New Journal Article: “Of Modems and Pixie Dust – Blockchain Demystified”
The following peer-reviewed article was published online earlier today.
We often hear from enthusiasts about the revolutionary potential of blockchain, the technology that underlies the Bitcoin virtual currency. But what can we really do with blockchain, and what possible perils and pitfalls exist? In this article I will look at a few potential blockchain use cases that are relevant to libraries and librarians, and clear up some blockchain myths and misconceptions.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.