Bitcoin and social theory
My most comprehensive theoretical treatment of bitcoin and monetary theory so far is PDF] [ePub]. It combines fresh interpretations of the origins of money with a bitcoin-specific economic history organized around those concepts.
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Covering different territory is my article in The Journal of Prices and Markets, “Commodity, scarcity, and monetary value theory in light of bitcoin” (HTML and PDF; published on 24 Feb 2015). This gets into more specialized detail on core economic-theory concepts, with applications to bitcoin and clarifications in light of it. It is a thoroughly revised and re-framed version of my, “Revisiting conceptions of commodity and scarcity in light of Bitcoin” (17 March 2014) [PDF] [ePub].
Below are links to a selection of my other bitcoin-related writings. In addition, see the neighboring Bitcoin Decrypted page for my comprehensive three-part narrated slideshow series on Bitcoin.
Other selected articles
Sidechained bitcoin substitutes: A monetary commentary (25 October 2014)
Bitcoin: Magic, fraud, or ‘sufficiently advanced technology’? (19 September 2014)
MtGox fiasco highlights advantages of Bitcoin and damage from regulation (27 February 2014)
Hyper-monetization reloaded: Another round of bubble talk (7 November 2013)
A short Bitcoin commentary on “Deflation and Liberty” (29 March 2013)