English | Sep 17, 2020 | ISBN: 019751507X, 0197515088 | 304 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Following the catastrophic events of the 2008 global financial crisis, an anonymous hacker released Bitcoin to claw back power from commercial and central banks. It quickly garnered an enthusiastic following who sought to forge a stable and democratic global economy-a world free from hierarchy and control. In their eyes, Bitcoin’s underlying architecture, blockchain, hailed the dawn of decentralisation.
Money Code Space shatters these emancipatory claims. In their place, Jack Parkin constructs a new framework for revealing the geographies of power that lie behind blockchain networks. Drawing on first-hand experience in cryptocurrency communities and start-up companies from Silicon Valley to London, Parkin untangles the complex web of culture, politics, and economics that truly drive decentralisation.