New Money Review podcast

New Money Review podcast

The Hidden Politics of Cryptocurrencies

May 20, 2019

Paul Amery, editor of New Money Review, interviews Professor Donald MacKenzie of the University of Edinburgh.

MacKenzie is a sociologist of science and technology. In this podcast he discusses what he calls the political economy of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: how politics are made in cryptocurrency networks, the influence of protocol design on politics and how problems get resolved. Many of these questions are still open.

In the podcast we discuss a recent article on cryptocurrency mining by MacKenzie in the London Review of Books, available here (