MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Out Now: ‘Money after Money’ by Valeria Ferrari
The new book available for download in the INC Publications is the result of Valeria Ferrari’s PhD research, titled “Money after Money: Disassembling Value/Information Infrastructures”. This book is a journey through coexisting, emerging or speculated about, types of digital value transfer infrastructures. Using digital value transfer infrastructures as a central case study, this thesis is [...]
MoneyLab#13 Krypto: Decrypting the Artist -Call for Contributions-
(see also https://www.neme.org/blog/moneylab13-call for submission links) Venue and organizer: NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, Cyprus Conference: November 3/4. 2023, exhibition, November 3 – December 1, 2023. “The capitalist economic model, in its purest form, does not explicitly centre human well-being as its primary objective.”  The Covid-19 pandemic lead to social experiments in many countries never [...]
Program of Governance by Technology Conference, UvA, July 3-4, 2023
Balasz Bodo wrote: “We have a super interesting program (see pdf) and a really beautiful venue (Droog Amsterdam https://www.droog.com/). We also have a promising keynote by Jürgen Geuter, aka tante from Berlin. I hope to see you in Amsterdam for the conference and the launch of the Glossary of decentralized technologies book published in collaboration [...]
Call for MoneyLab Conference in Frankfurt on CBDC/Digital Euro
Report by Sebastian Gießmann (email@example.com) from re:publica in Berlin: There was a lot Central Bank Digital Currency buzz here. German Minister of finance Christian Lindner expressed his deliberate support for a Digital Euro. I did my thing to contribute to a monetary controversy in the making (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPSH_4u1Zvs&pp=ygUMcmVwdWJsaWNhIDIz, in German). Members of Deutsche Bundesbank were present, [...]
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 16)
David Rosenthal: Crypto, My Part In Its Downfall (via Eduard de Jong) https://blog.dshr.org/2023/04/crypto-my-part-in-its-downfall.html Dan Darkpill on Brian Daugherty of the Bitcoin Association: “If you are wondering where senators, politicians & MSM get their information regarding Bitcoin energy use. Here is a person who works for a fraudulent organization, describing himself as a “Certified Bitcoin Investigator” [...]
CfP for UvA-Amsterdam conference: Governance by Technology – The Revolution Will Not Be Decentralized?
More here: https://blockchain-society.science/?p=1969 Information about the Closing conference of the ERC Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab: Governance by technology – the revolution will not be decentralized? Is there anything to be salvaged from the overhyped blockchain revolution? MoneyLab is participating in this with its own session called Investigating the Real-Existing Blockchain. If you’re interested to [...]
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 15)
What the Sam Bankman-Fried debacle can teach us about “longtermism” https://www.salon.com/2022/11/20/what-the-sam-bankman-fried-debacle-can-teach-us-about-longtermism/ History of FTX podcast https://gateway.ipfs.io/ipfs/bafybeidxfg7lxefbv53tf3ykfrd6vnce3x5y3tekmkrkhgvatbhvpw5n4y/FTX_3.mp3 Stephen Diehl: Crypto is the ‘commoditisation of populist anger, gambling and crime’ (plus video) https://www.ft.com/content/028e0109-6e87-42ed-8480-996cf645ce04 Ruben Pater on Crypto-Anarchism https://medium.com/@unlisted_roots/crypto-anarchism-78daf84330ee AWS and Blockchain https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2022/11/19/AWS-Blockchain Carol Alexander: Binance Spoofy Bots Cause Mass Liquidations https://www.coalexander.com/post/binance-spoofy-bots-and-liquidations Brett Scott: The Casino-Chip Society https://brettscott.substack.com/p/casino-chip-cashless-society [...]
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 14)
Crypto’s competitive advantage: $3,950 transaction fee for a $260 NFT https://twitter.com/molly0xFFF/status/1520597019726950400 Just in case you forgot the Web3 promises: you will be your own boss https://cointelegraph.com/explained/is-web3-like-playing-minecraft Bored Ape Theft https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/apr/26/bored-ape-yacht-club-nft-hack-theft-art-simian-oblivion Jaromil: The Real Crypto Movement https://www.makery.info/en/2022/04/30/english-the-real-crypto-movement/ Surfing with Satochi, Art, Blockchain and NFTs, new book by Domenico Quaranta https://aksioma.org/surfing.with.satoshi NFT event in Berlin https://nftberlin.org/ Why [...]
Just Out: Cloud Money by Brett Scott
Cloud Money: Cash, Cards, Crypto and the War for our Wallets by Brett Scott For more info, visit Brett Scott’s Substack page Who benefits from a cashless society and who gets left behind? Is the end of cash the end of true privacy? And is a cashless future closer than we think? Cloudmoney tells a [...]
OUT NOW: DungeonCoin Black Paper & Video Essay
Dungeon Master, the world’s most brutal academic speed metal powerpoint band is totally fucking hyped to announce the release of DungeonCoin.