“This book cuts through the hype and reviews, in layperson’s terms, the developments and applications of blockchain, offering lessons for how we will imagine human systems, governance, and accountability in a world of distributed computational processes and decentralized authority. A real tour de force.”
Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine

“Amidst all the hype surrounding cryptocurrency, this book provides a refreshingly balanced perspective on what matters – and does not matter – about these new forms of money. Quinn DuPont provides a well-informed analysis of the cryptocurrency terrain, which should be required reading for students and researchers, as well as anyone who wants to get involved in this exciting new world but might be wary of doing so.”
Nigel Dodd, London School of Economics

“DuPont deftly draws readers through the technical debates and plentiful hype surrounding blockchains and cryptocurrencies by providing realistic impressions of what these technologies can and cannot do.” (Full review in Information Polity)

Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, University of Groningen