• Ethereum Ice Age

    Vitalik Buterin joined the Research Institute for Art and Technology, Vienna on Tuesday for a discussion on the future of the network. Sometime in the coming months Ethereum will hard fork, leaving behind the former...

  • Bitcoin to the Moon

    Bitcoin is at €936.55 at the time of writing, as is set to rise to €1000 by the end of 2016; nearing the worth of Gold: Bitcoin is, as it was always going to be,...

  • Hivemind: A prediction market on the blockchain that incentivizes truth telling

    Hivemind (previously known as Truthcoin) is: “a Peer-to-Peer Oracle Protocol which absorbs accurate data into a blockchain so that Bitcoin-users can speculate in Prediction Markets.” Combining Prediction Markets with a Wikipedia-style informational commons, Hivemind is...

  • Ed Graham reviews Fredric Jameson: ‘An American Utopia’

    If there was ever any doubt regarding Fredric Jameson’s eminence as a theoretician, the speculative force of recent works such as Valences of the Dialectic (2010) and Archaeologies of the Future (2007) surely elevate the...

  • terra0: art project, self-owned forest

    The relationship between art and capital is a cautionary subject. The collapse of the middle-of-the-line gallery and the hyper polarization of art worlds on either side results in a widening chasm between the high-end art...

  • The Poverty of Left Accelerationism

    “The memory-erasing white architecture; the enforced leisure that fossilised the nervous system; the almost Africanised aspect, but a North Africa invented by someone who had never visited the Maghreb; the apparent absence of any social...

  • ‘The Blockchain: Libertarian Utopia or Capitalist Dystopia?’ J.Z. Garrod

    For many, the relationship between the blockchain and libertarianism is self-evident. (If you’re not familiar with the blockchain, it is an encrypted database that is distributed across an entire computer network; you can read more...

  • The shadow regiment

    In The War on Cash Brett Scott urges consumers to equip themselves against “the stifling hygiene of the digital panopticon” which threatens to eclipse privacy and the ‘shadow economy’ of uncharted payments. He speaks of...

  • Alien Monolith detected

    To play No Man’s Sky (the cosmos coursing game comprised of billions of galaxies grown from 64-bit number seed values) feels a lot like reading; and something lurking beyond the planet Nepture seems to transgress...

  • Piece of shit bitcoiners

    With the Ethereum hacker still at large and the Bitfinex hack potentially an inside job, it is becoming laughably clear that while the bitcoin universe is an advocate for democratization and transparency, it is also...