Chapter 2 Blockchain as a new digital paradigm
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This chapter provides a synthesis of the blockchain literature in view of making accessible the main concepts of this technology that are still obscure to many. We study in a pedagogical way the main implications that the different generations of blockchain can have on the analysis of the decentralised coordination modes of agents. We advance that if blockchain has been seen as a disruptive technology since the start, it appears now a general purpose technology as well, which strongly shapes economic implications both in terms of transactions, organizations, and occupations.

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