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This chapter explores the potential implications posed by blockchain technologies for Scotland’s digital design industries, particularly in terms of creative IP formation, development and expansion. The chapter worked with three case study partners of variable sizes (small, medium and large) across Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, conducting a participatory action research study involving three active tests of the networked blockchain beta application Colony. During the beta test, the author conducted a test with each industry partner, recording their experience with and evaluation of these applications. Combined with business profiles/histories and before and after participatory interviews, the test is a vehicle to actively explore the influence of blockchain technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlockchain and Web 3.0
Subtitle of host publicationSocial, Economic, and Technological Challenges
EditorsMassimo Ragnedda, Giuseppe Destefanis
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429029530
ISBN (Print)9780367139841
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society


  • blockchain technologies
  • Third party software
  • automation
  • Trust in technology
  • data sharing
  • Business model

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