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Blockchain Futures: With or Without Bitcoin?

Kewell, Elizabeth and Ward, P (2017) Blockchain Futures: With or Without Bitcoin? Strategic Change (Specia).

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Abstract

Explores perceptions of blockchain futures, provided by an informant to the Bitcoin ecosystem. Blockchain technology is considered, in some quarters, to have outgrown its primary association with the Bitcoin payments ecosystem. This belief has fostered numerous predictions of blockchain futures in which the Bitcoin ecosystem is largely absent. It is nevertheless wholly possible to imagine a future for blockchain in which Bitcoin plays a presiding role. In drawing attention to subtexts of this kind, the paper argues that expectations of the future can prove highly persuasive within the context of technology selection and adoption processes of the present, lending an invisible hand to the design of business models, while also guiding strategic choices and the purchasing decisions made by managers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Economics
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kewell, Elizabethe.kewell@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Ward, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2017
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 May 2017 08:46
Last Modified : 25 Jul 2017 15:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814157

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