Imaginaries and Crystallization Processes in Bitcoin Infrastructuring

I am happy to announce my new paper on “Imaginaries and Crystallization Processes in Bitcoin Infrastructuring,” written with Caitlin Lustig, about the challenges of designing and building (i.e., infrastructuring) Bitcoin technologies. This paper builds on concepts first developed by Neumann and Star introducing imaginaries and crystallization in infrastructuring. We extend this valuable work by describing imaginaries and crystallization processes in greater depth, as well as how stakeholders of an infrastructuring work interact with other powerful and pre-existing infrastructures.