy C. May

A specter is haunting the modern world, the specter of crypto anarchy. Computer technology is on the verge of providing the ability for individuals and groups to communicate and interact with each other in a totally anonymous manner. Two persons may exchange messages, conduct business, and negotiate electronic contracts without ever...

10 Nov 2022
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Jens Jens Ducrée,
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Sönke Sönke Bartling

Fundamental science and applied research and technology development (RTD) are facing significant challenges that particularly compound to the notorious credibility, reproducibility, funding and sustainability crises. The underlying, serious shortcomings are substantially amplified by a metrics-obsessed publication culture, and a growing cohort of academics fishing for fairly stagnant (public) funding budgets. This work presents,...

10 Nov 2022
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Frank Frank van Harmelen,
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Dirk Dirk Helbing

Modern science is a main driver of technological innovation. The efficiency of the scientific system is of key importance to ensure the competitiveness of a nation or region. However, the scientific system that we use today was devised centuries ago and is inadequate for our current ICT-based society: the peer...

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Jonathan Heppner
Leiden University
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