Quinn DuPont, PhD


Quinn DuPont is a senior research scientist at blockchain.lab in Schulich School of Business at York University. Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Business at University College Dublin and a Senior Information Specialist at IBM. He has a PhD in Information Science from the University of Toronto.

He is the author of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (Polity 2019); Associate Editor, Frontiers in Blockchains; Research Fellow at University College London, Center for Blockchain Technologies; and Affiliate at The Future of Money Research Collaborative.

He has held visiting research positions at Rutgers University (Digital Media), Leuphana University (Digital Cultures Research Lab), and the University of Victoria (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab). His multidisciplinary writing has been published in journals such as First Monday, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Global Policy, Metaphilosophy, amodern, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, and other venues.

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Art, Culture, & Digital Media

Speaking & Teaching

Please contact me to book speaking engagements about: decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), cryptoeconomics, microeconomic and policy design, digital polycentric governance, digital political economy, and decentralized identities.


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I maintain a virtual open door policy. I am always interested in speaking with students, researchers, and technologists with similar interests. If you would like to speak with me please book a date and time on my calendar.

Financial disclosure

I maintain small balances of cryptocurrencies for personal use and research purposes. I do not invest in cryptocurrencies; see my research on the ethics of research and development for a more thorough explanation.