MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Between a Trade War and a Sex Scandal (Part 2 of 2)
By: Micky Lee, Suffolk University This is a two-part series that discusses how gender can be used as a lens to connect events that occur in different spaces. Two such events are the ongoing China-U.S. trade war and the sex scandal of Jeffrey Epstein. In the second part, I use the case study of Jeffrey [...]
Between a Trade War and a Sex Scandal (Part 1 of 2)
This is a two-part series that discusses how gender can be used as a lens to connect events that occur in different spaces. Two such events are the ongoing China-U.S. trade war and the sex scandal of Jeffrey Epstein.
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, libra and other MoneyLab issues (part 7)
MakerDAO decentralized stablecoin, collateral loans, and community governance https://makerdao.com/en/ “The desire to travel far away and start a new currency will become a powerful driver of human expansion into space” (via Inte) https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/law-of-hash-horizons/ On the use of cryptocurrencies for sextortion https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/10/14/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-sextortion-masturbation-blackmail-monero-save-yourself- malware/ Olaf Scholz vs. Facebook’s Libra https://hackernoon.com/germany-says-nien-to-facebook-exfederal-prosecutor-blocking-libra-will-bring-national-problems-frdm32e9 Zuckerberg at Washington hearing on Libra https://www.coindesk.com/zuckerberg-facebook-would-quit-libra-if-association-launched-prematurely [...]
Common Intelligence by Emanuele Braga
When the world’s on fire, it will not be an artificial intelligence that puts it out. What is needed is a common intelligence, a use of technology that can build a non-oppressed social body. What’s beyond the apocalyptic singularity daughter of the anthropocene? What’s beyond the technological drift that destroys energy resources? Social cooperation must [...]
links special on the bestmixer.io takedown and other tumblers
Dutch Police Seize Bitcoin Tumbler “Bestmixer.io” https://darknetlive.com/post/dutch-police-seize-bitcoin-tumbler-bestmixer-io/ Cryptocurrency Anonymizing Service Shut Down by Europol https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/05/147669-mixer-down-cryptocurrency-anonymizing-service-shut-down-by-europol/ On May 22, 2019 police in the Netherlands and Luxembourg have seized six servers hosting best mixer.io. “one of the three largest mixing services for cryptocurrencies.” The seizures, cooperatively executed by the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), Europol [...]
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MoneyLab #7 and Josephine Wolff
*Commercial in “Steal this show” podcast is asking: Is your internet usage safe?* Now on with the show called: “You’ll see this message when it is too late” This title also belongs to a book written by Josephine Wolff, who will be the guest speaker on the first day of MoneyLab (Nov 14). The trajectory [...]
MoneyLab #7 ticket sale has started!
14 and 15 November MoneyLab returns to Amsterdam for the 7th edition: Outside of Finance – On feminist economics, social payments, corporate crime and the blokechain. This home-based edition is filled with workshops, performances and discussions on pressing financial issues. Join the collaborative network of researchers, artists, developers, engineers, and others interested in sharing, coining, critiquing, [...]
MoneyLab #7: Outside of Finance
The Institute of Network Cultures is proud to announce the return of MoneyLab to Amsterdam: two days filled with presentations, workshops, performances and discussions by and with artists, academics, activists, geeks, and students about pressing financial issues. What is the status of our experiments with alternative finance in the age of Brexit, Trump, and the rise of right-wing nationalism? Can we move beyond the critique of libertarian start-ups and their male preoccupations? What is the role today of artists and designers in this expanding financial ecology? Are platforms becoming the new banks? What are the counter-designs of digital transactions? How do we relate to the emerging regulatory regimes that want to “civilize” fintech? Can we speak of a gentrification of payments, as Brett Scott indicated?
The user experience of privacy in incumbents and digital banks