Blockchain, The Metaverse, and Nephele, Mother of the Centaurs

This article is worthy of your time and careful consideration. From Wrench in the Gears.

“Over the past year and a half, blockchain identity efforts have begun to scale – medical passports, electronic health records, digital drivers licenses, and education transcripts. On Friday October 8, 2021 the Texas Blockchain Council is hosting a summit at the AT&T Conference Center on the UT Austin campus. The agenda features financial payment innovation, bitcoin mining, digital identity in government, and the strategic value of blockchain to Texas’s economy. Attending from Wyoming is Senator Cynthia Lummis, a promoter of crypto-currency and advocate for limiting government regulation of alternative payment systems. She helped bring Cardano to Wyoming where Charles Hoskinson’s Input Output Hong Kong established a blockchain innovation laboratory last year with a $500,000 gift. I spoke with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar about my concerns regarding Cardano’s projects in Africa this past May. You can watch my three-hour presentation here, slide deck here. In this clip from Cardano’s Africa launch, Hoskinson describes a future where a person’s meta-data is tracked from their earliest years so that the government will be able to determine if they are a good actor and worthy of having a job.”

Blockchain, The Metaverse, and Nephele, Mother of the Centaurs – Wrench in the Gears

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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