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

Part 1 of this link list can be found here:

Part 2 of this link list can be found here:

Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code–A book talk featuring author, Primavera De Filippi

How Blockchain Could Displace Facebook

Example of BTC right-wing ideology

Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies (with the argument of so-called ‘decentralization’)

A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers a New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins

Blockchain is meaningless

ECO Coin launch event

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future

IBM joins non-profit group building blockchain-based global identity network

World’s biggest blockchain hackthon in Groningen (NL)

Zhao Changpeng turned Binance into the largest crypto exchange–Global regulators are now cracking down on the industry

Rare Pepe & the Blockchains

Film on China and Reverse Mergers and Activist Short-Sellers: The China Hustle

Blockchain Criticism: Explaining the Fraud in Four Slides (from Nicholas Weaver)

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.”

Digital Transactions in Asia

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.)

Cryptocurrency Mining Cards (via Max Dovey)

Blockchain marketing technology landscape grows 400%

Wall Street rethinks blockchain projects as euphoria meets reality

Bitcoin quiz (via Emin)

Louise Drulhe: Blockchain, an architecture of control? (video artwork)

The Impact of Arbitrary Blockchain Content on Bitcoin

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

Vlad Zamfir: Against On-chain Governance

Is crypto theft only a problem for the cowboys themselves?

“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.).

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.”

Introducing the Bitcoin Misery Index

Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

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

PressCoin: Crypto Currency to Fund Investigative Journalism

Nafeez Achmed on PressCoin (interesting for ML crowds!)

EU regulatory attempts

Bitcoin Price Sideways: The Price of 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…”

Notes on failed ICOs

Event in Amsterdam: What does blockchain do for international development cooperation?

Event in Cambridge: Rewiring Governance

Bancor Claims to Prevent Pump and Dump

“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:
Quote: “Don’t let the cost saving hype fool you.”

Crypto’s Hottest Hires Aren’t Millennials. They’re Banking Cops

Does Bitcoin/Blockchain make sense for international money transfers?

The Anatomy of a Pump & Dump Group

CFTC Offers Bounty To Whistleblowers On Pump-and-Dump Schemes

Man Who’s Made Over $400,000 Investing in Bitcoin Reveals His Strategy

Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa’s dash from cash

Rachel O’ Dwyer: Blockchain Just Isn’t as Radical as You Want it to Be

Blockchain could reshape our world – and the far right is one step ahead

It’s Getting Harder to Tell Banks From Tech Companies

bitcoin 101 course

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

For a Non-Money Economy: Excerpts from Stefan Heidenreich new book on the post-currency future

Hans Ulrich Obrist talks with Vitalik Buterin

What Bitcoin Reveals About Financial Markets

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.”

What are Stablecoins?

Cardano, a blockchain project to be developed from a scientific philosophy

Korea’s workers becoming bitcoin zombies

Bored Banker Went Crypto

97% of all bitcoins are held by 4% of addresses

Conspiracy View on Matters

Document from June 2017: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain (WEF)

The Ripple Story

Dropping the ‘be your own bank’ discussion on Twitter

Bitcoin Bad Blockchain Good #514

Bitfinex fails to perform promised audits. Instead, they have a shareholder tell everyone it’s all cool

Coinbase Insider Trading: Litecoin Edition

Paul Krugman on the Bitcoin Bubble

Researchers at Cornell Release Paper on Cryptocurrencies

Predicting Random Numbers in Ethereum Smart Contracts