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Bitcoin Prices Are Down 73 Percent Since We All Went Crazy Over It - Huffington Post

Bitcoin Prices Are Down 73 Percent Since We All Went Crazy Over It - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The value of Bitcoin plummeted nearly 20 percent over the weekend.

The cryptocurrency was trading around $286 -- its lowest price of the year -- on Sunday but rallied back to roughly $325 Monday morning.
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Networking at ICT Proposers' Day 2014

Networking at ICT Proposers' Day 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Online Networking Platform: Networking is already happening here, online. Join in to contact people and already exchange ideas before the event.
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Mcd #74. Art Industries. Digicult Carte Blanche

A special publication with MCD magazine. Art Industries focuses on the most valuable case studies of Open Innovation strategies in the world of artistic media productionGuest Editor: Marco Mancuso. With critical texts by Marc Garrett (Furtherfield), Claudia D’Alonzo (Digicult), Caroline Heron (Metamute) Nik Hafermaas (Uebersee) and interviews to Philip Dean (Aalto Media Factory), Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica), Carlo Ratti (MIT Senseable City Lab), Michael John Gorman (Sc. ience Gallery), Jeffrey Huang and Alex Barchiesi (Sinlab), Joachim Sauter (ART+COM).
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The Darknet. From memes to Onionland. An exploration

The Darknet. From memes to Onionland. An exploration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is a parallel world beneath the surface of the Internet: the Darknet is an encrypted, invisible network that cannot be accessed by conventional browsers or search engines but is nevertheless used by millions. This digital territory is the impulse for cooperation between the artist collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik (Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo), the project :digital brainstorming from Migros-Kulturprozent and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. Forms of organisation, structures and communications systems which penetrate everyday life but which are largely unknown to the public will be examined with the help of other artists, theoreticians and hackers.
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The population of the internet, in one map

The population of the internet, in one map | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a cartogram, a map in which the area of each country is proportional to its online population, based on 2011 data. So countries with large land areas but small populations — like Canada and Russia — appear shrunken, while dense, well-connected areas like South Korea and Belgium appear larger than life.
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BitSharesMusic.org

BitSharesMusic.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The BitShares Music Foundation, a non-profit organization, will be launching the BitShares Music blockchain shortly. It’s unit is the Note and it is the only way to interact with this blockchain. For the network to thrive, there must be an active ecosystem of users using Notes. To ensure this happens, the foundation will issue out 20% of Notes in a pre-sale. All Note sales are to be done in Bitcoin, from an address you control, not from an exchange.
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Europol warning: ‘Internet of Everything’ could lead to ‘online murder’ by end of 2014

Europol warning: ‘Internet of Everything’ could lead to ‘online murder’ by end of 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EU’s chief criminal intelligence agency warms that the threat of “online murder” is set to rise, with cyber criminals increasingly targeting victims with internet technology.
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Review: “The Innovators,” by Walter Isaacson - Chron.com (blog)

Review: “The Innovators,” by Walter Isaacson - Chron.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Walter Isaacson's "The Innovators" describes how hackers, geniuses and geeks launched the digital revolution.
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The future of food is 3D printed - Stuff.tv

The future of food is 3D printed - Stuff.tv | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Contractor's 3D food printer uses freeze-dried, powdered ingredients that contain micro-nutrients; they're combined with oils and water to produce finished wet foods.

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3D printing a hit soon - MyBroadband

3D printing a hit soon - MyBroadband | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years as the market for relatively low-cost 3D printing devices continues to grow rapidly
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Big companies now have a hand in the collaborative economy

Big companies now have a hand in the collaborative economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The term “collaborative economy” refers to the growing practice of consumers serving each other directly rather than being served by companies, and paying for the use of goods rather than owning them. Mobile, social, and geolocation technologies have propelled collaborative commerce well beyond the realm of bartering and tag sales to impact almost every consumer sector of the economy, from transportation to lodging to finance. Big brands are now starting to invest and partner to establish a foothold in the collaborative economy.

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SYRIZA rising: what’s next for the movements in Greece? | ROAR Magazine

SYRIZA rising: what’s next for the movements in Greece? | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Autonomous movements are inclined not to capture power, but to disperse it: imagining new decentralized institutions for the governance of social and economic life to replace bourgeois democracy, which is immersed in a deep structural crisis of social reproduction, political representation and ecological sustainability. That does not entail laying out a well-defined program of exercise of power, but forging bonds and institutions that will allow the synthesis of the specific and local with the general and universal. The struggles for the commons, for knowledge, land, water and health, leave behind a legacy of accessible and participatory institutions, which can form the backbone of a new kind of power: a power of the people, not of the representatives.
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A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the Zone 9 Bloggers, A Great Way to Raise Awareness - EFF

A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the Zone 9 Bloggers, A Great Way to Raise Awareness - EFF | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Across the globe, journalists and activists are in jail for doing the kind of work we do everyday here at EFF—advocating for free speech and privacy. Last April, for instance, the Ethiopian government arrested six members of theZone 9 bloggers network and three other journalists.  All now face terrorism charges for blogging about free speech and online surveillance and for using free digital security software.

