Cryptoeconomics works with projections of future events. Often dubbed ‘reverse-game theory’, cryptoeconomics creates a testbed for predicted outcomes of incentives and penalties, in close relation to real world economics. But as cryptoeconomics are only one aspect of ‘summoning’ the future (on the example of mechanism design), other tools and methods of inquiry exist, which can be considered. To research future cryptoeconomics, we can utilise interdisciplinary research, or more specifically what we call speculative devices and artistic technologies.

The DARC Laboratory for Future Cryptoeconomics is a decentralized cluster researching future cryptoeconomic conditions, based on experimental methods from speculative design and futures research.

The Research Residency for Future Cryptoeconomics brings over 14 international interdisciplinary researchers each year to work and live in Vienna for the course of a month each.

The Journal for Cryptoeconomics is informed by the DARC laboratory and is an upcoming publication in order to negotiate and define the research, development and design of the area of cryptoeconomics.

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