Today, on Soft Power Radio, we are in conversation with Professor Casey Lynch about the Blockchains, LLC proposed ‘Innovation Zone’ in Storey County, Nevada – we locate the Blockchains project in the lineage of a particular type of modern urban utopia that blurs the boundaries between the market and the government. What are the implications of this blurry vision, where a city built ‘from scratch’ rises up in the desert? What does it say about our current moment that one answer to the pressing question of ‘how do we fix the problems of urban life?’ begins with, ‘scrap it all and start over…’?