NewsClick: Busting the Technology Hyperbole of Bitcoin

By Richard Hill

How Noise Matters to Finance (Knouf)This book is a very readable and valuable monograph which combines sound historical research with insightful analysis.  The issues discussed go far beyond Bitcoin and are directly related to broader Internet governance issues , such as those presented in three important books by, respectively, McChesney Schiller and Powers and Jablonsky .

Golumbia’s book starts by jumping right into its main thesis: that a specific recent technology (blockchain) is being touted as an enabler of a libertarian revolution, not just by naïve technologists, but by determined and well organized extremist right-wing groups that attack existing governmental institutions, including central banks and conventional monetary systems.

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