Malachy Mathews is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). He is a Board Member of the International Congress for Architectural Technology (ICAT), and European Advisor to the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium. A researcher on the topic of Blockchain, he has submitted a paper to the CitA BIM Gathering 2017.

Describing Blockchain, Malachy says: “Blockchain is a new type of database technology that records ‘Value Transactions’. You can say it is computers replicating what humans do and have done for millennia. This in its simplest form is two people who do a deal, a barter, ‘I’ll give you this for that’ and to confirm the deal when they reach a consensus on its value they shake hands on it whereupon…

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