Land on the Blockchain: Weekly Update #53
The allure of blockchain-based land ownership is apparent. The efficiency, transparency, and reduced legal complexity of real estate transactions could be huge. How and if we get to that end state is TBD. Plus updates from the last two weeks on the Geo Web project (11/18/21 - 12/01/021).
Paying it Forward: Weekly Update #46
Yeah, smart contracts are foundational to building more positive-sum games, but the social norm of generosity is one of the most powerful things that Ethereum has going for it. Plus updates from last week on the Geo Web project (9/23/21 - 9/29/21).
Possession is nine-tenths of NFT display: Weekly Update #42
Displaying someone else’s NFT is a hollow act. Being the owner (even if one of many) is what creates the impact. As the Geo Web evolves, we’ll explore this interplay between digital display and ownership. Plus updates from last week on the Geo Web project (8/19/21 - 8/25/21).
Augmented, Shared Reality: Weekly Update #41
Gitcoin & Other Internet put out an open call for public goods (https://gitcoin.co/blog/seeking-a-new-kind-of-public-good/). Here's our submission proposing an augmented, shared reality. Plus updates from the last week on the Geo Web project (8/12/21 - 8/18/21).
The Ethereum Social Layer: Weekly Update #38
The controversy around intentional block reorgs on Ethereum is just the latest example of the importance of not just technical factors, but social ones in creating crypto networks/applications. Plus updates from the last week on the Geo Web project (7/15/21 - 7/21/21).
Digital Real Estate Development: Weekly Update #35
The Geo Web’s partial common ownership system assesses costs to squatting on digital land and encourages investment and productive use. But what does digital real estate development even look like? That plus updates from the last week on the Geo Web project (6/23/21 - 6/29/21).
Reimagining Property Rights: Weekly Update #34
Private property rights are foundational for modern society. Implementing challenging new ideas around them is bound to stir up strong feelings, but we press on at the Geo Web. That plus updates from the last week on the Geo Web project (6/16/21 - 6/22/21).
Public Goods = Positive-Sum Games: Weekly Update #33
Gitcoin Grant Round 10 is live today, so we’re shilling a bit then exploring why funding public goods and open source software on the internet is so impactful. That plus updates from the last week on the Geo Web project (6/9/21 - 6/15/21).