Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 3)

Part 1 of this link list can be found here:
http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2017/10/11/link-list-on-bitcoin-blockchain-demonitization-and-other-moneylab-issues/

Part 2 of this link list can be found here:
http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2018/01/25/link-list-on-bitcoin-blockchain-demonitization-and-other-moneylab-issues-part-2/

Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code–A book talk featuring author, Primavera De Filippi
https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/04/DeFilippi

How Blockchain Could Displace Facebook
https://www.barrons.com/articles/how-blockchain-could-displace-facebook-1523664000

Example of BTC right-wing ideology
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/985561584041975808

Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies (with the argument of so-called ‘decentralization’)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/technology/virtual-currency-securities.html

A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers a New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins
https://www.wired.com/story/bitcoin-blockchain-fifo-dirty-coins/

Blockchain is meaningless

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/3/7/17091766/blockchain-bitcoin-ethereum-cryptocurrency-meaning

ECO Coin launch event
https://www.facebook.com/events/156383771852514/

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
https://medium.com/@kaistinchcombe/decentralized-and-trustless-crypto-paradise-is-actually-a-medieval-hellhole-c1ca122efdec

IBM joins non-profit group building blockchain-based global identity network
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/technology/article-ibm-joins-non-profit-group-building-blockchain-based-global-identity/

World’s biggest blockchain hackthon in Groningen (NL)
https://blockchaingers.org/

Zhao Changpeng turned Binance into the largest crypto exchange–Global regulators are now cracking down on the industry
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-28/crypto-s-billionaire-trading-king-has-suddenly-run-into-problems

Rare Pepe & the Blockchains
https://www.rarepepefoundation.com

Film on China and Reverse Mergers and Activist Short-Sellers: The China Hustle
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/finance-documentary-the-china-hustle-revisits-chinese-reverse-mergers-and-activist-short-sellers-2018-03-30

Blockchain Criticism: Explaining the Fraud in Four Slides (from Nicholas Weaver)
https://twitter.com/ncweaver/status/980485587827224577

Crypto design flaw: “It’s hard to imagine creators of valuable coins wanting to decentralize since they are incentivized emotionally, economically as well as socially to keep power over their creations.”
https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-bitcoin-is-different-e17b813fd947

Digital Transactions in Asia
https://iash.uq.edu.au/article/2018/03/call-papers-digital-transactions-asia-conference

Brett Scott’s Gold, Crypto-Gold and Money—Lecture at Satoshi’s Vision Conference (also look at the other lectures on offer there from Roger Ver etc.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMlG1ipXqU4

Cryptocurrency Mining Cards (via Max Dovey)
http://www.linkcabinet.eu/

Blockchain marketing technology landscape grows 400%
https://chiefmartec.com/2018/02/blockchain-marketing-technology-landscape-grows-400/

Wall Street rethinks blockchain projects as euphoria meets reality
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-banks-fintech-blockchain/wall-street-rethinks-blockchain-projects-as-euphoria-meets-reality-idUSKBN1H32GO

Bitcoin quiz (via Emin)
https://twitter.com/PeterRizun/status/979531856390402048

Louise Drulhe: Blockchain, an architecture of control? (video artwork)
https://vimeo.com/185779889

The Impact of Arbitrary Blockchain Content on Bitcoin
https://fc18.ifca.ai/preproceedings/6.pdf

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain
https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100

Vlad Zamfir: Against On-chain Governance
https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir/against-on-chain-governance-a4ceacd040ca

Is crypto theft only a problem for the cowboys themselves?
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/problem-crypto-theft/

“Everyone wants to tokenize everything, and there’s a massive pipeline of token supply that is coming to market. But without any demand for these assets, what is a token actually worth?” (interesting piece that however does not mention important crypto & token cultural principles such as hoarding, ponzi scheme patterns, pump & dump, early exit of founders after ICO etc.). https://medium.com/@Melt_Dem/drowning-in-tokens-184ccfa1641a

Nick Szabo: “”The tulip bubble” is a popular low-thought way for lazy critics to try to insult an asset they don’t understand whose price has gone up. They used the first negative cliche that came to their minds; they didn’t try to or couldn’t find a better comparison.”
https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4

Introducing the Bitcoin Misery Index
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/09/wall-street-analyst-creates-new-index-that-says-when-to-buy-bitcoin.html

Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/24/upshot/tech-envisions-the-ultimate-start-up-an-entire-city.html

Quote: “In thinking about how to do that, people in tech prize “first principles,” a concept that suggests that historical awareness and traditional expertise can get in the way of breakthrough ideas. The tabula rasa is alluring not just for the lack of buildings, but also the absence of rules. Blockchain is the ideal embodiment of such a first principle: it technically can’t do what has been done before, e.g. with traditional databases. It forces the tabula rasa approach.en the BMI is at a ‘misery’ level, future returns are very good.”

