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Blockchain Futures: With or Without Bitcoin?

Kewell, Elizabeth and Ward, P (2017) Blockchain Futures: With or Without Bitcoin? Strategic Change, 26 (5). pp. 491-498.

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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, 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 :
Ward, P
Date : 21 September 2017
DOI : 10.1002/jsc.2149
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Additional Information : Special Issue: The Future of Money and Further Applications of the Blockchain
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 May 2017 08:46
Last Modified : 22 Mar 2019 02:08

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