Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of computer security, crypto, and code. He is currently a Research Associate in the School of Information at University of Washington, and starting 2019 he begins as an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at University College Dublin. He has a PhD in Information Science (Toronto), and is an ALA-accredited librarian (Western).

His current research focuses on ethical practices of computer security researchers and the study of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.

Previously, he was a Senior Information Specialist at IBM and an IT consultant. He is a member of the Standards Council of Canada and ISO blockchain standardization committees, Education Chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative, and advisor and consultant for several blockchain startups. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of the Blockchain Research Network and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Blockchains.

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)