The Politics of Bitcoin

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The Politics of Bitcoin

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has been widely promoted as a digital currency that will revolutionize everything from online commerce to the nation-state. Yet supporters of Bitcoin and its blockchain technology subscribe to a form of cyberlibertarianism that depends to a surprising extent on far-right political thought. The Politics of Bitcoin exposes how much of the economic and political thought on which this cryptocurrency is based emerges from ideas that travel the gamut, from Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, and Ludwig von Mises to Federal Reserve conspiracy theorists. Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

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The Politics of Bitcoin
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: David Golumbia
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-26 - Publisher: Forerunners: Ideas First

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has been widely promoted as a digital currency that will revolutionize everything from online commerce to the nation-state. Yet supporters of Bitcoin and its blockchain technology subscribe to a form of cyberlibertarianism that depends to a surprising extent on far-right political thought. The Politics
The Politics of Bitcoin
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: David Golumbia
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-26 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has been widely promoted as a digital currency that will revolutionize everything from online commerce to the nation-state. Yet supporters of Bitcoin and its blockchain technology subscribe to a form of cyberlibertarianism that depends to a surprising extent on far-right political thought. The Politics
The Politics of Evasion
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Robert Latham
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-31 - Publisher: Routledge

Burgeoning national security programs; thickening borders; Wikileaks and Anonymous; immigrant rights rallies; Occupy movements; student protests; neoliberal austerity; global financial crises – these developments underscore that the fable of a hope-filled post-cold war globalization has faded away. In its place looms the prospect of states and corporations transforming a permanent
Vorgeschichte der Gegenwart
Language: de
Pages:
Authors: Lutz Raphael, Thomas Schlemmer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

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The Invisible Politics of Bitcoin
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Primavera De Filippi
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

Bitcoin is a decentralised currency and payment system that seeks to eliminate the need for trusted authorities. It relies on a peer-to-peer network and cryptographic protocols to perform the functions of traditional financial intermediaries, such as verifying transactions and preserving the integrity of the system. This article examines the political