Link list on GameStop, BTC, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 10)

Interview with an Anonymous GameStop Investor

Meme-swarm and Microtrading by Franco “Bifo” Berardi

NFTs Will Introduce Crypto To The Mainstream

Early bitcoin politics: Digital metallism vs Infrastructural mutualism

The “Bitcoin Economy” is Just an Illegal Casino Run by the Mob (via D. Golumbia)

More on the Substack Economy and Paid Newsletters

Chinese microlending on smart-phone apps is getting weird and dangerous

Buenos Aires produced Argentina’s most valuable crypto companies. Then it disappeared.

An Inside Look–about Buenos Aires Voltaire House, from May 2017 ,via PR

Video: Trust in the Blockchain Society

Do decentralized social networks really need blockchain?

Decentralized vs. Distributed Organization: Blockchain and Machine Learning

Market is Rigged in Favour of the Rich

Morozov on Gamestop and Robin Hood

Kenan Malik: Irrational Markets and Corporate Power (via Eduard de Jong)

Meta Theory of Reddit (via Pekko/ECSA)

Meme Economy (via Pekko/ECSA)

Memo Akten: The Unreasonable Ecological Cost of #CryptoArt

101 Economics of Crypto-Art by Derek Schloss and Stephen McKeon

Can you explain like I’m five what happened with the GameStop stock? (via Eduard de Jong)

What happened to GameStop? (via Felix Stalder/nettime)

On the uselessness of the stockmarket (via Patricia de Vries)

Brett Scott on GameStop

Nathan Schneider’s Twitter thread on GameStop (via Ela Kagel)

Original plan on r/wallstreetbets to go after Citadel from September 9, 2020

And this update from Friday January 29, 2021

Matrix meme video on the GameStop story

Alexis Goldstein: GameStop madness isn’t David vs Goliath. It’s Goliath vs. Goliath (via Marleen Stikker)

Robinhood and Reddit protected from lawsuits by user agreement, Congress (via Ned Rossiter)

NPR: The Redditors Behind The GameStop Wall Street Frenzy

Jacob Silverman: Is Tether Just a Scam to Enrich Bitcoin Investors?

$50bn in cryptoassets moved out of China in the past year

For all you lovers: a guide to value-form theory

What you always wanted to know about German Wertkritik (warning: will change your life)

The Bit Short: Inside Crypto’s Doomsday Machine

Bitcoin as the new T-Model Ford

More on the role of Tethers

Quote of the day:
“Bitcoin was, after all, not designed to be a speculative asset. It was designed to be a currency, a new medium of exchange that people could, and would, use to transact daily business with each other.” From:

The Bitcoin Dream Is Dead

Libra is not yet dead

Platform Monetization: Dealing with High Adoption Barriers

Decentralized vs. Distributed Organization: Blockchain, ML and Digital Platforms

Cryptocurrencies revisited: Why investors are justly skeptical about traditional cryptos

European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement

NFTs: A Revolution for Digital Capitalists (on collecting digital art)

Related… from and Linden dollars to the pop culture of digital collectibles

John McAfee has promised to eat his own dick on National Television #BTC

SOMO Report: The Financialisation of Big Tech–Engineering Digital Monopolies

David Gerard: Libra Shrugged

Blockchains: building blocks of a post-capitalist future? ByHannes Gerhardt

Paris Marx: The Ad-Based Internet Is About to Collapse. What Comes Next?

Blockchain voting risks undetectable nation-scale failures: MIT researchers

The burden of the free on tired open source programmers and lack of collective fin. imagination

Are the pixie fairies sprinkling gold dust on Bitcoin’s market again? (via David Golumbia)

Lifting the Lid on Fintech: report launch

MoneyLab #X Australia program info, November 5-6, 2020

MoneyLab #11 Berlin first announcement: Disaster Capitalism, March 26-28, 2021

EU Distributed Ledger Technologies

Interview with Jonathan Beller on Financing the Revolution

One WEIRD trick: A Radical Strategy to Finance the Revolution feat. Jonathan Beller

Other Internet is an independent strategy and research group:
Squad Wealth
Headless Brands

Silk Road bitcoins worth $1bn change hands after seven years

Mirror, a new kind of publishing platform (via Kei)

James Burke: The Broken De-Fi Hypecycle (via Soenke)

Debate! The German Basic Income Machine

Libidinal Economies of Contemporary Capitalism, London (April 16, 2021)