G. (Georgy) Ishmaev


I am a Ph.D. candidate working on data ethics with a particular focus on the topics of privacy and blockchain technologies. I hold an MA by research from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) in Philosophy of Information.


My research project is titled ‘Open-Sourcing Normative Assumptions on Privacy and Other Moral Values in Blockchain Applications’. It focuses on the promises of decentralised architectures enabled by blockchain technology to preserve moral values of privacy and individual autonomy in the digitalised society. To qualify these claims I take a critical look at the key normative assumptions - trust in private data protection, data ownership, and data sovereignty - that drive development of these applications and define their moral effects. 

  • Ishmaev, G.(Forthcoming). The Ethical Limits of Blockchain Enabled Markets for Private IoT data. Philosophy & Technology.

  • Ishmaev, G.(2017). Blockchain Technology as an Institution of Property. Metaphilosophy, 48(5), 666–686. https://doi.org/10.1111/meta.12277

  • Ishmaev, G. (2018). Rethinking Trust in the Internet of Things. In R. Leenes, R. van Brakel, S. Gutwirth, & P. de Hert (Eds.), Data Protection and Privacy: The Internet of Bodies (pp. 203–230). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Pesch, U., & Ishmaev, G. (2019). Fictions and frictions: Promises, Transaction Costs and the Innovation of Network Technologies. Social Studies of Science, 030631271983833. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312719838339

Georgy Ishmaev

PhD Candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Design for Values
Management of responsible innovation