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Is Bitcoin a dangerous fantasy?

What do the 1920s have to do with apolitical money supply? As Varoufakis points out just in the next sentence, “the financial sector was boosting the money supply inexorably”, so there was no apolitical money supply in the 20s.

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Why Apple Pay And Dollars Are Killing Bitcoin - Forbes

Why Apple Pay And Dollars Are Killing Bitcoin - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The irony of Bitcoin's fall is that some of the attributes that initially made it so attractive to its backers like no centralized banking control, lax regulation and no transaction fees, are the very same things that are actually causing its demise.
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Journal of Peer Production Issue 6: Disruption and the Law

Journal of Peer Production Issue 6: Disruption and the Law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The disruption caused by new technologies and non-conventional methods of organisation – from a Western perspective at least – have posed challenges for the law, confronting regulators with the need to balance justice and an appreciation of new realities with powerful interests and existing paradigms. Experience from the “disruptions” of the late twentieth century has shown that the response from incumbent industries can lead to a period of intense litigation and lobbying for laws that will maintain the status quo. For example, following its “Napster moment”, the music industry fought to maintain its grip on distribution channels through increased copyright enforcement and the longer copyright terms it managed to extract from the legislative process. The newspaper industry has similarly seen its historical revenue stream of classified ads disrupted by more efficient online listings, and responded to its own failure to capitalise on online advertising by launching legal campaigns against Google News in various European countries.

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China Has Built a Giant Apartment With a 3D Printer

China Has Built a Giant Apartment With a 3D Printer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Welcome home. (3Ders.org) The Shanghai-based construction firm WinSun Decoration Design Engineering has unveiled a five-story apartment building made entirely with a giant 3D printer, and is calling it "the world's tallest 3D-printed building."...
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DACs VS the Corporation - Bitcoin Magazine

In certain corners of the crypto community, ‘Decentralized Autonomous Companies’ (DACs), or ‘Distributed Autonomous Organisations’ (DAOs) are all the rage. In the same way that Bitcoin is decentralizing money, DACs seem to offer the potential to decentralize the entire world of business, commerce, finance, and the economy. They are businesses that can potentially be owned and run by their customers and their ‘employees’, with no single owner, and, like Bitcoin, no central authority to act as a board of directors. 

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A question of power. Greece, Syriza and the institutions on the move

A question of power. Greece, Syriza and the institutions on the move | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We publish a long interview with Christos Giovanopoulos, an activist of Solidarity for All, a group which facilitate the development of grassroots solidarity structures and of the solidarity movement as a whole in Greece. The interview was realized during the last international meeting of the Blockupy coalition, whose aim now is to organize the European demonstration of March 18, when the new building of the European Central Bank will be officially opened in Frankfurt. This occasion was not a coincidence.

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This International Data Privacy Day—Protect What You Hold Dear - rabble.ca (blog)

This International Data Privacy Day—Protect What You Hold Dear - rabble.ca (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On January 28, International Data Privacy Day, it is imperative that those residing and visiting Canada understand the surveillance being used by Canadian governments and corporations.
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The Mysterious Way Uber Bans Drivers - Daily Beast

The Mysterious Way Uber Bans Drivers - Daily Beast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how and why Uber drivers get banned? If it’s not for criminal behavior, the waters get murky.
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Is a Methane Disaster Awaiting Us? | P2P Foundation

Is a Methane Disaster Awaiting Us? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today, the atmosphere contains 5 Gt methane. An estimate estimates that around 50 gigatonnes of methane might be about to be released in the Arctic, ie, a tenfold increase. Several thousand Gt is stored in the Arctic permafrost, in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf alone lies the 500 – 5000 Gt methane.

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Why Email Won't Die And Why It Isn't As Evil As We've Been Told - Forbes

Why Email Won't Die And Why It Isn't As Evil As We've Been Told - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Email is quickly becoming something of a cultural bête noire . Our inboxes are growing fatter and it’s taking us longer to respond to messages. Mother Jones reports that a 2012 Center for Creative Leadership study found that 60% of smartphone-using...
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Project of the Day: Credibles | P2P Foundation

Project of the Day: Credibles | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Credibles crowd-funds small, sustainable food-related businesses. The re-payment of the funding is in-kind – edible credits, or Credibles. The Clearbon platform manages and balances the shared credits among multiple businesses, giving the funder more liquidity for redemption.”

