Posts and notes from June 2022 discussion
Most of the people I know are working on decentralized application projects and DAOs …My personal interest is 1/ Opportunities – making sure all will have access to the future digital economies… working on ‘Global South’2/ Damage control – speaking up with experience especially to young audiences to reduce the mistakes we will make
There is no way around it…technology development is moving and with that hype, scams, opportunities … if we don’t create the next products and systems with diversity then we will be doomed.Hence, everyone has a place.Interesting in NFTs to me are not the BoredApes of this world. But PussyRiot , DreamDAO,
Giveth and others who use this for political messaging and fund raising.
Example from Kenya where they create community currencies https://www.grassrootseconomics.org/
Posts from Doc
Clear but technical explanation of Bitcoin/blockchain (video)
Future NFT Value Will Be About Utility, Not Just Collectibility
Some concerns raised in the discussion (based on Josh’s notes): Privacy, Impact on freedom of speech, inclusion, accessibility to marginalized communities, environmental impact, plutocracy.
What are the underlying values of crypto? Will crypto be like switch from pension funds to 401K/IRAs where risk and responsibility were shifted?
It also raises issues of class within Occupy and Alt Banking.
Recommended book: Kill All Normies, Angela Nagle available here:
Original posts from Josh
A Crypto Optimist and a Crypto Skeptic Walk Into a Podcast Studio (podcast)
The New Hotness in Scam Culture (Crypto Currency and NFTs) (Best of the Left — curated collection of podcast clips)
Posts from 2019 or so (also from Josh)
Blockchain & Crypto: How they relate
- Andreas M.Antonopoulos on the Future of Money (45 minutes)
Why you should care: Opportunities and dangers
- Differentiating innovative projects from those re-implementing legacy
- Use cases
Libra: our corporate overlord’s new currency
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Libra is a corporate currency, not a cryptocurrency. Blockchain is incidental to it.
- Reposting Bill Black: Facebook’s Libra Currency Monetizes Identity and Threatens Privacy
- Talking Politics: Libra