Annual conference CFP: ‘Futures of finance and society’

Futures of finance and society, 2018. University of Edinburgh, 6-7 December. We are very pleased to announce that this year’s FSN conference will take place in December at the University of Edinburgh, on the theme ‘Futures of finance and society‘. The event will be organised by Nathan Coombs and Tod Van Gunten, …

Walking tour: Navigating finance and the imagination

Navigating finance and the imagination: A collaborative theoretical walking tour City of London/UCL, 14 April 2018. Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou are organising an unusual event later this year, with support from University College London and the Reimagining Value Action Lab. The deadline for applications is 28 February, so you’d better …

New article: ‘The Appleization of finance’

The Appleization of finance: Charting incumbent finance’s embrace of FinTech. By Reijer Hendrikse, David Bassens and Michiel van Meeteren. In: Finance and Society, EarlyView (2018). The rise of financial technology (FinTech) engenders novel business models through integrating financial services and information and communication technologies (ICT). Digital currencies and payments, data mining, and …

New book: ‘Bitcoin and Beyond’

Bitcoin and Beyond: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Global Governance. Edited by Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Routledge 2018. Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 several hundred different ‘cryptocurrencies’ have been developed and become accepted for a wide variety of transactions in leading online commercial marketplaces and the ‘sharing economy’, as well as by …

Workshop: Exploring the cashless society

Exploring the cashless society: Money, security, technology, value(s). Peace Research Institute Oslo, 12-13 February. We are supporting a closed workshop later this month in Oslo, organised by Nina Boy and funded by the Nordic Centre for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA), in association with the SOURCE Societal Security Network …