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IBM Blockchain (beta) - free production-ready services for Hyperledger Fabric v1.0

IBM Blockchain (beta) - free production-ready services for Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions. It fosters a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust, accountability and transparency.

 

IBM Blockchain has joined The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project to evolve and improve upon earlier forms of blockchain. Instead of having a blockchain that is reliant on the exchange of cryptocurrencies with anonymous users on a public network (e.g. Bitcoin), a blockchain for business provides a permissioned network, with known identities, without the need for cryptocurrencies.

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The #Blockchain: Change everything forever | new film by Digital Catapult and Furtherfield

The #Blockchain: Change everything forever | new film by Digital Catapult and Furtherfield | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

The Blockchain – Change everything forever has been made as part of Furtherfield's Art Data Money programme which seeks to build a commons for the arts in the network age. A book, Artists Re:Thinking The Blockchain in partnership with itinerant publisher and arts organisation Torque will be published in Spring 2017 with the prequel due out November 2016. 

 

Furtherfield is an international hub for arts, technology and social change. Since 1997, Furtherfield has created online platforms and physical places for exhibitions, labs and debates where different types of people explore today’s important questions. Furtherfield is an Arts Council England ‘National Portfolio’ organisation with a Gallery and Lab in London’s Finsbury Park http://furtherfield.org/

 

Digital Catapult works with SMEs to help them grow and scale faster. It helps larger corporates in their digital transformation. It does this through programmes of collaboration and open innovation, by bringing academic leading edge expertise into the mix combined with the organisation’s own business and technological expertise. https://digital.catapult.org.uk

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KRONOS – Monnaie temporelle // Time Currency ... a project by David Guez // #cryptomonnaie

KRONOS – Monnaie temporelle // Time Currency ... a project by David Guez // #cryptomonnaie | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Le projet KRONOS part d’une prise de conscience que le système financier qui gouverne nos sociétés aujourd’hui ne correspond plus aux réalités humaines et sociétales. Il a généré et continue de répandre une crise qui touche de façon accélérée la majorité d’entre nous, de façon individuelle et collective, jusqu’à toucher les états et les nations.

Sous les sacro-saints principes de la croissance, de l’emprunt, et du remboursement sur plusieurs décennies des intérêts de ces mêmes emprunts, nous nous retrouvons prisonniers du système bancaire et de ses effets retors sur notre façon de vivre et d’appréhender le monde.

En gardant le principe d’une monnaie universelle qui reste un moyen efficace d’échanger des biens et des services, le projet Kronos tente d’apporter une réponse en modifiant le paradigme de l’échange : Au lieu de baser la monnaie sur l’inflation ou la déflation d’une valeur factice, il serait sans doute plus pertinent de lui substituer la réelle valeur qui préside ces échanges : le temps humain.

Ce temps humain, c’est à dire le temps passé à réaliser ou transmettre une chose, devrait être une valeur fondamentale, inaliénable et universelle.

Le projet Kronos propose donc la création d’une monnaie dont l’index est basé sur ce temps humain. Ainsi, à une unité de cette monnaie, un Kronos, correspond une heure d’activité dépensée par une personne ou un groupe de personne.

Ce projet serait possible dans le cadre d’un dispositif technique qui puisse offrir la capacité de se passer des intermédiaires principaux, c’est à dire les établissements bancaires...

 

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Le BlockFest 1.0 - jusqu'au 12.06.2016 - Le festival pédagogique des blockchains

Le BlockFest 1.0 - jusqu'au 12.06.2016 - Le festival pédagogique des blockchains | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Le festival pédagogique des blockchains. Quatre jours pour comprendre le phénomène Blockchain en profondeur en écoutant, en pratiquant, en partageant et en prototypant.

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Le vertigineux avenir des échanges exécutables - conférence Lift 2016 / #blockchain

Le vertigineux avenir des échanges exécutables - conférence Lift 2016 / #blockchain | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

La 11e édition de la conférence Lift qui se tenait à Genève s’est ouverte avec une session sur la fameuse Blockchain. Cette technologie cristallise aujourd’hui tous les espoirs de décentralisation et d’autonomie, à la suite de tant d’autres technologies qui ont connu leur heure de gloire avant d’être assimilées sans avoir vraiment réalisé ces mêmes promesses. Comme si cette longue histoire de déceptions et d’échecs n’avait finalement eu aucun impact sur l’enthousiasme des évangélistes des nouvelles technologies. A croire que la révolution technologique est toujours une révolution à venir…

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The Top Art Projects Applying #Blockchain 

The Top Art Projects Applying #Blockchain  | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Blockchain distributed ledger technology seems to be very useful for the arts industry, it can help solve the main problem of the sphere – intellectual property registration. It is very easy – the system helps claim property rights to the pieces of arts that are very difficult to forge. Perhaps, that’s why 2015 was rich with art projects applying Bitcoin and the Blockchain. Let’s shed some light on the top art projects applying blockchain. ...

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Digital Art as ‘Monetised Graphics’: Enforcing Intellectual Property on the Blockchain by Martin Zeilinger

Digital Art as ‘Monetised Graphics’: Enforcing Intellectual Property on the Blockchain by Martin Zeilinger | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

In a global economic landscape of hyper-commodification and financialisation, efforts to assimilate digital art into the high-stakes commercial art market have so far been rather unsuccessful, presumably because digital artworks cannot easily assume the status of precious object worthy of collection. This essay explores the use of blockchain technologies in attempts to create proprietary digital art markets in which uncommodifiable digital artworks are financialised as artificially scarce commodities. Using the decentralisation techniques and distributed database protocols underlying current cryptocurrency technologies, such efforts, exemplified here by the platform Monegraph, tend to be presented as concerns with the interest of digital artists and with shifting ontologies of the contemporary work of art.

