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Ethiopia’s blockchain deal is a watershed moment – for the technology, and for Africa

May 20, 2021

At the launch of bitcoin in 2009 the size of the potential of the underlying technology, the blockchain, was not fully appreciated. What has not been fully exploited is the unique features of blockchain technology that can improve the lives of people and businesses. These include the fact that it is an open source software.

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Black Women Photographers Are Taking Over the NFT Boom For Creators Just Like Them

May 16, 2021

The NFT (non-fungible token) boom over the last few weeks has taken over the cryptocurrency game for artists around the world, and now Black women are leading the charge to elevate the space just for them.

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Why This 31-Year-Old Gallerist Is Partnering With Christie's To Auction NFTs

May 13, 2021

Oakland photographer Brianna Mills didn’t know a ton about the worlds of blockchain and cryptocurrency when she minted her first non-fungible token, or NFT.

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Is 'Diversity And Inclusion' Far From Its Roots? And What's An NFT?

April 22, 2021

The last year or so has been full of headlines about racial reckonings. Corporations and entire industries have dealt very publicly with racism and sexual harassment. It’s led to a lot of staff shakeups—and growth in one particular industry: diversity, equity and inclusion, also know as DEI.

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Pussy Riot Uses New-Found NFT Fame for Activism

April 21, 2021

Celebrities, musicians and artists have been rushing to jump on the NFT bandwagon having seen its potential for lucrative returns. Russian punk music and activist group Pussy Riot has joined the ranks, but this time for philanthropic reasons.

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Why We Need a Feminist Manifesta of the Blockchain

April 20, 2021

I wrote A Feminist Manifesta of the Blockchain, on Easter Sunday, April 4 as part of an artwork made for Feral File, the NFT platform of media artist Casey Reas. The manifesta, though abstract in its thinking, emerged from political events in the real world.

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Meet the first Arab female from the UAE and Middle East to launch an NFT tokenised art series

April 20, 2021

In a world where everything is revolutionizing and taking the digital path, art too, has taken its due course into the world of digitalisation. Not just any transformation, but something that the future has in store for the world of art and its artists.

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Crypto justice: Are NFTs the secret to uplifting women?

April 10, 2021

Cryptocurrency is opening up a lot of creative possibilities. It is democratizing power and shifting it into people’s hands. And, while it has its own merits and demerits, crypto justice phenomena undeniably increase accessibility to anyone looking to participate.

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Blockchain-based Android application for collective defence against sexist actions

March 31, 2021

P2P Models collaborators, Elena Pérez and Patricia Barrios, have experimented with an Android application that allows users to cooperate and help each other in situations of sexual harassment or abuse.

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