I recently watched this great talk by Vinay Gupta on the Blockchain where he ends by recommending everyone interested in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies to read Cyberpunk Novels to get an idea of the mindset of the people who designed digital currencies.

Forgiven for forgetting there was a Complementary Currency movement upon which the design of Bitcoin, Ripple and other digital currencies were founded, it’s important to include the role of Cyberpunk Music in visualizing the future in which these currencies would take hold and eventually thrive.

Although I read Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk novels, found the music to have more of an impact on my thinking, so I tended to listen to music more often than read books.

Scroll to the bottom for a Complete Anthology of Cyberpunk works.

Vinay Gupta at Michel Bauwens & The Promise of the Blockchain:

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Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People

Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria

Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch (Half Man)


Front 242 – Headhunter

Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope

Ministry – New World Order

Atari Teenage Riot – The Collapse of History

Front Line Assembly – Exo

If you have any other Cyberpunk songs to suggest, please add the link in the comments below.

Here’s the link to a complete Anthology of Cyberpunk.