Investigating illicit financial flows in the city
22–23 May 2018
Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
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Unpacking Micropayments Part 1: Lightning, Scalability, and Going Off-Chain
“…we believe that a third web is coming. The first was the World Wide Web of documents, with hyperlinks between nodes. The second was the Social Web, with links between nodes representing friend relationships. And the third is the Machine-Payable Web, where the links between nodes represent payments between machines. Why would such a web [...]
Contribute to the MoneyLab Reader #2
We are still looking for contributions to the MoneyLab Reader #2, specifically by female authors writing on topics like: Local Activism & Finance New Strategies in Democratizing Economies Financialization of Social Sectors Crowdfunding Research Blockchain Criticism Money & Art Collapse Porn and the Romanticizing of the End Networks & Money WANT TO JOIN? Send in [...]
Review: Het Grote Crowdfunding Boek
Door: Robert van Boeschoten “Het grote crowdfunding boek, De weg naar jouw crowd” is een boek geschreven door Simon Douw en Gijsbert Koren die allebei al vanaf begin af aan met crowdfunding bezig zijn geweest. Zij hebben een boek geschreven dat de toekomstige crowdfunder goed wegwijs maakt in het veld van crowdfunding. Gebaseerd op hun [...]
Weaponize the Infosphere
Violent demonstrations against a presentation by Milo Yiannopoulos – the “most fabulous supervillain on the internet” – by protestors at Berkeley University several weeks ago led to the (in)famous Breitbart writer’s appearance being cancelled. The ensuing media frenzy also led to the controversial figure garnering far more (and far broader) attention than if his presentation [...]
Call for Contributions: The MoneyLab Reader #2
MONEYLAB The MoneyLab project was launched late 2013 to consider sprouting, alternative digital economics, radical experiments with crypto-currencies, payment systems and revenue models against the backdrop of the ongoing global economic decline. Since then, we’ve organized 3 international symposia, published a Reader and created a crowdfunding toolkit for the arts. Previous contributors to the MoneyLab [...]
Analogy: Between Captchas and Clickworkers
Analogy is an Amsterdam-based consultancy platform applying the strategies of industry leaders to independent publishing. Their aim is remarkably simple, and admirably straightforward in its presentation: “to adopt the strategy of the winner” One of several projects operating out of the PublishingLab (part of the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network), Analogy successfully provide a set of [...]
A Creeping Convergence: Observations on OneCoin and Steemit
On the surface, both OneCoin and Steemit are platforms that promise a lot and deliver very little. Deeper analysis of the differences between the two, however, begins to reveal novel aspects of the communities contributing to these platforms, and grants an insight into the power-dynamics of groups engaging with cryptocurrencies and the first fully-realized “social [...]
A Computational Commons: Solidarity Through Automation?
“In our age, capital is emerging as a form of computation. What about the common?” Matteo Pasquinelli – Capital Thinks Too Political action in the age of algorithmic management doesn’t mean resisting automation – it means working intelligently with it to create a partially automated commons. Investment management firm Bridgewater Associates have tightened the grip [...]
Rising up with the living and the dead at the University of the Phoenix convocation
“On the evening of December 1, 2016 the living (not-yet-dead) participants of the Institute for Network Cultures’ Moneylab III and their guests were invited to a very special event: the first convocation celebration hosted by the University of the Phoenix, the top-ranked nomadic for-prophet business school dedicated to training the dead and the not-yet-dead to rise [...]
The End of Crowdfunding… For now.
The crowdfunding campaign takes a holiday break! We have raised 1.729 Euro for our MoneyLab Reader #2 and we think we deserve a holiday. While we sit back and enjoy the fireworks, donations will remain possible until the 15th of January 2017. As we have mentioned before, the cultural sector is ripe for “optimization”, at [...]