Conceptualizing Blockchains

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This multidisciplinary project explores the ideas and concepts behind specific blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in society. We study how meanings and values are constructed, discussed, and applied in practice in journalism as well as in organizational communication.

Name of the project: Conceptualizing Blockchains

Project description: In this project, we study how blockchain as a concept and idea is conceptualized in media texts and in business texts, what types of variations there is and how the discussion in society develops.

Project leader at University of Vaasa: Professori Tanja Sihvonen
Co-operation partner: Associate Professor Jukka Sihvonen, Aalto university
Project pediod: 2018-2023
Financing: Vaasa Aktia Foundation, OP Group Research Foundation, Suomen Arvopaperimarkkinoiden edistämissäätiö, Foundation for Economic Education, Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion
Acquired project funding (euro): 90.500 euro
Research group: Communication Studies research group
Contact person: Tanja Sihvonen
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90 500€
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Communication studies
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