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Top 10 open source hardwares we productize at Seeed 2014

Top 10 open source hardwares we productize at Seeed 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Crazyflie 2.0 is an open project, with source code and hardware design available and documented. The platform is designed with development in mind, implementing features to make development easier and faster, such as logging and real-time parameter setting and wireless firmware update. The complete development environment for most of the projects is available in the virtual machine, so you don’t need to install any toolchains to get into the development. But the virtual machine can just as well be used for flying. Aside from the firmware and software projects, there is also a number of community supported APIs written in Java, Ruby, C/C++, C# and Javascript.


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Why We Need to Abolish Competition and Embrace Arguments | Interview with Margaret Heffernan

Why We Need to Abolish Competition and Embrace Arguments | Interview with Margaret Heffernan | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Abby Martin interviews Margaret Heffernan, author of ‘Willful Blindness’ and ‘A Bigger Prize’, about the destructive impact of competition and alternative models of incentivizing people to work together for the greater good.
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Internet of Things and Microservices Intersect By @LMacVittie | @ThingsExpo [#IoT] | SYS-CON MEDIA

One of the neat things about microservices is the ability to segment functional actions into scalability domains. Login, browsing, and checkout are separate functional domains that can each be scaled according to demand. While one hopes that checkout is similarly in demand, it is unlikely to be as popular as browsing, after all, and the days of wasting expensive money on idle compute resources went out when the clouds descended.
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Financial appeal: a basic income for Michel #Bauwens - Founder of the P2P Foundation

Financial appeal: a basic income for Michel #Bauwens - Founder of the P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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The aim is to create a basic income, that allows me to more fully concentrate on productive work, without the instability that comes with continuous precarity and...
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5 Things You Never Knew About the Sharing Economy

TIME's new cover story takes you on a ride behind the scenes of Uber, Airbnb and more
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Uber’s Business Model Could Change Your Work

Uber’s Business Model Could Change Your Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New technologies have the potential to divide a variety of traditional jobs into tasks that can be assigned to people just when they’re needed.
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Initial Results from the Study of the Open Source Sector in Belgium

The economy of FLOSS (Free and open source software) has been the subject of numerous studies and publications, particularly on the issue of business models. However, there are fewer studies on the local networks of FLOSS providers. This research focuses on the ecosystem of Belgian FLOSS providers and, more specifically, their geographical distribution, the activities, technologies and software they support, their business models, their economic performance and the relationships between companies.

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How co-operatives can help sustain the sharing economy - Co-operative News

How co-operatives can help sustain the sharing economy - Co-operative News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After the industrial revolution in the 18th century, paid work became typified as employment for large businesses, often in factories – and it has remained so ever since. Prior to that, productive workers typically worked for themselves as outworkers, paid per item produced.

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Steven Poole on The Internet Is Not the Answer – review

Steven Poole on The Internet Is Not the Answer – review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
he internet is not the answer. But who said it was? And hang on, what was the question again? The internet is a good answer to a question like “What do we call the global network of computer networks?”, but a bad response to “What would you like to drink?” The internet is a very good answer, in the sense of “approach or solution”, to the problem of sending a written message very quickly to someone on the other side of the world, but a poor one to the problem of constructing a better society.
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Illegitimate Choices: Participation or Privacy? - David Charles

Illegitimate Choices: Participation or Privacy? - David Charles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The central dilemma facing the average citizen hasn’t yet been discussed: How to participate in society without accelerating this dystopian future of surveillance capitalism.
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Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking | P2P Foundation

Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wireless technology enables today the creation of local offline networks, which can operate outside the public Internet.
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The Many Confusions Of The Internet Is Not The Answer, By Andrew Keen - Techdirt

The Many Confusions Of The Internet Is Not The Answer, By Andrew Keen - Techdirt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The book's author -- Internet entrepreneur, talk show host, and social critic Andrew Keen – is a little dodgy on these details. What he gives us is a tour of the Internet Age's problems – the loss of jobs, privacy, and copyright residuals. The central question at which he seems to be driving is how to build a digital economy that does not result in ruined lives and radical disparities in wealth and power, but the precise question in Mr. Keen's book remains elusive. 

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The Commons Connection

The Commons Connection | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hello Friend! If you're new round these parts, may I recommend a Pay What You Want ebook on cycle touring for beginners, How To Cycle Four Thousand Miles When You HATE Lycra? Or perhaps a book that will tell you how to cook capitalism, Elevate #10? Thanks for visiting!

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'I Am Millennial. Hear Me Roar!' - Entrepreneur

'I Am Millennial. Hear Me Roar!' - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's leaders weigh in on business, leadership and doing good.
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How The CIA Made Google - Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

How The CIA Made Google - Mintpress News (registration) (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet.
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