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, Advisor at SHOP, 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

  • George Mason University, “Organizational Science and Cybersecurity” workshop (Fairfax, VA, July 14-15)
  • International Communications Association, “Hacking Culture and the Emergence of Responsible Computer Security Research” (Prague, May 24-28, 2018)
  • University of Chicago; History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Workshop, “Origins of the Encrypted Information Society (1945-2013)” (Chicago, May 18, 2018)