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Y-Lab: NFTs as Revenge Capitalism

Y-Lab: National Gallery Singapore 
May 22, 2022

Blockchains and their derivative technologies are often considered to be the foundation for a decentralised future. Whether it acts as a "permanent" digital ledger that promises to evade state censorship, or as a network that provides creatives opportunities to bypass institutional gatekeeping, what will the future of blockchains be like? Will blockchain protocols and NFTs pave the way for a future where history and power are shared, rather than owned by the elite?⁠

This series brings together technologists, artists, curators, and a start-up as they unpack how blockchain technologies aspire to shape a fairer world, and consider the role that public institutions - like museums - can play in this emergent world.