TLDR; Controversy and conflict on a platform is a sign that users have found something worth fighting for. Many users don’t fully know what they want from open virtual worlds yet. Only trial and error will allow them to accept certain tradeoffs. The best format should prioritise the freedom to: Experiment in different district models.… Continue reading Opportunity and Exit – What Decentraland can learn from Second Life.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/carlos-satoshi-games_recording-2_2019-02-27–t11-09-16am–carlos.mp3 https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 In this episode we cover how to get started with lighting network games, how Carlos got interested in Lighting and what unique properties make the network useful for game design. Hope you enjoy.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/matt_condon_25thJan.mp3 https://itunes.apple.com/gh/podcast/farsight/id1149267066 Matt Condon of excellent XLNT.co and one of the most well known people in the crypto collectibles space. He organised the first US conference in October of last year and has a great podcast with Jonathan Mann called Digitally Rare. We discuss: Conferences Matt organised Non Fugible summit San Fran and spoke at Nifty… Continue reading Matt Condon of XLNT.co on sharing Digital Collectibles
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/Duncan_15th_jan.mp3 iTUNES https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 SPOTIFY From Magic the gathering to scarce digital cards. How the NFT space is growing and where it is going. Duncan discusses his path from Digital Art to making it easier to by in game assets. The challenges with Metamask and other tools. Where Ethereum is headed and why Niftygateway is Blockchain… Continue reading Nifty Gateway – Buying Crypto Collectibles with US Dollars
TLDR: Many positive, recent changes have gone mostly unnoticed by the wider market due to bearish sentiment, restraint from founders and limited developer access. Disclaimer : This is not investment advice In September 2017 I wrote about how Bitcoin social metrics were taking off or ‘hitting the knee’ of an S Curve. Bitcoin Reddit Subscribers… Continue reading 22 things about Decentraland that most people haven’t noticed.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/Marguerite_De_Courcell_Final.mp3 iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 Finding your path in Crypto – Final Fantasy as a great piece of art. – Transferring value in Ready Player One – Representing visuals as code. Getting into Puzzles – Riddles, Treasure hunts and mystery. Transition from Puzzles to complex game design. Marguerite’s strong team. Token Economics is a big… Continue reading Marguerite deCourcelle of Blockade Games
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/carl_Fravel_final1.mp3 iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/0xPFMYfEKS3Ieqf19pIpZM Notes 2 Mins – Carl’s background – 3d models marketplace – Second LIfe experience – Sansar Creators Guide – Carls Book on the platform – Led to introductions to Decentraland Founders Via Adam Levine. 3 mins – Second Life Journey – How it improved over time. –… Continue reading Carl Fravel – Decentraland District Leader – Lessons from a Life in VR
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/urban_final.mp3 iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/0xPFMYfEKS3Ieqf19pIpZM Getting started in Crypto – From speculation to building. 1 min – Slovenia had Bitstamp – Vibrant community. 2.45 – Ethereum had more capabilities but cryptokitties was the main draw. Academic credentialing was the first idea. 0xCert grew out of that. 4.30 –… Continue reading Urban Osvald of 0xCert – The Non Fungible Alliance, Technology and Community
Stream http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/Tom_Audacity_mixed.mp3 iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 Spotify In this episode we discuss why Tom left Facebook and Instagram to join the Product Team in 0x. What their plans are for the future and their focus on Non Fungible Tokens. Tom explains why 0x are blockchain agnostic, why it’s important to separate game logic from on-chain exchange… Continue reading Tom Schmidt from 0x – Democratising access to asset creation and exchange
When there is blood in the streets TLDR; Decentraland is building on four different trends; Digital Collectibles, Virtual Reality, Online Gaming and Open Blockchains. Development timelines, governance and scaling remain the open questions for the project. I have spent about 20 hours researching the project over a week. Introduction Decentraland came on my radar on… Continue reading Decentraland Review