Stephanie Hurder, a CoinDesk columnist, is a founding economist at Prysm Group, an economic advisory focused on the implementation of emerging technologies, and an academic contributor to the World Economic Forum. She has a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard.

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Dispute Resolution Protocols Can Help Enterprise Adopt Blockchain

A new World Economic Forum report highlights the importance of dispute resolution for enterprise blockchain projects.

A new World Economic Forum report highlights the importance of dispute resolution for enterprise blockchain projects.

The Inevitability of 'Big Blockchain'

The blockchain industry already exhibits signs of the same forces that have driven over-consolidation in the broader economy.

The blockchain industry already exhibits signs of the same forces that have driven over-consolidation in the broader economy.

The Fourth Era of Blockchain Governance

Blockchain systems have clear business advantages, but systemic governance design is key to building enterprise involvement.

Blockchain systems have clear business advantages, but systemic governance design is key to building enterprise involvement.

Blockchain Tech Can Verify Credentials, but Beware Credentialism

Blockchain-based credentials can make getting back to work and school easier post-COVID-19. But we must resist the urge to put every life achievement on a blockchain.

Blockchain-based credentials can make getting back to work and school easier post-COVID-19. But we must resist the urge to put every life achievement on a blockchain.

To Get Serious About Decentralization, We Need to Measure It

Blockchains aim to democratize influence and control, broadening access to capital and data. But we lack metrics to whether projects achieve decentralization.

Blockchains aim to democratize influence and control, broadening access to capital and data. But we lack metrics to whether projects achieve decentralization.

For Contact Tracing That Preserves Privacy, Focus on Incentives

Blockchain-based solutions can add value in solving COVID-19 driven problems, says our columnist. But only if people choose to use them.

Blockchain-based solutions can add value in solving COVID-19 driven problems, says our columnist. But only if people choose to use them.

How Blockchain Tech Can Make Coronavirus Relief More Effective

Smart contracts and distributed ledgers can bring accountability and certainty to coronavirus relief efforts, says economist Stephanie Hurder.

Smart contracts and distributed ledgers can bring accountability and certainty to coronavirus relief efforts, says economist Stephanie Hurder.

Why Enterprise Blockchains Fail: No Economic Incentives

In developing blockchain projects, companies often lack an understanding of the economics of networks, and the path to creating long-term monetization.

In developing blockchain projects, companies often lack an understanding of the economics of networks, and the path to creating long-term monetization.