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What is Consensus

Political and Economic Implications of Blockchain Technology in Business and Healthcare
A group decision-making process in which group members develop and agree to support a decision in the best interest of the whole.
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Blockchanging Trust: Ethical Metamorphosis in Business and Healthcare
Dario de Oliveira Rodrigues (Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7363-1.ch001
Abstract
By cutting transaction costs and streamlining agreements' execution via “smart contracts,” blockchain technology (BT) turns decentralization into an economic advantage and an antidote against politically harsh decisions that can obliterate privacy, freedom, and democracy. Although BT's ethical bottom line is still uncertain, its use can smooth out the trade-off between privacy and convenience, reconciling both. BT can also help reconfigure the compromise between intellectual property rights and the common good, opening more ethical routes to the diffusion of innovation. BT's data security can be translated into straightforward access to information. On the one hand, this signals new inclusion routes for “identityless” and unbanked people, and on the other, it releases society from biased information and fake news providing access to trusted data. BT guarantees contents precision, distributing a consensual tamper-proof “hyperledger” proving transactions' authenticity and data's integrity. As consensus should be plural, BT's decentralization is thought to be a must in ethical terms.
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Useful Organizational Knowledge via Knowledge Elicitation and Management
Consensus is the state achieved when, if any group participant is asked, alone and outside of the group's hearing, about the consensus/results achieved by the group: their response is that they can support the consensus arrived at, no reservations.
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From Conflict to Constructive Engagement: Mediating Public Art
A decision-making process in which all participants come to agreement, the premise being that even a single dissent offers to make the ultimate decision stronger when the group fully understands it and commits to finding a solution to apparent disagreement.
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Metrics, Platforms, Emulators, and TestNets for Ethereum
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Blockchanging Politics: Opening a Trustworthy but Hazardous Reforming Era
A group decision-making process in which group members develop and agree to support a decision in the best interest of the whole group.
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Philosophy in the Knowledge Structure Pyramid: Knowledge Elicitation and Management
(For the purpose of this chapter and as used in this chapter) consensus is the state achieved when, if any group participant is asked, alone and outside of the group's hearing, about the consensus/results achieved by the group: their response is that they can support the consensus arrived at, no reservations.
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Blockchain Technology: Applications in the Industry
It is a fault-tolerant mechanism used in blockchain systems to achieve the necessary agreement on a single data value or a single state of the network among distributed processes or multi-agent systems, such as with cryptocurrencies.
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Resolving Wicked Problems through Collaboration
people reaching an agreement for action that is unsatisfying to many in the group but not so bad as to provoke serious opposition.
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Unreliable Failure Detectors for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
Consensus is a fundamental agreement problem where each process proposes an initial value and all correct processes (those not crashed) must agree on a single value.
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Blockchain Towards Secure UAV-Based Systems
A transaction in the blockchain is considered valid after the network participants have reached a consensus using a consensus algorithm.
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A Distributed Framework and Consensus Middle-Ware for Human Swarm Interaction
Having a set of robots agree upon certain variables of interest, they are said to have reached consensus.
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Hybrid Genetics Algorithms for Multiple Sequence Alignment
The calculated order of most frequent residues, either nucleotide or amino ascid, found at each position in a sequence alignment.
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Ambiguity and Group Consensus
General agreement on a topic or issue by two or more people; unanimous agreement is not required for a group to have consensus. Consensus has both a qualitative (social) and quantitative (mathematical) context.
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Knowledge Engineering Methodology with Examples
For the purpose of this article and as used in this article, the state achieved when, if any group participant is asked, alone and outside of the group's hearing about the consensus/results achieved by the group: their response that they can support the consensus arrived at, no reservations.
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