The Leisures of Blockchains: Exploratory Analysis

5 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: December 4, 2017


The public discourse on blockchains and cryptocurrencies has been influenced by a range of domains, but there is a “leisured” aspect to blockchains that warrants the attention of academics and practitioners, as this aspect serves to enrich the public engagement with this emergent branch of technology. This discussion paper advances that discourse through an exploratory analysis of a “leisured”, yet monetized and technologically coherent, program built on blockchain principles.

Keywords: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Technology, Leisure, Play

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Leisures of Blockchains: Exploratory Analysis (December 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
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Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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