Attitudes to Cryptocurrencies: A Comparative Study Between Sweden and Japan

Rickard Grassman, Vanessa Bracamonte, Matthew Davis, Maki Sato
2021 The Review of Socionetwork Strategies  
AbstractIn this paper, we explore how cryptocurrencies have been received in Sweden and Japan, and what specific attitudes and discourses may reveal about the ethical implications surrounding this new technology. By way of topic modelling prevalent discourses on social media among users of cryptocurrencies, and teasing out the more culturally situated significance in such interactions through discourse analysis, our aim is to unpack the way certain tropes and traces around the notion of
more » ... may provide a fruitful lens through which we may discern how this technology has been received in each respective country. The ultimate aim of the paper is to shed light on the attitudes that inform the way this technology is perceived and the cultural and ideological nuances that this brings to the fore, as well as how this culturally nuanced view may help us better discern the potential advantages and ethical challenges associated with this new technology.
doi:10.1007/s12626-021-00069-6 pmid:35505973 pmcid:PMC7966896 fatcat:mx3gia2b4vaqdkfzna76iunkgq