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Themed Issue: ‘On Modes of Participation’
  • ISSN: 1477-965X
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Abstract

This article aims to outline the fundamental concepts that characterize blockchain technology in order to allow for a better understanding of how it is structured within the protocols which govern the internet, but also to portray the devices which allow its re-appropriation by capitalist culture. The theoretical foundations of this article are supported by a medio-archaeological position that allows us to acquire a technical look at the blockchain, but also to weave historical and aesthetic parallels in order to understand the NFT phenomenon, at the core of current economic issues and speculations.

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2021-11-01
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