Towards a Philosophy of Financial Technologies

Authors/others:Coeckelbergh, Mark; DuPont, Quinn (Rutgers University, New Brunswick); Reijers, Wessel (Dublin City University)
Abstract:This special issue introduces the study of financial technologies and finance to the field of philosophy of technology, bringing together two different fields that have not traditionally been in dialogue. The included articles are: Digital Art as ‘Monetised Graphics’: Enforcing Intellectual Property on the Blockchain, by Martin Zeilinger; Fundamentals of Algorithmic Markets: Liquidity, Contingency, and the Incomputability of Exchange, by Laura Lotti; ‘Crises of Modernity’ Discourses and the Rise of Financial Technologies in a Contested Mechanized World, by Marinus Ossewaarde; Two Technical Images: Blockchain and High-Frequency Trading, by Diego Viana; and The Blockchain as a Narrative Technology: Investigating the Social Ontology and Normative Configurations of Cryptocurrencies, by Wessel Reijers and Mark Coeckelbergh.
Number of pages:6
Date of publication:5.2017
Journal title:Philosophy and Technology
Peer reviewed:true
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Publication Type:Article