[Air-L] New Book: Blockchain and Web 3.0. Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges. Routledge

Massimo Ragnedda ragnedda at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 03:54:07 PDT 2019

Apologies for cross posting

*Out now*

Massimo Ragnedda and Giuseppe Destefanis (eds) *Blockchain and Web 3.0.
Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges*. Routledge


Blockchain is no longer just about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general.
Instead, it can be seen as a disruptive, revolutionary technology which
will have major impacts on multiple aspects of our lives. The revolutionary
power of such technology compares with the revolution sparked by the World
Wide Web and the Internet in general. Just as the Internet is a means of
sharing information, so blockchain technologies can be seen as a way to
introduce the next level: sharing value.

*Blockchain and Web 3.0 *fills the gap in our understanding of blockchain
technologies by hosting a discussion of the new technologies in a variety
of disciplinary settings. Indeed, this volume explains how such
technologies are disruptive and comparatively examines the social,
economic, technological and legal consequences of these disruptions. Such a
comparative perspective has previously been underemphasized in the debate
about blockchain, which has subsequently led to weaknesses in our
understanding of decentralized technologies.

Underlining the risks and opportunities offered by the advent of blockchain
technologies and the rise of Web 3.0, *Blockchain and Web 3.0 *will appeal
to researchers and academics interested in fields such as sociology and
social policy, cyberculture, new media and privacy and data protection.

More details here:

Read the first two chapters on Google Book:


*Massimo Ragnedda* <http://northumbria.academia.edu/MassimoRagnedda>

Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication

Squires Building 306f, Northumbria University, NE8 1ST  Newcastle (UK)  Tel:

Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State
University <http://www.journ.msu.ru/eng/news/27610/>

*Most recent books:*

Bruce Mutsvairo and Massimo Ragnedda eds (2019) Mapping the Digital Divide
in Africa. A Mediated Analysis.
University Press

Massimo Ragnedda and Bruce Mutsvairo, eds (2018) *Digital Inclusion. An
International Comparative Analysis
Lexington Books.

Massimo Ragnedda and Glenn Muschert, eds (2018) *Theorizing Digital Divide*
<http://bit.ly/2y9WSLm>, Routledge

Massimo Ragnedda (2017) *The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian approach to
digital inequalities* <http://bit.ly/2f8FObg>, Routledge.

*Latest articles:*

Massimo Ragnedda, Maria Laura Ruiu and Felice Addeo (2019), Measuring
Digital Capital: an empirical investigation, New Media and Society

Massimo Ragnedda (2018) Conceptualizing Digital Capital
Telematics and Informatics

Vice chair of Digital Divide Working Group, IAMCR

Co-convenors of NINSO (Northumbria Internet and Society Research Group

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