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 EVERY*, 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

  • COALA & Decentralized Web (San Francisco, July 30-Aug 2)
  • 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)