Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Ziya Aliyev

Erasmus University Rotterdam
PhD researcher
Winner of the 2019 ResearchEdge Competition

Ziya will be presenting, along with Mr. Safarov, their work: "Logos, mythos and ethos of blockchain:
an integrative framework for anti-corruption"

The research on corruption and anti-corruption mechanisms rarely emphasize the integration of technological and societal contexts of the problem. The development of innovative technologies provides state-of-the-art opportunities to deal with this deep-rooted challenge. In this paper, we question the reliability of blockchain technology as a tool for anti-corruption and look at how this tool can be utilized to reduce corruption in public administration. Theoretically, blockchain allows citizens to eliminate intermediaries in many public service delivery cases. In this regard, the implementation of blockchain into the public service delivery process may prevent some types of corruption activities. Using the two-round Delphi Method, 17 blockchain experts were requested to assess the potential of the blockchain, the benefits and barriers of blockchain technology in the anti-corruption process. Furthermore, the myths and ethical challenges of blockchain were presented to depict a more realistic framework of the technology in terms of fighting corruption.

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