Blockchain in the Role of Emancipatory Technology Conference Paper uri icon


  • Historically, women miners have been at a disadvantage in the mining industries due to factors outside of their control. This has caused them problems related to less income and worse working conditions as compared to their male counterparts. This research demonstrates how blockchain can be used as an emancipatory technology that can help improve the economic and ultimately social impact of these marginalized workers. Specifically, the paper demonstrates how mediating economic opportunity through an emancipatory technology such as blockchain can reduce negative influences of gender bias, ASM involvement, poor market conditions, and ethical consumption and ultimately provide greater benefits for women miners.

name of conference

  • Americas Conference on Information Systems

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • George, J., & Whitten, G. D.

complete list of authors

  • George, Jordana||Whitten, G Dwayne

publication date

  • January 2020