At Datopia, we’re building an information system influenced by commercial and academic work on immutable storage: a blockchain database capable of trustlessly and inferentially interrogating histories of structured facts. Our ideas and approach will continue to be articulated in detail on our blog.
On-chain governance, voting analytics, supply chain management — processes many suspect will yield to blockchains — consume and translate vast quantities of information in all but the simplest cases. Platforms encumbered by astronomical storage costs — or inexpressive data modelling primitives — are unlikely to provide us with sustainable, cost-effective or transparent solutions to data-hungry problems. Our inaugural post, Blockchains as Information Systems, covers these ideas in more detail.