New app works to create social messaging on the blockchain

New startup “Lines” aims to develop blockchain based social messaging, enabling users to send messages between wallets and join group chats based on ownerships of tokens. It matters because there’s a “rapidly increasing number of people using crypto pseudonyms to purchase digital currency, swap NFTs, vote on proposals, and manage treasuries,” explains Handa. “But wheneverContinue reading “New app works to create social messaging on the blockchain”

Vitalik on Balajis

Vitalik Buterin has weighed in on Balajis’ Network States concept. I like that Vitalik shares why he thinks Balajis is taking this stance. (I’m making an assumption that given his role in the crypto space, Vitalik knows Balajis well enough that he’s not mind reading). Vitalik thinks that: To show that network states are theContinue reading “Vitalik on Balajis”

Using NFTs for video call avatars

This new startup takes a static NFT, then uses AI to animate it, so that you can have anonymous calls while still building an identity with an owned NFT. Balajis Srinivasan called this years ago with his concept of the “pseudonymous economy.” The idea is that sharing all your identifying information with an employer (socialContinue reading “Using NFTs for video call avatars”

How to build a country on the blockchain

Balaji Srinivasan’s new book, The Network State, is out. He believes future countries can be built in the cloud. Land can be crowdsourced later: This book introduces the concept of the network state: a country you can start from your computer, a state that recruits like a startup, a nation built from the internet ratherContinue reading “How to build a country on the blockchain”