Quinn DuPont is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Information. Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Business at University College Dublin. 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; Education Chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative and IEEE TEMS; Research Fellow, University College London, Center for Blockchain Technologies; and Affiliate, 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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- Digital Polycentric Governance Observatory (opportunity for research funding)
- "Progressive Web3: From Digital Polycentric Governance to Social Coproduction" in CryptoCarnival (2023)
- "Shaping Ethical Computing Cultures," (64)11, 2021 Communications of the ACM (with Katie Shilton and Megan Finn)
- "Experiments in Algorithmic Governance: An ethnography of “The DAO,” a failed Decentralized Autonomous Organization" in M. Campbell-Verduyn (Ed.), Bitcoin and Beyond: The Challenges and Opportunities of Blockchains for Global Governance (pp. 157–177). New York: Routledge (2017).
- “Prolegomenon to contemporary ethics of Machine Translation.” In H. Moniz and C. Escartin. (Eds.), Towards Responsible Machine Translation. New York: Springer Nature, Machine Translation: Technologies and Applications Series (2021) (with Wessel Reijers).
- “Cryptographic Media.” In J. Hunsinger, L. Klastrup, & Matthew M. (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Internet Research. New York: Springer (2020).
- Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (Polity Press, 2019)
- Alice and Bob: A History of the World's Most Famous Cryptographic Couple
- Cracking the Agrippa Code
Please contact me to book speaking engagements about: decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), cryptoeconomics, digital polycentric governance, digital political economy, and decentralized identities.
- UBC LIBR 559 "Blockchain Technology for Information Professionals" (Spring 2023)
- “Dance Notation: Grammars for Understanding and Controlling the Body.” Invited lecture at Digital Matters, Seigen, Germany, 2021.
- IEEE Research Notes in Blockchain
- Interview, RMIT Mint and Burn podcast
- "Technologies and Best Practice for Next-Gen Organizations" Huawei STW 2022
- Interview, Rational Reminder podcast
- Interview, Blockchain Socialist podcast
- Researching Web3 Workshop (July 13-14, 2022)
- “Guiding Principles for Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and DLT Research,” Invited presentation at Frontiers in Best Practice in Research Ethics. University College London (2022).
Please see Crypto Research Consulting for more information about my IT and management consulting services.
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.
- Twitter @quinndupont
- Email: quinndupont AT ieee.org
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.