Raj Jain, "Extending Blockchains for Risk Management and Decision Making," Invited talk at Innovation and Breakthrough Forum 2018, Hong Kong, Nov. 9, 2018.

Abstract: Blockchains are used for distributed consensus where all nodes agree on the validity of transactions in a block without needing a central trusted party. This has found numerous applications in Fintech, Supply chains, and contracts. The consensus is binary - agree or disagree - True or False. In this talk, we will present our recent extensions that allow blockchains to be used for group decisions that may not be binary. Such situations arise frequently, such as, in deciding whether the stock market will go up or down, risks in investments, insurance, etc. This talk covers the following topics:

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