Geert Lovink on Sat, 26 Oct 2019 12:17:20 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, libra and other MoneyLab issues (part 7)

Dear nettime, maybe you’ve seen the hearing with Marc Zuckerberg this week? In preparation of MoneyLab #7 in Amsterdam on November 14-15 I made the following link list. Many of the topics will be discussed there. No coincidence much of it is related to the Libra developments. Best, Geert

Solution for Deepfake Problems…?

American conservaties, Libra and Europe

Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation by Grace Blakely

Anti-globalization blog

Ethereum: Scam or Iteration?

A gallery selling work of cryptoartists

A London-based crypto artist

Libra coalition is falling apart as eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe jump ship

More on OneCoin crypto pyramid scheme court case
The Radical’s Survival Guide to Adventures in Cryptoland: Can Cryptocurrencies Save Us All? (via Inte)

Tank Magazine’s Libra link list

“Degrowth is about redistribution by design, not by collapse”

Bitcoin will be how we transact with aliens

A different look at the history of money, apparently more grounded what actually has happened (via Eduard)
EU-Funded Projects in Blockchain Technology

Rhythm in Economic Space by Stamatia Portanova         

Proposal for voluntary degrowth by redesigning money for sustainability, justice, and resilience (via Patrice)

France to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

Fund to launch alternative business models for online content

Money is the Oxygen (via Patricia)

Laura Lotti: Blockchain Affordances (via Luca Recano)

Gavin Mueller: Digital Proudhonism (via Luca Recano)

Coinbase: The 2019 Leaders in Crypto Education

Proposal making in DAOs: the limitations of “Anyone Proposes Anything”

ECB’s Mersch Warns Over ‘Treacherous Promises’ of Facebook Libra

French pry-trance festival that promotes local currencies

Bitcoin Rap Battle Debate: Hamilton vs. Satoshi (via Maisa)

RIP Decentralization--Sorry, Bitcoin, it’s Libra’s turn now (via Eduard)

Libra: The social media company’s move into cryptocurrency takes advantage of regulatory oopholes

What’s wrong with Ethereum?

Of Art Tokenization, Blockchain, and Provenance with A Sprinkling of Non-Fungible Tokens

MEMRI (connected to Israeli intelligence): The Coming Storm – Terrorists Using Cryptocurrency (via Donatella)

Libra, a Cyberpunk Nightmare in the Midst of Crypto Spring

Facebook admits Libra cryptocurrency may not happen after all is hosting a one week worklab "block that chain” in October.  Here is the open call:

Conner Brown: Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value — and That’s Great

Libra untangled: what lies behind facebook's digital currency project - PART I by Andrea Bianconi

Ten reasons why Facebook’s Libra is a bad idea – and we should stop it now

ETHBerlinZwei is a hackathon, a culture festival, an educational event, a platform for hacktivism, and a community initiative to push the decentralized ecosystem forward

Remember, blockchain replacing everything...

From Jaya Klara Brekke’s newsletter:

Breaking the ZuckBuck overview of claims by the good crew at Alphaville

The need for global payment system as a public good by Rohan Grey

Tank Magazine's shortlist

Good New Models podcast discussion of ZuckBuck
Facebook’s plan for a cryptocurrency is right to set alarm bells ringing

Strengthening Hyperledger Indy and Self-Sovereign Identity

Alt-C is an installation by Michal Sedbon  that uses electricity produced by plants to power a single board computer mining a cryptocurrency (via Tatjana Seitz)

Massimo Ragnedda and Giuseppe Destefanis (eds) *Blockchain and Web 3.0. Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges*. Routledge, 2019

Facebook Libra: on the 4 steps road for World Presidency

Offshore Finance: How Capital Rules the World by Reijer Hendrikse and Rodrigo Fernandez

Jack Ma’s $290 billion loan machine is changing Chinese banking (via Patricia de Vries)

The Invention of Money (via Eduard de Jong)

Pragues Crypto-Anarchists are Spreading the Gospel

Duniter, a fully decentralized libre currency based on the relative theory of money (via Michel Bauwens)

Radix: a fast, scalable, easy-to-use ledger, ready-made for 7 billion people

I was wrong about spreadsheets

YAIR | Your Art is Reality: Unleash Digital Art

Glen Brook: In Zuck We Trust?

New Models podcast on Libre

A massive facility that opened last spring located near Buffalo (via Stephanie Rothenberg)
With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

Nate Tkacz on Facebook’s Libra, Or, The End of Silicon Valley Innovation

Is Libra the West’s response to China's payments empire?

Libra geen open cryptomunt, maar databank van Facebook (in Dutch)

Introducing the Decentralized Autonomous Kunstverein (DAK)

Even Joseph Stieglitz is against Libra (via Patrice Riemens)

Kaspersky reports that only 1 in 10 people ‘get’ crypto

Blockchain: Technology alone cannot protect freedom of _expression_

NYT: Libra is a bad move for Facebook (via Eduard)

Jameson Lob on Libra

Stating the obvious: Bitcoin is not ready for the world

Andrew Keen on Libra

Evgeny Morozov on Libra

Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game
Why ICOs were doomed from the start

Review “DARK HAVENS: Confronting Hidden Money and Power” Disruption Network Lab Berlin/April 5-6 2019

GNUcash, a personal and small-business financial-accounting software

Stablecoins are booming

WeChat is Watching

Recap (Part I): Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Identity Conference in Lille, France

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

Facebook announces cryptocurrency with the release of Libra Whitepaper

Flash Boys 2.0:Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, andConsensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges

Things got weird for stablecoin Tether

George Gilder’s Life after Google—The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy is disappointing American (fin.) conservatives

Erik Bordeleau talks fabulation, finance and cryptophilosophy at
Economic Space Agency – Transit Lounge Radio
Interview with Max Haiven on Art after Money, Money after Art (for Romanian Bienale catalogue)

Social Good & Blockchain

Banning stores that do not accept cash (via Patrice)

Just in case you did not notice: the unsuable bitcoin 

Is Fake Bitcoin Volume a Roadblock For Full-Fledged Crypto Rally?

Welcome to the RaveEnabler Unlock your Cryptorave #10 entry by donating your CPU. Support your local Cryptorave network mine Monero (XMR) and embody another identity

-Out in June-Finn Brunton: Digital Cash, The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency

Quinn Dupont speaks to Finn Brunton about his book Digital Cash

Bitcoin and Friends | Episode 1 (via Inte)

Interview with Gina Pieters by Quin DuPont on why crypto reamains marginal amongst economists

Dark Crystal: Back up your secrets using the trust in your social fabric

A 'Blockchain Bandit' Is Guessing Private Keys and Scoring

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