Chapter 7 Cryptocurrency, Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain Tokens

In Sustainable Consumption: Political Economy of Sustainable Food. Otakaari: Aalto University. pp. 199-241 (2023)
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This chapter discusses cryptocurrency, distributed ledger technology and blockchain tokens within the context of technological innovation, the history of money and accounting practices, and their multiple functionalities beyond those of standard currencies. This discussion is motivated by the design of cryptocurrencies for specific community needs, and to reflect anti-rival, positive sum value.

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S. M. Amadae
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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