Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of computer security, crypto, and code. He is currently a postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Information, University of Washington. He has a PhD in Information Science (Toronto), and is an ALA-accredited librarian (Western), with a decade of industry experience as a Senior Information Specialist at IBM and IT consulting. His current research focuses on ethical practices of computer security researchers, and cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. He is a member of the Standards Council of Canada and ISO blockchain standardization committees, Chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative, Chief Governance Officer at Qubit Protocol, and Partner at Rothbadi & Co.

His book, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (2018, Polity), is a scholarly survey of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies in society.

Recent & Upcoming Lectures

  • University of British Columbia, iSchool “Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains” (Seattle, March 16, 2018)
  • University of Washington, ISACA, “Developing a Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains Research Agenda” (Seattle, April 3, 2018)
  • University of Chicago; History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Workshop, “Origins of the Encrypted Information Society (1945-2013)” (Chicago, May 18, 2018)
  • International Communications Association, “Hacking Culture and the Emergence of Responsible Computer Security Research” (Prague, May 24-28, 2018)