"Bitcoin City, without a doubt, will precipitate land conflicts to clear the space to build it, and will lead to the expropriation of people’s lands. In a country that is as demographically stressed as El Salvador, this is inevitable."
"NFTs seem to me just a way for artists to get a little piece of the action from global capitalism, our own cute little version of financialisation. "
"The blockchain will mostly be used as a ‘simple solution’ to the climate crisis, keeping the focus on streamlining existing governance arrangements and on blockchain-mediated green consumerism."
"The sellers of NFTs and innovative cryptocurrencies will probably keep succeeding until the underlying policy decision is to continue throwing money at the system."
"Offering a technological alternative to institutions, the DAO seems to finally fulfill the cybernetic dream of a posthuman economy, but the crucial question is whether we’re in fact dealing with institutions here."