Thesis title: The social and technical setups of blockchains: innovation, valuation and controversies
Supervisor: Fabian Muniesa
The ambition of this thesis is to propose a sociological analysis of the in-the-making innovative process in which are engaging financial institutions, high-tech companies and many different actors. This empirical work is focused on the social and technical setups of the blockchains, that is the networks of actors, institutions, objects and discourses taking part in the definition and the construction of blockchains. The investigation will be about the networks leading to the definition of prototypes, of standards and market norms, and also on the controversies spaces, discussions and negociations in the innovation process.