Quinn DuPont, PhD


Quinn DuPont is an information scientist with subject matter expertise in infosec, crypto, and human behaviour. He has a PhD in Information Science from the University of Toronto.

He is the author of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (Polity 2019) and Defining Web3 (Springer, 2024), 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 research and teaching positions at York University (Schulich School of Business), University of British Columbia (Information Science), University College Dublin (School of Business), University of Washington (Information Science) Rutgers University (Digital Media), Leuphana University (Digital Cultures Research Lab), University of Victoria (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab), and Dalhousie University (Faculty of Management). 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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Recent Research

Art, Culture, & Digital Media

Speaking & Teaching

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

Contact me

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 email me at quinndupont AT ieee.org.

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.