WILLIAM MAGNUSON - Blockchain Democracy

 

 

 

Friday, February 28 at 7 PM

Author
WILLIAM MAGNUSON
speaking & signing
Blockchain Democracy

 

 

 


ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN DEMOCRACY

In Blockchain Democracy, William Magnuson provides a breathtaking tour of the world of blockchain and bitcoin, from their origins in the online scribblings of a shadowy figure named Satoshi Nakamoto, to their furious rise and dramatic crash in the 2010s, to their ignominious connections to the dark web and online crime. Magnuson argues that blockchain's popularity stands as a testament both to the depth of distrust of government today, and also to the fervent and undying belief that technology and the world of cyberspace can provide an answer. He demonstrates how blockchain's failings provide broader lessons about what happens when technology runs up against the stubborn realities of law, markets, and human nature. This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding how technology is changing our democracy, and how democracy is changing our technology.


ABOUT WILLIAM MAGNUSON

William Magnuson is an associate professor at Texas A & M Law School. He teaches and writes about corporations, technology, and finance. Prior to joining Texas A & M, he taught law at Harvard University, Massachusetts, worked as an associate at Sullivan and Cromwell in New York, and served as a journalist in the Rome bureau of the Washington Post.


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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
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$29.99
ISBN: 9781108712088
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Published: Cambridge University Press - January 2nd, 2020

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