Boom Times: What’s Trust Got to Do With It
Some months back the novelist and media activist Cory Doctorow, whom I generally believe to be the bee’s knees, wrote “The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties,” with the subhead, “The search for a crypto use case continues.” I agree with the headline: yes, trusted third parties are inevitable. Sure! The subhead, on the other hand, […]
Boom Times: Moxie and the Future
Moxie Marlinspike is the founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal, and his recent post criticizing web3 is insightful and great, even though it centers largely on this Banksyesque prank he played at the NFT marketplace OpenSea, where he sold a digital artwork that displays as a poop emoji when viewed in a crypto wallet […]
Boom Times: Panic! At The Dawn of Web3
Web3 replaces secretive, top-down platforms, like Facebook and Google, with transparent, shared-ownership networks powered by blockchain.
To ‘Electrify Everything,’ Blockchain Projects Dial Up Green Energy
Decentralized technology is being used to swap carbon offsets internationally, create peer-to-peer energy trading, and promote greater renewable energy in power grids.
The Art World Was Broken Before NFTs
'It is very seductive shiny material and the viewer looks at this and feels for the moment economically secure.'