Linking Unlike Us with MoneyLab CCN style: Cryptocurrencies and the Distribution of Power in the Age of Google and Facebook
https://www.ccn.com/cryptocurrencies-and-the-distribution-of-power/

PressCoin: Crypto Currency to Fund Investigative Journalism
https://www.presscoin.com/presscoin-explained

Nafeez Achmed on PressCoin (interesting for ML crowds!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFsqt6A0k8o

EU regulatory attempts
https://cointelegraph.com/news/members-of-european-parliament-agree-cryptocurrency-has-come-to-stay
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/26/eu-says-stands-ready-to-regulate-cryptocurrencies.html

Bitcoin Price Sideways: The Price of Freedom
https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-price-sideways-price-freedom/

Comment of Eduard de Jong: “Some serious people believing in the benefits BC will bring. Unaware of the ideological core that negates their believe: Blockchain is about rewarding individuals and accumulation by those who have most, and not about sharing…”
https://mailchi.mp/ammbr/what-is-up-in-the-world-of-ammbr-blockchain-mesh-networks

Notes on failed ICOs
https://www.sovereignman.com/investing/nearly-half-of-all-icos-last-year-have-already-failed-and-thats-a-good-thing-23050/

Event in Amsterdam: What does blockchain do for international development cooperation?
https://dezwijger.nl/programma/blockchain-for-change#

Event in Cambridge: Rewiring Governance
http://www.blockchaincambridge.com/

Bancor Claims to Prevent Pump and Dump
https://blog.bancor.network/amid-pump-dump-boom-the-bancor-protocol-helps-tokens-fight-back-3730f85d034c

“I went to a few blockchain events recently and asked people why they use blockchain when search-replacing “blockchain” with “database” in their pitch will still make perfect sense. Not one of them was able to articulate their reasons.” @MaxRovensky

Block chain as excuse to ignore legacy systems, that is ignore rules and regulations implemented there in:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2018/02/24/dont-let-blockchain-cost-savings-hype-fool-you/#6e2dadad5811
Quote: “Don’t let the cost saving hype fool you.”

Crypto’s Hottest Hires Aren’t Millennials. They’re Banking Cops
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-27/crypto-s-hottest-hires-aren-t-millennials-they-re-banking-cops

Does Bitcoin/Blockchain make sense for international money transfers?
https://www.saveonsend.com/blog/bitcoin-blockchain-money-transfer

The Anatomy of a Pump & Dump Group
https://bitfalls.com/2018/01/12/anatomy-pump-dump-group/

CFTC Offers Bounty To Whistleblowers On Pump-and-Dump Schemes
http://www.rttnews.com/story.aspx?Id=2863917

Man Who’s Made Over $400,000 Investing in Bitcoin Reveals His Strategy
https://nextshark.com/ben-yu-cryptocurrency-101

Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa’s dash from cash
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/kenya-leads-way-mobile-money-africa-shifts-towards-cash-free-living

Rachel O’ Dwyer: Blockchain Just Isn’t as Radical as You Want it to Be
https://longreads.com/2018/02/15/blockchain-just-isnt-as-radical-as-you-want-it-to-be/

Blockchain could reshape our world – and the far right is one step ahead
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/23/blockchain-reshape-world-far-right-ahead-crypto-technology

It’s Getting Harder to Tell Banks From Tech Companies
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-02-15/lloyd-blankfein-wants-goldman-sachs-to-push-technology

bitcoin 101 course
https://spmx.ca/btc

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/technology/virtual-currency-extortion.html

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/bitcoin-millionaires.html

For a Non-Money Economy: Excerpts from Stefan Heidenreich new book on the post-currency future
https://transmediale.de/content/for-a-non-money-economy

Hans Ulrich Obrist talks with Vitalik Buterin
https://tankmagazine.com/issue-74/features/vitalik-buterin/

What Bitcoin Reveals About Financial Markets
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/opinion/bitcoin-financial-markets.html

Brett Scott on Twitter writing about Bancor: “I read the @Bancor White Paper yesterday & honestly struggled to understand it. That either means 1) it makes sense but is badly described 2) it makes sense, but only if you already understand the background theory 3) it doesn’t make sense. None of these three options is ideal.”
https://about.bancor.network/

What are Stablecoins?
https://www.ccn.com/what-are-stablecoins-and-why-are-they-poised-to-impact-the-crypto-economy/

Cardano, a blockchain project to be developed from a scientific philosophy
https://www.cardanohub.org/en/what-is-cardano/
https://www.cardanohub.org/en/philosophy/

Korea’s workers becoming bitcoin zombies
http://www.hrmasia.com/content/korea-workers-becoming-bitcoin-zombies

Bored Banker Went Crypto
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-02-01/bored-with-banking-this-former-citi-trader-went-full-crypto

97% of all bitcoins are held by 4% of addresses
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/97-bitcoins-held-4-addresses-163800148.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=ma

Conspiracy View on Matters
https://i.redd.it/teie693pike01.jpg

Document from June 2017: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain (WEF)
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Realizing_Potential_Blockchain.pdf

The Ripple Story
https://blog.bitmex.com/the-ripple-story/

Dropping the ‘be your own bank’ discussion on Twitter
https://mobile.twitter.com/el33th4xor/status/961214636669521921

Bitcoin Bad Blockchain Good #514
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/28/silver-lining-even-if-bitcoin-bubble-does-burst-blockchain-technology

Bitfinex fails to perform promised audits. Instead, they have a shareholder tell everyone it’s all cool
https://medium.com/@bitfinexed/bitfinex-fails-to-perform-promised-audits-instead-they-have-a-shareholder-tell-everyone-its-all-965ae7037b5d

Coinbase Insider Trading: Litecoin Edition
https://medium.com/@bitfinexed/coinbase-insider-trading-litecoin-edition-be64ead3facc

Paul Krugman on the Bitcoin Bubble
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/opinion/bitcoin-bubble-fraud.html

Researchers at Cornell Release Paper on Cryptocurrencies
http://cornellsun.com/2018/01/23/researchers-at-cornell-release-paper-on-cryptocurrencies/

Predicting Random Numbers in Ethereum Smart Contracts
https://blog.positive.com/predicting-random-numbers-in-ethereum-smart-contracts-e5358c6b8620

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