Identity, from a classical perspective, is shaped by how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us within various communities we belong to. It's like a socially constructed picture of who we are based on our beliefs and affiliations. In this regard, I see POAP playing a role in helping individuals mark the aspects they identify with and that others recognize them for. Through tangible and durable information, POAP allows you to establish your participation in specific moments within communities, showcasing your contributions and anchoring your identity within history.
"Exploring trusted data and attestations reveals the vital role of trust. Attestations, like digital gossip, rely on the credibility of the issuing party. Trust is key in this context, just as we trust credentials from reputable authorities over those from unverified sources. Blockchains also rely on trust for tasks like miner payments and node client updates. Trust holds great importance in attestations and blockchain environments."
"Web3 identities are still evolving. You can have multiple identities and accounts, with the primary one typically linked to your profile. Collectible badges can enhance your primary identity, and secondary accounts are also possible. We're exploring features like ZK technology to hide or keep badges private. The concept is new, and the foundation is being built by talented individuals..."
“It depends on who you are and what you’re trying to use the technology for. We can program our values into our money, so what kind of monetary systems do we want to be involved in? If you’re abusive and manipulative, you can build ponzi schemes. If you care about the environment and social good, you can build a system that reflects those values. Similarly, if you care about strong cryptography, you can build systems to support that…”
"Timely reaction to events on the Blockchain gives you an edge, whether you're a trader, investor, or seeking to prevent fraud and crime."
"We would like to see more Africans benefit from web3 and the Metaverse, whether it's DeFi or NFT marketplaces; we have artists in Africa, and we want to see them connected and benefiting from these Global Trends, and that is our desire."
- Felix Macharia
"Ultimately, the whole cliche term is the game has to be good for it to be something that people want to play, regardless of if it is Web2 or Web3."
— Bryce Johnson
“Web2 taught app builders that apps can have 24/7 access to your data... but our data represents an extension of us, it deserves the level of consent we extend to our bodies.”
— Evin McMullen
“What began as my side hustle became something that the whole world started to care about.”
— Dani Loftus
“I’m one of the three founders of Kickstarter; we were inspired to allow creators to fund projects without a middleman’s approval."
— Yancey Strickler
"I'm into DAOs trying to make the world a better place and actually solve problems that other structures cannot solve."
— Griff Green
“Ethereum and blockchains in general as open access and permissionless networks allow the onboarding of global creativity.”
— Colborn Bell
“Now a lot of the focus in web3 when it comes to building apps for consumers tends to go more on the UI/UX.”
— Jad Esber
NEWFORUM is a research center and community podcast at the intersection of technological empowerment, creativity, and decentralization, initially started by Newcoin. It provides a safe space for thinkers to communicate, inform and share ideas in order to ensure the conscious and ethical growth of a new web, embedding the values of care, freedom and creativity.