Future Cryptoeconomics is publication that examines the global cryptoeconomic condition and its effects on culture and society.
We live in times of zero trust, a term stemming from computer security research, which is applied to all sectors and businesses. Most prominently zero trust is used in cryptoeconomic systems such as Bitcoin and other blockchain-based technologies – describing the practice to “never trust, always verify”.
What are cryptoeconomics exactly, and what are we talking about when we describe “Future Cryptoeconomics”? We are faced with a discipline which is not formally defined yet. It is a reminder of the early developments of game theory, an area of study that in it’s infancy had been very narrowly defined, but then grew to be an interdisciplinary field that included the social sciences, political sciences, and many other disciplines.
In order to discuss the future developments of world computers, immutable code and cryptocurrency, we must broaden our viewpoints and make sure to understand the full scope of possibilities of true decentralization. “Forking institutions” might be a starting point, but we have to be aware that this possibly also means a “constant destruction and recreation of institutions and experimental cultures”, to make space for invention and new disruptions.
Future Cryptoeconomics are debated and tested in almost real-time, and we have a long way to go in order to achieve ‘cryptoeconomic literacy’ and global adoption of cryptocurrency. Could anxiety foster mass adoption of cryptocurrencies? The transparency vs. privacy debate, or the shortcomings of fiat, banks and large financial institutions? Future Cryptoeconomics seeks not to find answers to speculations, but to identify the questions that are foundational for envisioning next societies.
Future Cryptoeconomics is a publication by RIAT, featuring essays and interviews from the scope of interdisciplinary crypto-economics.
- Fork the Institutions (Matthias Tarasiewicz)
- Seize your rights with the force of crypto (interview with Andreas A. Antonopoulos)
- Disassembling the truth machine (Jaya Klara Brekke)
- Rules enforced by cryptography (interview with Josh Stark)
- How to talk about serious matters of complexity with models as agents (Shintaro Miyazaki)
- Cryptoeconomics and experiments in token sales (interview with Vitalik Buterin)
- The advent of digital persons (Ozan Polat & Benedikt Schuppli)
- Paralelni Polis (interview with Jan Hubik)
The Future Cryptoeconomics Magazine is available via Motto Distribution Geneva, Switzerland.