Archiving links and articles on blockchain, art & society

Luna

Blockchain-based dating / matching app using tokens. Offline now, but documentation at Medium. Homepage at meetluna.com

Viola.AI

“Introducing REL-Registry, a decentralized global Relationship Registry on the Blockchain, complemented by Lifelong AI Love Advisor to help singles and couples worldwide.”

Ponder

Dating / matching app that will be based on blockchain technology.

Bail bloc

Bail Bloc is a computer program that bails people out of jail. Volunteers can download the application to any desktop or laptop computer. The app runs in the background of everyday use, mining a cryptocurrency called Monero. I exchange the mining rewards for $USD and donated directly to the Bronx Freedom Fund, which uses 100% of the money to pay bail for low income, marginalized individuals.”

Blockchain Future States

Blockchain Future States [by Simon Denny] investigates Ethereum21 Inc., and Digital Asset, three financial companies at the forefront of Bitcoin technology and the application of the blockchain, a decentralized transaction database that functions as the backbone of this crypto-currency. The potential widespread usage of Bitcoin as a supra national currency enables these visionaries to propose radically different visions for a new world where traditional political/geographical state formations can be reimagined and new dreams of what the world could look like begin to emerge.”

Initial Coin Offering

In this ritual about 25 men from the audience went through a labour ceremony, during which they were cajoled with caring love and support by a group of women wearing balaclavas. This ritual was meant to act as a militant detoxification program, wherein the men could rid themselves of their patriarchy. After what felt like indefinite gestation, the men gave birth to the first mythical cryptocurrency. Initial Coin Offering- Mythical Feminist Cryptocurrency

Zoöp

“The zoöp contributes to a stronger social, legal and economic position for non-humans within society, as well as making it possible to work towards a model of reciprocal ecological-economic growth that is able to resist the exhausting dynamics of capitalism.” [connects to DLT but not necessarily uses it]

Doma

Bridging the great divide between renting and owning a home, DOMA leverages the principles of the new token economy to make housing accessible to everyone. Designed for a fair distribution of urban value, DOMA works as a platform cooperative, owned and run by its users.

Is it Copernicus?

Is it Copernicus is an art project that explores this new paradigm of decentralization in the digital realm with the use of blockchains. By experimenting with shared ownership and (de)centralized governance the collective steering of money and power is explored. To do so Is it Copernicus fabricated a closed artwork made of glass that contains a public key that accumulates value. Breaking the artwork reveals the private key that gives access to the funds in the treasury. This raises interesting questions: What is shared ownership? What do we value (together)? And eventually, who decides about the faith of things that we own and govern collectively?”

Trojan DAO

The Trojan DAO is born from immutable, unstoppable, and irrefutable computer code, operated entirely by its members. It is a decentralized structure, an organization where governance and decision making systems are programmed on the Ethereum blockchain, effectively removing the need for a central governing authority.