Hey everyone. I’ve been a long time Blockstack supporter even though I actually spend most of my life in the Ethereum community. Well… I had the chance to blend the two in a talk I gave at NFT.NYC in Times Square a couple weeks ago. Would love to hear the community’s thoughts on the subject: “From True Ownership to Mass Exodus: Introducing Concepts of Decentralized Intellectual Property (or #DeIP)”
The critical use case that helped me recognize the massive potential of Blockstack came from the Signature Event in Berlin last year when Ryan presented the idea of a “personal Google.” The idea being: if you owned all your own data, then you could query your private information and the public web at the same time to produce radically useful and self-sovereign results.
So this presentation is largely inspired by this specific use case and my own learnings, which I’ve cultivated over the last year working at Hoard. My working thesis is this: one day there will be a mass exodus into virtual worlds, and intellectual property will be the battleground upon which freedom is fought for. Decentralized Finance (#DeFi) is just the tip of the blockchain iceberg. Decentralized Intellectual Property (#DeIP) is everything below the surface.
Looking forward to chatting more with anyone who’s interested