Rachel O’Dwyer – Tokens

25 October 2023

We were delighted to welcome Rachel O’Dwyer, author of Tokens to the Library of Mistakes.

We’ve all heard how traditional money is being replaced by new types of methods of exchange. Digital platforms are issuing new kinds of money-like things: phone credit, shares, gift vouchers, game tokens, customer data—the list goes on.

But what does it mean when online platforms become the new banks? What new types of control and discrimination emerge when money is tied to specific apps or actions, politics or identities?

Rachel talked about an essential guide to this new landscape of NFTs, Web3, Crypto and DAOs and a warning of the political consequences of what happens when platform capitalism comes for the money in your pocket.

Tokens by Rachel O’Dwyer

The event took place on 25 October at the Library of Mistakes, 33A Melville Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 7QB.

 

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