chapter  Chapter 6
16 Pages

Lightbulb concrete

WithBronwin Patrickson

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.