May you live in interesting times...
Did Moxie literally take a position as the new matrix baddie or something? Because... Like days after 'to serve man' as 💩.
@thegibson sounds about right on schedule; "Moxie gets bored with stuff and moves on suddenly" is within expected parameters
@thegibson @GeoffWozniak @calcifer I can tell you from my time looking into the conspiracy theory and cults space, which is riddled with and heavily overlaps with scams, grifts, and pyramid schemes, there is not hard line between the grifter and the true believer and the most successful people are both at the same time.
@GeoffWozniak @thegibson @vortex_egg with Moxie? I'd say a little of column A, a little of column B. I'd be surprised if he was all "cryptocoins and blockchains will solve everything" like the true believers.
But my read is that he genuinely sees cryptocurrency as having real value and is going after it because he believes he can make it better.
@ged @vortex_egg @thegibson @GeoffWozniak yes. A blockchain is a distributed public ledger with strong non-repudiation properties. It has a few legitimate uses but is overused due to buzzword status. PoW/PoS are designed to be approaches to creating an artificial scarcity
Any cryptocurrency needs to have some kind of scarcity (PoW/etc.) and some kind of distributed proof of ownership (blockchain/Merkle tree/etc). So far, no one has come up with a solution to that pair of problems that doesn't cause a whole bunch of other problems, unfortunately
Hard to believe the two stories are unrelated.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.