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Crypto Crowds: Singularities and Multiplicities on the Blockchain

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Volume 21

Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis

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Crypto Crowds

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)

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Ownership of cryptocurrencies and related assets has given rise to self-described “coin-communities.” Discussing the notions around social dynamics, this collection explores how crowd and community formations manifest empirically in cryptocurrency sociality online. It suggests that tensions between cryptocurrency adopters generate political, moral, and cosmological realities, which intensify crowding dynamics online. Pioneering in its approach to the increasing digitalization and datafication of everyday life, the volume encourages scholars to explore further how “decentralized” and “trustless” technologies take part in the construction of postmodern crowds.

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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