New book: ‘Bitcoin and Beyond’

Bitcoin and Beyond: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Global Governance.
Edited by Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Routledge 2018.

Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 several hundred different ‘cryptocurrencies’ have been developed and become accepted for a wide variety of transactions in leading online commercial marketplaces and the ‘sharing economy’, as well as by more traditional retailers, manufacturers, and even by charities and political parties. This volume brings scholars of anthropology, economics, Science and Technology Studies, and sociology together with Global Political Economy scholars in assessing the actual implications posed by Bitcoin and blockchains for contemporary global governance. Its interdisciplinary contributions provide academics, policymakers, industry practitioners and the general public with more nuanced understandings of technological change in the changing character of governance within and across the borders of nation-states.

Featuring contributions from Moritz Hütten/Matthias Thiemann, Ying-Ying Hsiehet al., Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn /Marcel Goguen, Kai Jia/Falin Zhang, Daivi Rodima-Taylor/William W. Grimes, Francesca Musiani et al., and Quinn DuPont. More information is available here.