😨 I’m taking a big risk today by writing on a topic I don’t understand at all, Web3 and NFTs. But since Crypto-Twitter has been tearing itself apart all week, I dove into the thing and even though I’m not at all sure I got it right, I’m giving you my thoughts to date.
💩 It all started with Moxie Marlinspike‘s post
(real name Matthew Rosenfeld), founder of Signal
(the app that does the same as WhatsApp
but without sharing your info with F̴a̴c̴e̴b̴o̴o̴k Meta
) but no longer its CEO
since the post (not that things are related). Basically, he said that Web3 was a gold rush
, that there was a premium for the biggest
platforms, and that existing platforms kept the power
(his demonstration is illustrated by the illustration
of this article).
👌 Moxie’s view of Web3 is of course shared by others
and can also be read against a fascinating analysis
by Ben Thompson (posted before Moxie’s) about how the Web winners (2 or 3) don’t control supply
, but demand
🤯 To discuss the uses of Web3
for brands, there is an invitation-only Discord called Jump
, if anyone can get me in ? Because there are a lot of questions, and it seems I’m not the only one
who doesn’t understand everything.