24 June 2015
Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution is Transforming the Economy
2014, Yale University Press, 320 pages, £17.99
Reviewer: Nigel Dodd, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics
Edward Castronova’s Wildcat Currency can be added to a growing list of new books that chart radical changes in our monetary landscape: from the demise of cash, through the emergence of new monetary forms such as local and time-based currencies, to new payments systems and digital currencies such as Bitcoin. These books pose varied questions, for example about what the end of cash means for…
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