"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."
"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..."
"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
The nice thing about helping run DAO and seeing all the problems with it informs you why you should not be investing 99 of the space, which is unfortunate. The issues of the space are the opportunities of the space. I spent half of my time looking at this and thinking, none of this stuff works, this is not investible- like stay away, and then the other half of the time I think, oh, this is a huge opportunity because whoever solves this is going to be gigantic..."
- David Phelps
"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
“In 2013, I started coding on Bitcoin. When Ethereum came, I was excited. Ethereum is developer friendly. I wanted to use this technology to create new things.”
— Simon de la Rouviere
“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
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.