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Why smart cities must embrace decentralization: the case for blockchain cities

The term smart cities, and the movement, has been around for a dozen years now. While smart cities initially represented a top-down, multinational, tech-driven paradigm, in recent years, we have begun to witness cities embracing more bottom-up citizen co-creation. Despite this transition, much of the tech in smart cities is still being implemented top-down with proprietary software driving IoT, big data and the like.


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