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Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis
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Singularities and Multiplicities on the Blockchain
Edited by Matan Shapiro
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from Bergen University.
126 pages, pocket size (7.25'' x 4.25''), bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-292-7 $9.95/£7.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (March 2024)
Ownership of cryptocurrencies features contrasting forms of mobilization. On one hand, it denotes association with a global crowd of unrelated individual investors, which expands as it attracts more members. On the other hand, it includes participation in grassroots communities, which are generally more insular. Crypto Crowds demonstrates how this tension generates political, economic and moral realities in different cultural and geographical contexts. Pioneering in its approach to cryptocurrency trading, this volume will inspire scholars interested in the sociality of decentralized business models, boom-and-bust cycles on the blockchain, libertarian utopias and other postmodern crowding phenomena.
Matan Shapiro is a Social Anthropologist currently researching synoptic surveillance and changing notions of alterity online as part of the ERC-funded SAMCOM Project at the department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.
Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologySociology
Crypto Crowds Edited by Matan Shapiro is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Bergen University.
OA ISBN: 978-1-80539-294-1
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