MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Democratizing Technological Innovation
By: Menno Grootveld Twenty-five years after the breakthrough of the internet to the general public, there is little left of the enthusiasm that accompanied that breakthrough originally. In 1993, the internet was seen as one large, anarchist sanctuary, where everyone could do whatever they wanted. The new medium was described at the time as the [...]
Program MoneyLab #6 Siegen 7-8 March 2019
MoneyLab #6 Infrastructures of Money - 7-8 March, Siegen (Germany). You can find the full program and practical information here: http://networkcultures.org/moneylab-6/.
‘Waardeonderzoek cruciaal voor werkend circulair systeem’
“Welke waarden zijn van belang in onze circulaire economie? In 2050 moet de Nederlandse samenleving zijn getransformeerd in een zogenoemde circulaire economie. In deze duurzame recycle-economie bestaat geen afval en worden grondstoffen steeds opnieuw gebruikt. De technologieën om deze ambitie van het Nederlandse kabinet waar te maken, bestaan al. Daarom is het nu tijd voor [...]
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 5)
Phi: a platform that connects people in remote off-grid communities to clean, low-cost energy http://futurearchitectureplatform.org/projects/73faa23f-564b-4df1-92f9-595fd2e63465/ Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/facebook-is-said-to-develop-stablecoin-for-whatsapp-transfers Pump-and-Dump Groups Become ‘Widespread’ as Market Remains Largely Unregulated https://cointelegraph.com/news/pump-and-dump-groups-become-widespread-as-market-remains-largely-unregulated Fraud with ‘blockchain journalism’ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/civil-unrest-how-a-blockchain-based-journalism-startup-bumbled-its-launch/ Cryptocurrencies are like lottery tickets that might pay off in future by Kenneth Rogoff https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/10/cryptocurrencies-bitcoin-kenneth-rogoff Ken Rogoff: [...]
Call for Contributions MoneyLab #6 Infrastructures of Money
Call for contributionsSiegen (Germany), 7-8 March 2019 The spectacle of the cryptocurrency is over and has given way to the banality of the blockchain. Anxious to fall behind and worried about “disruption” and “not being digital enough” banks, lawyers, start-ups, governments, NGOs, are all too eager to adopt blockchain technologies. What is valued and what [...]
Documentation of Flying Money online
In May 2018 the Institute of Network Cultures co-organized the Flying Money Conference together with the city of Amsterdam. This European conference had a unique nature and scope. It brought people together from a wide range of backgrounds – civil servants, scientists, engineers, journalists, artists, bankers and entrepreneurs – to discuss topics related to the [...]
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 4)
How to Run a Blockchain on a Deserted Island with Pen and Paper https://hackernoon.com/how-to-run-a-blockchain-on-a-deserted-island-with-pen-and-paper-899949ec555b Better Living through Bitcoin https://www.eurozine.com/better-living-bitcoins/ Elsden, C., Manohar, A., Briggs, J., Harding, M., Speed, C., & Vines, J. (2018). Making Sense of Blockchain Applications: A Typology for HCI. https://chriselsden.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/elsden-making-sense-of-blockchain-applications.pdf How Noise Matters to Finance (both via Patricia de Vries) https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/how-noise-matters-to-finance/ Narrating [...]
The Collective Turn in Finance: On Commonfare and Social Wallet by Letizia Chiappini
You must be very strong to love solitude; you have to have good legs and a resistance out of the ordinary; you should not risk colds, flu and sore throat; you should not fear robbers or murderers; if you have to walk throughout the afternoon or maybe all night you must do it without realizing [...]
HvA over MoneyLab: Reguleren van digitaal geld in de stad
Onlangs interviewde de Hogeschool van Amsterdam Geert Lovink en Inte Gloerich over digitaal geld in de stad. Lees hier het artikel dat zij hierover plaatsten.
Students design blockchain wallet game
The INC asked students of the Master Digital Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to explore the interface design of blockchain wallets. This is the brief they received: When Bitcoin first came to the financial scene in 2009, it found fertile ground in a post-financial crash society; alternatives to the closed financial technologies [...]