Dr Darcy Allen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

Dr Darcy Allen is an institutional economist and writer focused on the economics and political economy of blockchain technology. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub.

His current research applies economic and entrepreneurial theory to the governance of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies, with a focus on governance, economic development, and supply chains.

His scholarly writing has been published across academic journals, conferences and books, he has been featured widely across the print and electronic media, appeared many times as an expert witness before parliamentary inquiries, and is currently writing several books on the economics of blockchain.

Dr Allen is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, an Academic Fellow of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, an Academic Fellow of the Worldwide Blockchain Innovation Association and an Academic Affiliate of the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies.

He currently sits on the editorial boards of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association and Frontiers in Blockchain.


11.00 – 11.45 | Wednesday, 27 March 2019



Keynote: Blockchain – What is blockchain and how is it revolutionising the supply chain?

Blockchain is much more than a technology for creating cryptocurrencies. Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies are currently being applied in areas as diverse as healthcare, identity and democratic voting. How might blockchain transform supply chains and logistics?

This session will explain what blockchain is and how it looks to impact the economy and society. Blockchain presents enormous opportunities for changing the way that we trade by increasing the quality, quantity and transparency of information about goods as they move.

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