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.

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.