Dr. Quinn DuPont

Quinn DuPont studies social aspects of cryptography, cybersecurity, and code, and is an active researcher in digital and new media studies, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology. With nearly a decade of industry experience as a Senior Information Specialist at IBM, IT consultant, and usability and experience designer, he also investigates the practical and ethical implications of emerging technologies. His current research focuses on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technologies, and he is currently involved in Canadian SCC/​ISO blockchain standardization efforts. His forthcoming book, Cryptocurrencies (Polity), is a scholarly survey of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in society.