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Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation

Jack Parkin

Abstract

Newly emerging cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology present a challenging research problem in the field of digital politics and economics. Bitcoin—the first widely implemented cryptocurrency and blockchain architecture—seemingly separates itself from the existing territorial boundedness of nation-state money via a process of algorithmic decentralisation. Proponents declare that the utilisation of cryptography to advance financial transactions will disrupt the modern centralised structures by which capitalist economies are currently organised: corporations, governments, commercial banks, ... More

Keywords: Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, distributed ledger technology, algorithmic decentralisation, money, code, space, political economy, economic geography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197515075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197515075.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Parkin, author
Adjunct Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University