Women in Blockchain

Dr. Beth Kewell is part of a growing community of social science researchers who are interested in blockchain technology, focusing especially on the impact it is having on society, and how, for example, it is recalibrating accepted notions of ethics and risk.  As part of her engagement, Beth has considered how blockchain developers interpret and make sense of what they do, using concepts of sensemaking, expectation, and technoscientific imaging, as explanatory frameworks. She is also interested in hearing about the experience of women working in the blockchain community.

Beth has previously  been involved in research related to the Hub-of All Things or HAT, on data privacy, writing on the implications it raises for two once separate conversations on the sociology money and digital literacy, the boundaries of which are becoming blurred as a result of new economic practices that could see us using personal data as a substitute for cash in the near future.