The Licentious Blockchains: Outlining an Altcoin Subgenre

Discussion Paper Series: Notes on the 21st Century

5 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2018  

Usman W. Chohan

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI)

Date Written: December 8, 2017

Abstract

Recent explorations of blockchain technologies have begun to examine “leisured” deployments and community-building activities facilitated by cryptoassets such as Dogecoin and Cryptokitties. However, an important emergent subgenre, wherein numerous cryptocoins have already been issued, is in the commonly denoted “adult entertainment” industries, and this discussion paper examines those crypto-issuances that comprise this subgenre of altcoins with a view to outlining their social function.

Keywords: cryptocurrency, bitcoin, cryptography, financial assets, pornography,

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Licentious Blockchains: Outlining an Altcoin Subgenre (December 8, 2017). Discussion Paper Series: Notes on the 21st Century. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3101730

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

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