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New Statesman | John Gray: is religion to blame for history’s bloodiest wars?

New Statesman | John Gray: is religion to blame for history’s bloodiest wars? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Not long after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, in which Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho­meini became supreme leader, a US official was heard to exclaim: “Who ever took religion seriously?” The official was baffled at the interruption of what he assumed was an overwhelmingly powerful historical trend. Pretty well everyone at the time took it for granted that religion was on the way out, not only as a matter of personal belief, but even more as a deciding factor in politics. Secularisation was advancing everywhere, and with increasing scientific knowledge and growing prosperity it was poised to become a universal human condition. True, there were some countries that remained stubbornly religious – including, ironically, the United States. But these were exceptions. Religion was an atavistic way of thinking which was gradually but inexorably losing its power. In universities, grandiose theories of secularisation were taught as established fact, while politicians dismissed ideas they didn’t like as “mere theology”. The unimportance of religion was part of conventional wisdom, an unthinking assumption of those who liked to see themselves as thinking people.
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BITNATION IS A FULLY INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE SYSTE

BITNATION IS A FULLY INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE SYSTE | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BITNATION offers a full range of services traditionally done by governments. We provide a cryptographically secure ID system, blockchain based dispute resolution, marriage and divorce, land registry, education, insurance, security, diplomacy, and more through a fully distributed platform.
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- Upcoming Events

- Upcoming Events | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Members of the Queer Art and Technology research group based at Eyebeam, Miki Foster, Erica Kermani, and CultureHub’s S.O. O’Brien, invite artists and enthusiasts to participate in an open lab centered on Arduino and physical computing. Focusing on an in-process design for an upcoming interactive installation, QUAT members explore the use of micro-controllers in combination with large surface transducers and bone conductors. If you are working on your own Arduino or physical computing projects and want the opportunity to work in a more collaborative session or just want to get feedback on your project, come join us in the studio for these open work and skill sharing sessions.
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Citizen Space - Independent Review of the Sharing Economy - Call for Evidence

Citizen Space - Independent Review of the Sharing Economy - Call for Evidence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is a new set of business models, driven by technologies that are making it easier for people to share their property, time and skills.
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Knowledge Box | Centre for Social Impact Bonds

Knowledge Box | Centre for Social Impact Bonds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Social Impact Bond (SIB) is a way of financing a Payment by Results (PBR) contract. Under a PBR contract, government pays a service provider if it achieves certain agreed results. This means that the service provider must cover the initial costs of delivering services. Many potential providers find this difficult, particularly social enterprises and charities, as they often do not have the capital available to provide services in advance of being paid. A SIB is a way to bridge this gap, enabling socially-minded investors to fund the provision of a service delivered by a social enterprises or charity on the basis that they will receive a return on their investment from government – if the service delivers the results specified in the PBR agreement. SIBs are beneficial for the public, private and VCSE sectors as they enable:
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New Statesman | Peter Gabriel: Pop stardom and reimagining politics

New Statesman | Peter Gabriel: Pop stardom and reimagining politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peter Gabriel had an early exodus from Genesis and found pop stardom. But first of all he wants to discuss the modern schooling system.
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Boycott Workfare » People’s stories

Boycott Workfare » People’s stories | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact. We expose and take action against companies and organisations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.
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Uber's troubles: Curtains for the sharing economy? - The News Hub

Uber's troubles: Curtains for the sharing economy? - The News Hub | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It depends on the contract-worker business model
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US Government Slides Toward Sharing Economy and Changing Zeitgeist - By ... - Hotel News Resource

US Government Slides Toward Sharing Economy and Changing Zeitgeist - By ... - Hotel News Resource | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Article - U.S. Government Slides Toward Sharing Economy and Changing Zeitgeist - By John Hendrie - Boy, that is a title mouthful and very curious. But, the move is right on the horizon, when you start to follow the money, actually the costs.
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When the telephone lines darkened the sun in Stockholm - The Networked Society Blog

When the telephone lines darkened the sun in Stockholm - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the late 1800s, Sweden was the most telephone-dense country in the world, and Stockholm had more telephones than any of the major cities in the world, with 4,832 subscribers. Because of this huge demand, the decision was made in 1887 to build Telefontornet.

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Why You Can't Invest in Bitcoin - Motley Fool

Why You Can't Invest in Bitcoin - Motley Fool | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lots of people want to invest in bitcoin, but they may be disappointed to learn the truth about this hot cryptocurrency. - Adam Levine-Weinberg - Financials
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Greenpeace: Bitcoin Helps Us Promote Free Speech, Independence

Greenpeace: Bitcoin Helps Us Promote Free Speech, Independence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a new interview, Greenpeace tells CoinDesk how the bitcoin community's values inspired it to begin accepting bitcoin donations.
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