Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Information Management and Technology
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Finance and Financial Management | Technology and Innovation
The purpose of this honor’s thesis is to consider the rhetoric about blockchain technology. It is recognizable that blockchain technology does not share a common definition, method, or general understanding; this absence or opacity influences its use in institutions and industries. To advance my thesis about the rhetoric of blockchain, I developed a framework to analyze and critique blockchain technology use. Then, I applied this framework to two articles that discuss the adaptation of blockchain in the financial industry. My findings were that advocates for the technology are influencing its intended use. The rhetoric surrounding the technology is why the technology is believed to enforce trust-free transactions.
Kohli, Mira, "The Rhetoric of Blockchain Technology" (2019). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 1084.
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