BadgeChain Reads — Blockchain misconceptions and the future of education

August 4th, 2016 | W. Ian O'Byrne
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Welcome to the third cycle of BadgeChain Reads.

Our first common read was “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system” by Satoshi Nakamoto. Our second common read was A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform by Vitalik Buterin from Ethereum.

This project is organized and facilitated by the BadgeChain team. The purpose of this work is to foster open discussion about the issues and trends in blockchain and related technologies. Furthermore, it is our hope to engage in discussion while focusing on the facts presented in the text.

We’re using an open source tool ( to collaboratively research and discuss some of the influential literature in the field. This post should provide you guidance as you read, highlight, annotate, and respond in the text.

Blockchain misconceptions and the future of education

To foster a thoughtful discussion about the theoretical perspectives involved in these new technologies, we’re facilitating a collaborative reading and annotation activity known as BadgeChain Reads.

This cycle we’re reading/reviewing/responding to the great post by Doug Levin about Blockchain Misconceptions and the Future of Education.

We encourage you to read deeply, annotate, ask questions, and discuss on the document with your peers.

Please feel free to use this discussion thread to ask questions, or discuss larger themes if needed.

Let’s get started

Join the discussion as we collectively read, annotate, and discuss the theories, principles, and possibilities involved in blockchain and related technologies.

Please visit the primary document here and annotate using Learn more about how to utilize the tool and respond to others in the text.

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