Exploring motivations for the use of bitcoin technology

Khairuddin, Irni and Sas, Corina and Clinch, Sarah and Davies, Nigel Andrew Justin (2016) Exploring motivations for the use of bitcoin technology. In: CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 2872-2878. ISBN 9781450340823

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This paper presents an exploratory study focusing on user experience with Bitcoin technology. We describe interviews with 9 Bitcoin users and report findings related to users’ motivations for buying and using bitcoins. Our initial findings capture three main motivations such as Bitcoin’s predicted role in a monetary revolution, users’ increased empowerment, and their perception of real value of Bitcoin currency. We conclude with reflections on the value of these findings for HCI researchers.

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