TLDR; Many of the early Non Fungible Tokens are based on digital trading cards and while some have an interesting creation story and a cult following, they don’t have verifiably high, sunk energy costs that we see in more complex games. This complexity is an easy signal to verify for gamers. Complexity isn’t enough though,… Continue reading Proof of work in Crypto Games
iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/farsight/id1149267066 http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/tony-sheng_recording-1_2019-04-29–t04-00-28pm–ts_1.mp3 We discuss: Bonding over games Finding Decentraland Competition for smart contracts Keeping an open mind. Layer 2 scaling Neon District and Age of Rust Breaking game loops with speculation How many protocols do we need? Check out his new podcast, Click here to Apply https://anchor.fm/click-here-to-apply
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.
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/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
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
http://traffic.libsyn.com/farsight/recording-3_postproductions_2018-10-18-t08-11-40pm-final-mix.mp3 iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/farsight/id1149267066?mt=2 Stream on Libsyn – https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=7240907 Intro – Devin’s Background 2 mins – How Crypotkitties changed everything. Devin’s early skepticism – could have been built without Blockchain. Crucially, it launched open and interoperable games. 3.30 – Interoperability has led to easier trading. ERC-721 standards has allowed for Dharma, Composables and lots of… Continue reading Devin Finzer of Opensea – Open Gaming with NFT’s , his influences and the importance of staying lean as a startup.
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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