Cryptocurrency trading and addiction: a psychoanalytic study

Yurtkuran, Ahmet Tarık
The purpose of this research is to investigate how adults make sense of their subjective cryptocurrency trading experiences and to examine the relationship of these experiences with addiction. In this study, qualitative research method was applied. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven male participants. In the research, four main themes emerged: (1) how the participants position themselves according to the rules, (2) relating to the others through cryptocurrencies, (3) the attractiveness of high risk, and (4) loss of self-control. The findings are discussed within the framework of Lacanian Psychoanalytic theory
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A. T. Yurtkuran, “Cryptocurrency trading and addiction: a psychoanalytic study,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.