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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.

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  1. The article of Reijers and Coeckelbergh has been subjected to the regular editorial processes of Philosophy of Technology and excluded from the editorial process of this special issue. Also, the relevant parts of this introduction have been written by DuPont, after a personal review of the paper.


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Correspondence to Mark Coeckelbergh.

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The authors of this introduction, and the editors of the special issue, are listed alphabetically and made equal contributions.

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Coeckelbergh, M., DuPont, Q. & Reijers, W. Towards a Philosophy of Financial Technologies. Philos. Technol. 31, 9–14 (2018).

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