Flying Money

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In May 2018 the Institute of Network Cultures co-organized the European conference Flying Money together with the city of Amsterdam.

Global developments in digital currencies and monetary flows are taking place at breakneck speed. Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, the emergence of parallel banking systems and the decentralization of monetary transactions impact ideas about the future of money and the banking system, but they also expand the playing field for criminals.

Many cities are increasingly confronted with suspicious investments in real estate, hotels, restaurants, clubs, and other businesses. This phenomenon is particularly urgent in global cities like Amsterdam, where many different monetary flows converge.

This European conference had a unique nature and scope. It brought people together from a wide range of backgrounds – civil servants, scientists, engineers, journalists, artists, bankers and entrepreneurs – to discuss topics related to the future of digital money, and illicit financial flows in particular.

To address these themes more than 40 speakers were invited, including Bill Browder, Eric Smit, Francesca Bria, Bastian Obermayer, Klaas Knot, Misha Glenny, Joris Luyendijk, Saskia Sassen and Galia Benartzi.
Period22 May 201823 May 2018
Event typeConference
LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational