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Billy Magnuson on Blockchain Democracy

Season 1, Ep. 485

In this episode, William J. Magnuson, Associate Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, discusses his book, "Blockchain Democracy: Technology, Law and the Rule of the Crowd," which is published by Cambridge University Press. Magnuson begins by explaining what blockchain and bitcoin are, how they work, and why people find them compelling. He describes the origins of blockchain, why it was created, and how it is used. He reflects on potential problems with blockchain technology, especially in relation to democratic values. And he suggests that it offers both promise and risk. Magnuson is on Twitter at @profmagnuson.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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