Call for Chapters.
Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, economic, and technological challenges
Editors have been working with Emily Briggs (Commissioning Editor for Sociology, Routledge) to prepare this proposal.
Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria University at Newcastle.
Giuseppe Destefanis, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 20 April 2018
Submission Date: 20 September 2018
Blockchain is no longer just about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general, but it can be seen as a disruptive and revolutionary technology, which will have major impacts on multiple aspects of our lives. The revolutionary power of such technology can be compared with the revolution sparked by the world wide web and the Internet in general. As the Internet can be seen as a mean for sharing information, so blockchain technologies can be seen as a way to introduce the next level: blockchain allows the possibility of sharing value. This book seeks to underline the risks and opportunities offered by the advent of blockchain technologies and the rise of the web 3.0. Given the nature, the implications and consequences of this new technology, this book will proceed from an interdisciplinary perspective. The core analysis in the book is explaining how such technologies are disruptive and, further, to explain the concrete consequences of these disruptions, in terms of social, economic and technological consequences. We anticipate that the comparative examination of these features will be helpful to clarify the dynamics and consequences of the blockchain technologies in a variety of disciplines settings. Thus, the volume integrates a number of chapters examining disparate settings around the world, all unified around their focus on the phenomenon of blockchain in comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
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