From API to ACI: platforms and smart contracts

Dalle APIs (application programming interfaces) alle ACIs (application contracting interfaces)

“Contracts in themselves have also not been formerly perceived as boundary resources, in the sense that the network effects of a platform ecosystem could be boosted by opening up so-called application contracting interfaces, ACIs (cf. application programming interfaces, APIs). This would enable the creation of more highly automated digital contracting mechanisms, process automation that reaches further beyond companies’ own information systems, as well as more automated and more dynamic networks of contracting parties” (Expanding the Platform: Smart Contracts as Boundary Resources, Lauslahti et alii, 2018)

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Cosimo Accoto

Research Affiliate at MIT | Author "Il Mondo Dato" (Egea) | Philosopher in Residence | Business Innovation Advisor | www.cosimoaccoto.com