Philosophy & Technology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 9–14 | Cite as

Towards a Philosophy of Financial Technologies

  • Mark CoeckelberghEmail author
  • Quinn DuPont
  • Wessel Reijers
Research Article


This special issue introduces the study of financial technologies and finance to the field of philosophy of technology, bringing together two different fields that have not traditionally been in dialogue. The included articles are: Digital Art asMonetised Graphics’: Enforcing Intellectual Property on the Blockchain, by Martin Zeilinger; Fundamentals of Algorithmic Markets: Liquidity, Contingency, and the Incomputability of Exchange, by Laura Lotti; ‘Crises of ModernityDiscourses and the Rise of Financial Technologies in a Contested Mechanized World, by Marinus Ossewaarde; Two Technical Images: Blockchain and High-Frequency Trading, by Diego Viana; and The Blockchain as a Narrative Technology: Investigating the Social Ontology and Normative Configurations of Cryptocurrencies, by Wessel Reijers and Mark Coeckelbergh.


Financial technologies Philosophy of financial technology Ethics of financial technologies Cryptocurrencies Algorithmic trading 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Vienna, Universitätsstrasse 7 (NIG)ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.ADAPT Centre, School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland

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