May 23, 2022

Video: Jason Griffey Explains Blockchain For Libraries and Measure the Future During METRO Presentation

Librarian, Berkman Center Fellow, two time Knight Foundation Grant Recipient, and LibraryBox Founder, Jason Griffey, recently spoke in New York City at a presentation organized by METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council).

A video recording of Griffey’s presentation is embedded below.

From the Presentation’s Description on the METRO Web Site:

The technology that underlies Bitcoin has the potential to do many things: decentralize communications protocols, provide more robust and tamper-proof logs of activities, allow for autonomous companies to do business, and enable peer-to-peer legal contracts without the need for governmental intermediaries. The promise of the Blockchain and similar technologies to take power away from the center and move it to the edges of the network may revolutionize lots of industries.

Join Jason Griffey at METRO…for a discussion on Measure the Future, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge-funded project, and Blockchain, a permissionless distributed database. He’ll cover what exactly this new technology is, how it works, and take a look at a few examples of how he sees it improving existing library processes.

More Griffey Video: Librarian, Developer, and Entrepreneur, Jason Griffey Discusses LibraryBox and Other Projects at Harvard’s Berkman Center (September 24, 2015)

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.