Link list on NFTs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 12)

Doug Henwood @ The Gravel Institute: The Truth about Bitcoin

David Golumbia: Cryptocurrency Is Garbage. So Is Blockchain.

Universities Are Flunking Blockchain Tech by Quinn Dupont

Michael Gummelt: Ethereum Services are Centralized

ArtBasel 2021 Conversations | NFTs in the Art World: Beyond the Hype

Hamburg Curator Bettina Steinbrügge on NTFs and Other New Forms of Coexistence

You buy art, we buy golden visas

Gullible OpenSea Users Were Vulnerable to ‘Malicious NFT’ Attacks

Rhizome Speculative Values: Between the Institution and the NFT–Thu Nov, 4 2021

Gazing into the Crypto Ball: Why are Football Clubs Adopting Cryptocurrencies?

77-Year-Old Man “Paints” Beautiful Japanese Landscapes on Excel Spreadsheets (via Nate)

A collection of 10,000 randomly generated NFT’s on the Ethereum blockchain


punk NFT platform (via Rosa Menkman)

Furry Porn Against NFTs: A Call to Forearms

Earn while you play (via Patrice)

The crypto dons of Beirut-Meet the men making a killing in Lebanon’s underground cryptocurrency market

Global civil war of all against all: tracing transactions

Are DAOs Socialist?

Banksy was warned about website flaw before NFT hack scam

What Is Art Blocks and Why Are These NFTs Suddenly Selling for Millions in Ethereum?

NYT on crypto banking regulation

Casey Newton: What I learned from a year on Substack

Vice: QAnon Is Selling NFTs Now

US blacklists crypto exchange

Can the Weaknesses of NFT Technology Be Fixed? By Shanti Escalante-De Mattei

Taleb’s paper: bitcoin is worth zero and fails as a currency and a hedge

Zimbabwe 2003: The Making of a Bootleg Currency (via Patrice)

About the Cambridge Centre for Alterative Finance

NFTs and me: meet the people trying to sell their memes for millions (via Patrice)

MUSE0 is a DAO created by an Alien and run by artists and curators

Worldcoin wants to give you cryptocurrency — in exchange for scanning your eyeballs

Quinn Slobodian: Cryptocurrencies’ dream of escaping the global financial system is crumbling (via Eduard de Jong)

Among Cultists: The State of Bitcoin by Max Grünberg

If you want to transform IT start with finance

Codice La vita è digitale 2021 – Criptovalute (via Donatella Della Ratta)—La-vita-e-digitale–Criptovalute-69b3abc6-5ae3-4de0-98d9-2b52fedb8fb7.html

Twitter thread, concluding remarks of Jackson Palmer about dark side of crypto

US Senate Committee hearing on Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?

Postmasters Gallery in NY introduces its own Crypto Art/NFTs

Move from Bitcoin to Ethereum: Own the Internet

Cybercriminals hold $115.000 prize contest to find new cryptocurrency hacks

The Digital Sovereign in the Age of Cryptography

Report from the Bitcoin Religion Gathering in Miami

Introducing Weird Economies: Interview with Morozov on Digital Socialism

Crypto Art Never Dies: About IKONICK


Reports of Stolen Art on NFT Marketplace Raise Issues for Crypto Collectors 

Africa’s first crypto art collections have investors and creators feeling optimistic

Buying Drugs Online in 2021

Proposal for Off-Chain Conviction Voting (via Kei)

Geraldine Juárez: The Ghostchain. (Or taking things for what they are)

Podcast interview with Jaya Klara Brekke about Trust and the Promise of Blockchain

Paul Krugman on Cryptos (via Eduard de Jong)

Pump and dump scheme organized on Reddit: Credit Intelligence

Poor Amazon & MS: crypto-mining gangs are running amok on free cloud computing platforms

Goldman Initiates On Crypto, Sees Ethereum Overtaking Bitcoin

Tina Rivers Ryan on NFTs and crypto art <-> art world

Abwehr des Krypto-Hypes: Wohin mit dem NFT-Hass?

Immutable Trash: Crypto Art Revisits Arguments on Censorship and Meaning

Seth Price & Michelle Kuo: What NFTs Mean for Contemporary Art

Pop-up NFT gallery in Venice Beach

Final presentation of Distributed Ledger Technology for EU project

Rhizome’s NFT Aesthetics Debate

As Scrutiny of Cryptocurrency Grows, the Industry Turns to K Street (via Eduard de Jong)

Video of first IMPAKT TV episode on blockchain and art (8 April 2021)

German crypto thriller: Montekrypto by Tom Hillenbrand

NFT theft and the sleepminting of Beeple’s The First 5000 Days (via Josephine Bosma)

Course in Karlsruhe: Critical Introduction of Cryptocurrencies

Breadchain, a response to the rightwing dominance of the crypto/blockchain space

Eric Barry Grasin: Love in the Time of Crypto-Art

Raustiala & Sprigman: The One Redeeming Quality of NFTs Might Not Even Exist

“Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. I am ashamed to share an industry with this exploitative grift. It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency.” (via Josephine Bosma)

After shutdown in May 2019 in NL, LA cops close down Bitcoin Fog mixer

Think Everyone Is Getting Rich Off NFTs?

Bitcoin is a Right-Wing Technology w/ David Golumbia, in conversation w/ Paris Marx