MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Link list on NFTs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 17)
Why I am Cryptophic https://www.bvp.com/atlas/why-i-m-cryptophobic Pop-up Community zuzalu, Istanbul, November 2023 https://zuzalu.city/ https://zuzalu.notion.site/Homepage-cb20817c7ca54ca6a151915babd03c38 Are NFTs Dead? https://dappgambl.com/nfts/dead-nfts/ Jacob Silverman: Blowing Up the Crypto Cartel https://thebaffler.com/outbursts/blowing-up-the-crypto-cartel-silverman SafeMoon executives withdrew $200 million https://fortune.com/crypto/2023/11/01/sec-allegations-safemoon-200-million-mcclarens-luxury-homes-travel/ Joan Westerberg: Sam Bankman-Fried is a feature, not a bug https://joanwestenberg.com/blog/sam-bankman-fried-is-a-feature-not-a-bug The fake hitman, the crypto king and a wild revenge plan gone bad [...]
Report: The Network State conference @Taets, Zaandam (30 Oct 2023)
Yesterday, I attended The Network State conference. Here are some of my quick thoughts after the conference, featuring free market utopianism, blockchain colonialism, life-extension, and libertarian exits.
Program MoneyLab #13 – Krypto: Decrypting the Artist, @ NeMe, Limmasol/Cyprus
Updates on the conference/exhibition website: https://www.neme.org/projects/moneylab13 Sustaining its interest in presenting insightful new critical ideas on the developments of the digital domain and how that is affecting our society and economy, NeMe, and the Institute of Network Cultures, present the 13th edition of MoneyLab. The overall aim of MoneyLab is to deconstruct, and reveal the [...]
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 NFTs, 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 ‘Robin Hood’ hacker steals rich Russian crypto funds, gives to poor Ukraine https://english.nv.ua/nation/robin-hood-hacker-transfers-rich-russian-crypto-funds-to-poor-ukraine-50321192.html Former OpenSea Staffer Convicted of NFT Fraud Former OpenSea Staffer Convicted of Fraud Tom Mitchelhill: Bitcoin Influencers Are Eating Themselves Alive https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-influencers-are-eating-themselves-alive-c26de42a4de0 Repeat after me: “I will not be exit [...]
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 NFTs, 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 [...]