Day 3: Cryptocurrency | Samantha Bates | December 09, 2016


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Day 3: Cryptocurrency

by Samantha Bates Show/Hide

One view of the progression of digital technology has been roughly from amateur to professional, from open to closed, and from chaotic to ordered — as the early successes from left field of Google, Facebook, and Twitter enter publicly-traded adulthood. At the ripe year of 2017, are there still digital disruptions to be had?

The phenomenon (and increasing literal value) of cryptocurrency — and, for that matter, the foundational blockchain technologies on which it can be based — seems to indicate that there are still surprises from left field. What does the rise of cryptocurrency tell us about the state of cyberspace, and what should we expect — and hope for — next?


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    1. 5.4 Show/Hide More Vili Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova, Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis. MIT Press (2014)
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Harvard Law School, Berkman Center

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