preview of the book cover "New Forms for Financial Exchange",
to be issed in may 1999, ISBN 90-76426-01-5

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Dialogue with David Chaum from Digicash, 19.03.1999.
juin 1998 meeting on the form and ethics of electronic money

realplayer summaries of the meeting talks:
Andreas Bogk is a member of the Chaos Computer Club, Berlin. Specialist of encryption algorithms used in electronic security systems, he introduces basic mathematical approaches to understand attacks on PIN codes and passwords. His speech covers the various aspects of cryptography and secure software design. He details the different components of ec- and smart cards and isolates the weak points. Andreas Bogk has recently been working on revealing flaws in the German D2 mobile phone system.
_2 The use of banknotes in the last century and bank cards during the last decades should be regarded as the first steps towards the dematerialization of money.The process seems to be amplified by the perspective of electronic transactions. After paper and plastic money, digital currency emphasizes the purely informative nature of the money medium ...
Jean-Joseph Goux is professor of French Studies at Rice University, Houston, Texas.

This is a videostream of the speech which has been presented at Moving Art Studio during the event "New Forms for Financial Exchange" in juin 1998.
_3 Stuart Rosenberg took part in the beta testing of E-cash, an internet payment method developed by Digicash. He designed a virtual bank where users could get involved in financial transactions like stock exchange, lotto, online shopping and betting. The actual transactions could be seen in an animated 3D model while taking place. Stuart Rosenberg mainly states that software money potentially permits anonymous usage.

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This video is showing a working day at a stockbrooker company in London. It's condensed to around one hour of streaming. You should at least have a 56 k connection without having to run into bandwidth trouble.
_5 The Collectif sans nom is a radical squat project in Bruxelles. On Sun, 6 Sep 1998 01:34:45 +0200 they sent us an e-mail containing the following quoted text:

"Le Collectif Sans Nom a fait le choix autant pour chacun de ses membres que collectivement de se mettre en porte à faux face à une société qui érige la valeur "argent" comme seul critère et comme seule logique d'existence, au risque d'opérer une rupture avec une légalité qui cautionne cette valeur "argent". Par ce fait-même, le collectif entre en résistance contre les logiques marchandes qui ont pour principales prétentions de réduire l'humain à un produit que l'on jette après usage."

As we were busy with the project about digital money we decided to ask them some questions on their perception of money. This videostream is a short editing of the dialogue in French language which took place in their squat.

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