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Cryptoeconomics wouldn't be what it is today without Simon de la Rouviere. An artist and early Ethereum developer, he's best known for his role crafting the original ERC-20 token specification, meme markets, and token curated registries.
In this episode, we delve into CHAZ + autonomous zones, South Africa's water crisis and statue controversy, the ERC-20 origin story, how Simon was radicalized by Dogecoin, and the importance of communities, optimism, and proper incentive design - in blockchain networks, 2020, and beyond.
F/U reading on topics we cover in this episode 🤓
Simon presenting the first ERC20 spec at DevCon1 in 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE5oGw8oKsY
South Africa's statue controversy - https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-12/pulling-down-statues-of-racists-africas-done-it-for-years
The 2017 Cape Town’s drought - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-12/looking-back-on-cape-town-s-drought-and-day-zero
Vitalik’s 'metacoin' proposal - https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/11/13/scalability-part-3-metacoin-history-multichain/
'Meme markets' (aka curation markets) - https://github.com/simondlr/mememarkets / https://medium.com/@simondlr/introducing-curation-markets-trade-popularity-of-memes-information-with-code-70bf6fed9881
This Artwork is Always on Sale (THAIAOS) - https://thisartworkisalwaysonsale.com / https://github.com/simondlr/thisartworkisalwaysonsale