Quinn DuPont

Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of cybersecurity, cryptography, and code, and is an ac­tive re­searcher in dig­i­tal cul­ture and new me­dia stud­ies, dig­i­tal hu­man­i­ties, and the his­tory of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy. He has a PhD in In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (Toronto), and is an ALA-ac­cred­ited li­brar­ian (West­ern), with a decade of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence as a Se­nior In­for­ma­tion Spe­cial­ist at IBM, an IT con­sul­tant, and a us­abil­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence de­signer. His cur­rent re­search fo­cuses on Bit­coin, cryp­tocur­ren­cies, and blockchain tech­nolo­gies, and he is a mem­ber of the Cana­dian SCC/​ISO blockchain stan­dard­iza­tion com­mit­tee.

His forth­com­ing book, Cryptocurrencies (Polity), is a schol­arly sur­vey of cryp­tocur­ren­cies and blockchain tech­nolo­gies in so­ci­ety.


Toronto, ON, Canada



University of Toronto