@cygnoir heeey I did miss this. I'd be in for participating (time zone permitting) and if I can help in some way, I'd be glad to!

@mroutley hi! Why? There's lots of stuff that I would really like to share if there was a niche of enthusiasts

@aa Noice. I think you're welcome to use 🖋 for stationary as well and… what is it?

@ayjay for real. By the way - how darkly ironic it is that we're surprised by a human enterprise built for a human scale.

@mcg absolutely valid position. I think already blockchains do unique things in the financial space; whether those things are good for our societies - that's the question I'm most interested in and I'm not sure about the answer.

@mcg not sure I have 2 hours but thank you for the interesting link; I absolutely hate NFTs, but once again not ready to trash blockchain just because every grifter in town is drawn to it

@pimoore for me, the choice will be the same, but the reason is the killing of the native macos app.

@mcg right, for sure those things can be done with alternative techs too, I'm not sure tho if a tech can be discounted just because you can do the same with another tech. About financial vehicle -> there are so many projects that survive just because of the good heart of their mantainers. If grants can be automatically spread around and are guaranteed to also reach small mantainers, I don't see that as such a bad thing. Grift - sure, that's the part about the announcement that looks fishy to me. Lots of talk about financial conditions of the mantainer that don't really matter to the general public. The writing lacks the connection between the financial conditions of the mantainer and the announcement of this new tech/platform. And the fact that "tea" is already a company with venture investment - definetly not a good sign. Personally I'm not ready to embrace blockchain in software packages and will watch further developments, but not ready to discount it either

@mcg I'm not a crypto evangelist but what is horrible about that "tea" project? The announcement is super weird but the idea in itself looks interesting and the reasoning and consequences look ok

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@Cheri it's definitely good to see, however the downside for the corporations is so small as the ruble exchange rate has tanked

@JohnPhilpin ah, that excerpt looks way more eloquent than that other title. Definitely tons of spaghetti thrown at walls in crypto. Possibly NFTs as used today will fail. Still disagree that crypto will end up like Napster!

@JohnPhilpin also the article is very "question mark" to me. I'm not a crypto evangelist or anything but saying that crypto is dead is simply asinine and baseless; central banks all over the world are exploring blockchain technologies