Digital Currencies as Infrastructures

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Title: Digital Currencies as Infrastructures
Authors: Miscione, Gianluca
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Date: 18-May-2015
Online since: 2015-05-21T12:44:38Z
Abstract: Currencies are information infrastructures at least because they classify goods (through pricing), communicate prices across markets and establish, maintain and transform social and power relations. Possibly, information goods have always existed. New waves of information technologies (alphabet, paper, printing press, TV, computers) have emphasized those goods' peculiarities: Walter Benjamin wrote about "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" already in 1936 BUT the distinction between information and support has never been so evident since Napster.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Author
Keywords: MoneyBitcoinInformation infrastructures
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Introduction to 'Gaming Money' Workshop, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 18 May, 2015
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