"In psychology literature, there is a distinction between identity and self. The identity-to-identity relationship tends to involve conflict, whereas the self-to-self relationship has a different dynamic. Ellie discusses a technique that helps individuals break free from their identity constructs and establish self-oriented connections. Joe and Forrest Landry support this view, highlighting the metaphysical argument that goals are competitive while values are not..."
"In the decentralized ecosystem, we need the right tools to experiment effectively. Solving wallet usability is crucial to overcome the cold start problem. We have a long way to go in exploring consumer applications, but exciting models like DAOs and social experiences intertwine ownership and social interactions. By prioritizing human experiences like connection and sharing, we create value beyond economics. Fascinating platforms like the FWB app foster authentic communities where people share their lives."
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."
"Larping is like actualized fiction. It's not about lying but rather embodying the version of ourselves we've always desired. Avatars and the metaverse play a significant role in this. While the current notion of the metaverse falls short of expectations, people crave digital embodiment and active participation in immersive spaces. Avatars and objects serve as the foundation, offering a new mirror to explore different aspects of one's identity. Facebook's horizons, with its focus on photorealistic representations, misses the point. We seek infinite possibilities, not mundane realism."
"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..."
"Curation is a powerful tool for context and education, democratized by technology. However, poor curation has increased, with shallow moodboard collecting and lack of credit. Exceptional curation is crucial for appreciating art without context. It shapes our perception and is like a dying art form. In the web three realm, curation is a two-way street, still in its early, wild west stage..."
“We have witnessed visual artists and musicians receiving their fair share of attention during the last bull cycle. Despite several text-format projects being launched, the traditional media industry has not fully explored the potential of blockchain. In my opinion, there is a significant opportunity for the media industry to benefit from blockchain technology, both technically and in terms of reputation.”
“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…”
"The Blockchain technology is powerful, but it doesn't stop someone or huge powerful people from using it and to increase more damages in society, so we're building a tool that can either provide a better or a worse Society ever..."
"Tokens have proven that they're effective at bootstrapping early days. They've not proven to be effective at not only retaining but evolving with their community. Oftentimes with DAOs, there is no endpoint, so at what point does it not make sense anymore to hold the token, oftentimes thats when they stop incentivizing you by effectively paying you with token incentives, and so we need more than that, whether that's relationship-building or other types of utility in a DAO, you just need more than the token I'd say."
- Kinjal Shah
"Gitcoin is now a DAO, and we're still evolving and thinking about what that means. But fundamentally, what we're trying to do is actually, by Conway's Law, run the organization the same way that we are trying to run the rounds. If we are going to use Quadratic funding successfully, then the organization should mirror the same democratic processes that the tooling aspires to allow for..."
- Scott Moore
“I believe DAO will affect creators and be a critical tool that they’re able to leverage; stepping back for a second, if you think of one of the kinds of core value propositions that Crypto initially enabled, especially with Ethereum, this idea of permissionless Capital formation, that anyone can come together and contribute Capital and time and energy into a given Mission or initiative or directive and DAOs have been a way to coordinate not only that Capital but these large communities…”
- Mason Nystrom
“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
"I'm into DAOs trying to make the world a better place and actually solve problems that other structures cannot solve."
— Griff Green
“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.