Matthias Tarasiewicz is the director of the Research Institute for Arts and Technology in Vienna, Austria, an institute for Blockchain research and Cryptoeconomics Design. He also is a board member of the Open Source Hardware Association in the US, an institution to foster Open Hardware design practices. Tarasiewicz has led research projects including Artistic Technology Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Making Artistic Technology (Science Communicatio ) and AXIOM – Open Hardware Cinema (EU Horizon 2020). His publications include “Forking as cultural practice: Institutional governance after the DAO” (2017), “Cryptocurrencies as Distributed Community Experiments” (2014), “A Brief History of Bitcoin” (2013) and “Coded Cultures: New Creative Practices out of Diversity” (2011). He actively researches the blockchain and cryptoeconomics since 2010 and has a background in computer science, design- and systems theory.