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Dr. Dave Elder-Vass

Dr. Dave Elder-Vass is a social theorist. He worked as an economist and then as a programmer and IT manager before a third career in academia, where he is now an Honorary Fellow at Loughborough University, UK. His last book Profit and Gift in the Digital Economy contrasted gift economy and profit-oriented digital enterprises like Wikipedia and Apple, and explored the interesting hybrids of gift and profit being developed by social media companies. His work on bitcoin forms part of a new book Inventing Value, to be published by Cambridge University Press next year.