Koray Caliskan: How to Make and Destroy a Cryptocurrency

February 24, 2021


How do you make and destroy a cryptocurrency?

Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management Koray Caliskan‘s lecture discusses the rise and fall of a cryptocurrency project drawing on two years of fieldwork among its community and interviews with its anonymous founder. It describes how actors see their engagement in a data money community, how they design, build and maintain a digital platform, innovate tools of new economization in crypto contexts, and loose the very platform they built up. The talk ends with a discussion of the future of the Electra community, whose leading community members are now building a new platform.