The emergence of Blockchain technology and its introduction of the distributed ledger gives us the possibility to envision new decentralized models of ownership and transactions. Using the distributed ledger as a backdrop, how could we distribute ownership in this network without third party validation? How do we guarantee use and value contribution for a fair distribution model?
This all to say that the political efficacy of “Checking-in” is highly suspect. Those who truly want to support #NoDAPL might be better off looking at how personal consumption and complicity in local institutions, jet-setting lifestyles (re: oil consumption, re: food consumption, re: art fairs, re: gentrification) has a direct effect on such issues, how your own gaze at the people on the bus might be enacting small violences, rather than changing one’s location on Facebook.*~