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 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.
STRP Scenario #17: Crypto Therapy for Mixed Crypto Feelings
Date: Friday 8 April 2022 Time: different sessions, between 14:00 – 20:00 hrs (CEST) Location: Eindhoven & Online STRP Scenario co-creator: Kyle McDonald Crypto-therapist: Michelle Kasprzak During STRP Festival 2022, STRP is collaborating with creative co-creators to create exciting hybrid formats and find surprising ways to delve into the theory and initiate conversations. For [...]
Dapps vs. Apps
Are blockchain dapps disrupting Big Tech? The answer: kinda, not really. The relationship of Big Tech platform incumbents to blockchain infrastructures is complicated. For every experiment like the ‘soft hexagon’ profile pic on Twitter, there’s an outright ban of NFTs and crypto-gaming on platforms such as Steam. Despite the ambitions of crypto-evangelists to reach mass [...]
MONEYLAB NFT ESSAY PRIZE & JURY STATEMENT
Popular search query: “Making Millions with NFTs!” Empowerment or Trap? Jackpot or pocket money? You be the judge. Time to auction off our criticality. In a single year, NFTs have gone from obscurity to superstardom. Are NFTs, DeFi and gamified decentralized apps the new way for the disenfranchised to (finally) get paid? Or are they [...]
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 13)
Mozilla founder blasts browser maker for accepting ‘planet incinerating’ cryptocurrency donations https://www.theregister.com/2022/01/05/mozilla_accepts_cryptocurrency/ The NFT Handbook: How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens https://hyperallergic.com/701414/nft-handbook-create-sell-buy-non-fungible-tokens-matt-fortnow-quharrison-terry/ The Weirdness Beyond Web3’s Bullshit https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/the-weirdness-beyond-web3-bullshit Designing a Digital Euro (via Eduard de Jong) https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/key/date/2021/html/ecb.sp211118~b36013b7c5.en.html Tim O’Reilly: Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3 https://www.oreilly.com/radar/why-its-too-early-to-get-excited-about-web3/ Signal and the push [...]
Gregory Sholette on NFT Fever: Is it Time for a Great Refusal 2.0?
A quote from Gregory Sholette’s essay: “I cannot help but recall here the not-too-distant wave of ‘art-flipping’, whereby the rapid and repeated reselling of a single canvas by a relatively unknown painter catapults prices several hundred percent over its initial value. Art flipping has made some emerging artists into overnight sensations. And just as suddenly, [...]
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 12)
Doug Henwood @ The Gravel Institute: The Truth about Bitcoin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AAUrMuMPlo&t=9s David Golumbia: Cryptocurrency Is Garbage. So Is Blockchain. https://davidgolumbia.medium.com/cryptocurrency-is-garbage-so-is-blockchain-3e80078e77fe Universities Are Flunking Blockchain Tech by Quinn Dupont https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/10/06/universities-are-flunking-blockchain-tech/ Michael Gummelt: Ethereum Services are Centralized https://michaelgummelt.medium.com/?p=f43c0a19a400 ArtBasel 2021 Conversations | NFTs in the Art World: Beyond the Hype https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD6_har3g-M&list=PLaQumXw0FTLcK01aFHlAQYtXvnXKnR3z3&t=119s Hamburg Curator Bettina Steinbrügge on NTFs [...]
Machine Dreams #1 | Cryptoeconomics and the Decolonization of Money
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 19.30 Uhr, diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery Conversation with Jonathan Beller | Max Grünberg While for most critical observers cryptoeconomic protocols are but forms of rightwing extremism, theoreticians like Jonathan Beller raise the question whether this technology might be salvageable – or indeed emergent – to be put to use [...]