 

I challenge this characterisation, and argue, in a discussion that combines aesthetic theory, legal and philosophical theories of intellectual property, rhetorical analysis and research in the political economy of new media, that the formation of proprietary digital art markets by emerging commercial platforms such as Monegraph constitutes a worrisome amplification of long-established, on-going efforts to fence in creative expression as private property. As I argue, the combination of blockchain-based protocols with established ambitions of intellectual property policy yields hybrid conceptual-computational financial technologies (such as self-enforcing smart contracts attached to digital artefacts) that are unlikely to empower artists but which serve to financialise digital creative practices as a whole, curtailing the critical potential of the digital as an inherently dynamic and potentially uncommodifiable mode of production and artistic expression. ...

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04>05.11.2016 > Blockchain. Fact. Fiction. Future - Symposium, Showcase & Hacklab by iMAL/LarbitsLab

04>05.11.2016 > Blockchain. Fact. Fiction. Future - Symposium, Showcase & Hacklab by iMAL/LarbitsLab | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

An international symposium followed by a one-day hacklab dedicated to the issues at stake with the Blockchain technology.

 

Digital culture constantly generates new paradigms, mediums and technologies. Blockchain is one of those. Blockchain is the revolutionary system that underlies cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin, the first decentralised digital currency for which it was created. But the potential uses of blockchain extend far beyond its initial purpose, turning upside-down numerous fields, from finance to collaborative economics, from medias to creative industries, not to mention education, health or politics. Blockchain – this very technical and still unfamiliar word – covers different realities and a large array of usages, technologies and players.

 

Participants

Alex Pazaitis (P2P Foundation, P2P Lab), Michel Bauwens by Skype (BE/TH, theorist, founder of the P2P Foundation, Ars Electronica Golden Nica 2016), Yves Moreau (BE, KU Leuven), Jean-Jacques Quisquater (UCL Crypto Group), Chris Speed (UK, University of Edinburgh), Jelle Gerbrandy (IT, Backfeed), Nicolas Loubet (FR, Cellabz), Enric Duran (ES, anarchist, activist, FairCoop), Thomas König (AT, developer, Faircoin), Jaromil, (IT/NL, activist, artist-developer, D-CENT), David Guez (FR, artist), LarbitsSisters (BE, media artists, LARbitsLAB), Max Dovey (UK, artist), Rieul Techer (FR, co-founder Paillasse Saône, project DAISEE), Xavier Lavayssière (FR, entrepreneur, lawyer, developer, Les Bricodeurs), Isabelle Humbert-Radtke (FR, sculptor & engineer, Les Usines Louise)

 

An event produced by iMAL, in collaboration with LarbitsLab, based on a proposal by LARbitsLAB. With the support of Saison des Cultures Numériques 2016 and Rachid Madrane (Minister for the Promotion of Brussels, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles).

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#Blockchain Art Exhibitions Explore the Bitcoin Technology’s Future

#Blockchain Art Exhibitions Explore the Bitcoin Technology’s Future | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Pokémon, postage stamps and the strategy board game Risk. Simon Denny uses everyday objects like these to illuminate how technology shapes the way we live and work. In his latest exhibition, the Berlin-based New Zealand artist explores blockchain, the little-understood technology underpinning the digital currency bitcoin.

Opening Thursday at New York’s Petzel Gallery, “Blockchain Future States” looks at competing views about how the technology should evolve. Large cutout images of the leaders of three leading blockchain companies—Digital Asset Holdings LLC, 21 Inc. and Ethereum—stand near globe-like structures meant to highlight how new currency systems could challenge traditional forms of statehood. A Risk board for each firm lays out the company’s strategy to create a new world order. A similar installation, “Blockchain Visionaries,” is at the Berlin Biennale until Sept. 18.
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"Arcade City" Is a #Blockchain-Based Ride-Sharing Uber Killer

"Arcade City" Is a #Blockchain-Based Ride-Sharing Uber Killer | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Christopher David thinks Uber and Lyft are already relics. He’s created a ride-sharing app that drivers, themselves, will one day own, and he’s gamified the app in the process. Arcade City is the name of the game, and – if David continues to coax this fledgling app out of its nest – it could pose a threat to these established industry leaders.

 

From their inceptions, Uber and Lyft have made driver recruitment a beautiful, enticing process: Sign on and we’ll give you $500, they say. What these companies don’t explain, except perhaps in the small print, is that these perks are ephemeral, that they can lure drivers in and then cut rates or increase the amount they, Uber and Lyft, pocket at any time they chose.

 

And that’s just what happened in early January this year: Uber trimmed down on fares, then Lyft followed suit. Drivers nationwide complained and then protested. In their eyes, “trimming fares” just meant “slashing wages.” But these protests were altogether ineffective. ...

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Au royaume de la #blockchain, les anticonformistes sont rois

Au royaume de la #blockchain, les anticonformistes sont rois | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

En février 2016 se tenait la conférence Lift, rassemblant à Genève les technologistes et anticonformistes de tout bord. La journée du jeudi abordant des thèmes techniques comme la blockchain ou les ondes gravitationnelle était l’occasion d’un débat plus large sur repenser notre société. Premières notes.

Blockchain et la transformation des organisations

Nous étions avertis dès l’introduction, il serait moins important de tout comprendre que de rester curieux. Dès le réveil, la présentation des équipes d’étherum n’épargnait pas les aspects techniques tout en présentant les enjeux et bénéfices de leur projet...

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