Primavera De Filippi

Permanent Researcher at CNRS

Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & IT Services at the World Economic Forum, as well as the founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Network Neutrality, Platform Responsibility and Blockchain Technology. In addition to her academic research, Primavera acts as a legal expert for Creative Commons and the P2P Foundation.


Bitcoin: a regulatory nightmare to a libertarian dream2014, Internet Policy Review, 3(2).

Blockchain-based Crowdfunding: what impact on artistic production and art consumption?, , Observatório Itaú Cultural, issue 19 Year.

The interplay between decentralization and privacy: the case of blockchain technologies2016, Journal of Peer Production, Issue n.7: Alternative Internets.


DAO, Decentralised Governance, Smart Contracts


Law, Policy, Governance


Berkman Center and CNRS

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