Entrepreneurial Exit: Developing the Cryptoeconomy

14 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last revised: 18 May 2018

Date Written: May 15, 2018


Blockchain technology enables entrepreneurs to develop new decentralised governance structures to coordinate human interaction and exchange. That is, blockchain enables exit from political-socioeconomic systems through new forms of property rights protection and enforcement. This chapter examines the economic problem facing entrepreneurs as they use blockchain to cryptosecede and develop the new governance structures of the cryptoeconomy. The analysis draws on institutional and new development economics, arguing that blockchain entrepreneurs face a private economic development problem over complementary ‘protective-tier’ institutional technologies (Leeson and Boettke 2009). This understanding of the parallels between territorial economic development and the cryptoeconomy development helps explain collaboration between blockchain entrepreneurs within governance structures such as hackathons and conferences (Allen 2017). These collaborative governance structures are entrepreneurial efforts of self-governed economic development of the cryptoeconomy.

Keywords: Cryptoeconomics, Blockchain, New Development Economics, Institutional Entrepreneurship, Institutional Economics, Cryptoeconomy

Suggested Citation

Allen, Darcy, Entrepreneurial Exit: Developing the Cryptoeconomy (May 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3139122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3139122

Darcy Allen (Contact Author)

RMIT University ( email )

440 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, 3000

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