Total Record : the blockchain protocol towards post-capitalism

Masure, Anthony (HEAD - Genève, Haute école d'art et de design, HES-SO // Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale) ; Helleu, Guillaume (ENSA Paris-Belleville) ; Citton, Yves (dir.)

The Bitcoin Protocol (2009) marked an extension of the utopias envisioned by the Crypto-Anarchists with the development of a secure and distributed online digital currency designed to escape the centralization of power by banks and governments. Hijacked [récupérée] in large part from speculative finance, these technologies, ‘chains of blocks’ (the blockchain), were progressive developments that widely surpassed applications in the traditional monetary field (distributed applications, smart contracts, tokens of value, etc.). Despite the persistence of certain social and technical breaking points, can the blockchain protocol work with, and even speed up, the destructive logic of contemporary finance capitalism?


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Design et Arts visuels
School:
HEAD - Genève
Institute:
HEAD Institut de recherche en art et en design - IRAD
Date:
2018-05
Pagination:
12 p.
Published in:
Multitudes
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018. 71
DOI:
ISSN:
0292-0107
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