Can I say something controversial?

Back in November I joined a panel discussion with Maja Vujinovic, Managing Director at OGroup, Jeffrey Joh, independent consultant and angel investor, Lou Kerner, Venture Partner at Blockchain Coinvestors.

We discussed the meaning of community in Web3 and whether it’s always community first or whether Web3 stands for – IMHO – mainly decentralized infrastructure. Check out the video below for my “controversial” statement.

Thanks to Anjali Young from Collab Land for moderating this session.

DAOs: Past, Present & Future

I got invited by DAO Planet to speak at Dcentral Miami about the Past, Present and Future of DAOs.

Why do we need DAOs in the first place?

You can just incorporate a company, have shareholder agreements and voting rights. No Need for a DAO.

The true innovation of DAOs goes beyond everything being on chain, it goes back to one of the early memes of the 1990s Internet:

“Online nobody knows that you’re a dog.” 🐕

DAOs are meritorcracies and enable a pseudonomous economy. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you come from, instead your skills are front & center.

Digital Discourses – The Future of Internet

The internet is broken. While Web 2.0 is rampant with surveillance capitalism, the next phase of the internet will have decentralisation at its core. How would Web3, with blockchain as its backbone, be different? Could it lead to a more cooperative web? What is the future of the internet? Here’s my talk for Goethe Institut Jakarta, the Center for Digital Society and Engage Media.

Incentives IRL and the quest to own your data

Helium invited me alongside Matthew Fontana from Streamr, Danny O’Brien from the Filecoin Foundation and the Hivemapper founder Ariel Seidman to talk about how to incentivize the sharing of data through tokens. We discuss the different tokeneconmical models that help boosting data ownership and give an overview on the growing data economy landscape in Web3.

Unlocking the Potential of Interoperability

During this hour-long panel Marlene discusses the potential of interoperability with Anil John, Technical Director at the Silicon Valley Innovation Program, Matt Prewitt, President at RadicalxChange Foundation and James Felton Keith, Founder & CEO of the Inclusion Score. This talk was part of the MyData Global 2020 Conference

“The current decentralized identifier system has the potential to enable an ecosystem where the identifiers you choose for yourself – for financial, for social media, for governmental services – that you can take them with you. We’re not there yet. Decentralized identifiers are now locked either to a ledger or the issuance infrastructure that issues it right now. Can you get to a point where a decentralized identifier is something that you truly own and that you can take with you? Yes, that can happen, but a whole lot more work needs to be done.” – Anil John

“I think the idea of collective bargaining about data is a worthy goal. I’m not arguing for this standard or that standard. But I do think that if we have the necessary standards on the technology side and the necessary regulatory support on the other side then we will be able to create a more solicitous data economy.” – Matt Prewitt