[NetBehaviour] review of 'Promise of Blockchain' event in Amsterdam, Netherlands

ruth catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Sat Apr 2 23:23:12 CEST 2016


Hi Max,
Thanks very much for this excellent review. It sets out very clearly 
some of the current debates about the limits and potentials of 
emancipatory developments in blockchain technology.
Super useful!

Cheers
Ruth

On 25/03/16 11:35, Max Dovey wrote:
> Hi Netbehaviours, long review on (some) of the problems surrounding 
> Blockchain speculation hype  -
>
> Long review of 'MICHEL BAUWENS & THE PROMISE OF THE BLOCKCHAIN' event 
> organised by Fiber as part of their Coded Matters Series.
>
> The desire to uproot the dichotomies of power with a distributed 
> public ledger should be met with greater consideration and questioning 
> of what would actually benefit from becoming de-centralized, 
> distributed and autonomous.If you want to frame the expansion of 
> Blockchain as a political revolution than I would go one step further 
> to ask what are you fighting for? Social justice and inequality won’t 
> be solved by any technical application so if your building 
> applications from the frequently termed ‘bottom-up’, take greater 
> consideration to ask who it is for and who would it benefit?
>
> http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2016/03/21/promise-of-the-blockchain/
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>  Mx
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