The Concept and Criticisms of Steemit

CBRI Working Papers: Notes on the 21st Century

10 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2018 Last revised: 22 Feb 2021

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: Feburary 20, 2021

Abstract

This paper examines the concept and the criticisms of Steemit, with a view to situating its difficulties in imposing a self-regulating cryptoanarchist information network, as well its interesting meshing of blogging and social networking with a blockchain (Steem) database. This raises questions about the structures of accountability in the cryptocurrency realm, and of the abuse of cryptoanarchist principles in practice.

Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Anarchism, Structure, Steem, Ethereum

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Concept and Criticisms of Steemit (Feburary 20, 2021). CBRI Working Papers: Notes on the 21st Century, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3129410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3129410

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
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Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

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