Jason Potts is a professor of economics at RMIT University in Melbourne. His work specialises in applications of evolutionary and complexity economics to the study of innovation, focusing on how coordinating institutions emerge around new general purpose technologies. His research group has been developing a new analytic framework to study the ‘innovation commons’, examining how cooperation emerges among entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts in the very early stages of a new industry. He has published five books and over eighty articles on these and related topics. He co-founded the Melbourne Cryptoeconomy Social Science Research Network, focusing on interdisciplinary inquiry into the blockchain economy and peer governance.