Tag: cryptocurrency

GameStop, the Platform-Democracy-Complex and the Promise of Crypto

Johannes Lenhard , February 25th, 2021


The trading platform Robinhood tried to wiggle itself back into the heart of the masses with a prime-time ad during the Super Bowl break the first weekend of…


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Encoding Value: What is cryptocurrency, and what does it mean for society?

The Familiar Strange , October 3rd, 2018


Author: Stephanie Betz, PhD candidate at the Australian National University and a digital anthropologist researching the intersections between people and technology.  Her doctoral research is an ethno…


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Ep. #8 Savage Bitcoin, hamster flushing, scholars at work, and New Mandala: this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 18th, 2018


This month, Ian (1:25) digs into Bitcoin, arguing that the cryptocurrency is no different than regular currencies, and can be analyzed along all the same lines: symbolically, materially,…


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Nerf Herding

Nick Mizer , February 2nd, 2018


By AP Joseph Hey there! A month into 2018, and there’s already plenty of geek action going on (gaction?) What can you expect from this column, you ask,…


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