Web3, Crypto and Blockchain: Opportunities or Threats? ūüí≠

Hi friends, Mahmoud here and this is my weekly update. If you already know what the blockchain is or you might hear about it before, today I would like to share something with you all.

‚ÄčūüĆĪ Before starting, did you sign up for a kernal?

‚ÄčYou are missing a lot of ‘STARTUPS SPORTS’ -a.k.a- startup ideas validation frameworks from founders and investors. Kernal is an invite-only community‚Äč to nurture, share and build your startup ideas. This network helps you find inspiration with resources on the good stuff.¬†

‚ÄčIt’s¬†like¬†‘Product Hunt‘ for startup ideas ūüôÄ and¬†like¬†‘Business Insider‘ for startup news ūüíľ but¬†better, with a community model, and that’s why I’m writing this here ūüėā.

Web3 communities and the Blockchain sh##t

‚ÄčNew communities are emerging on the internet by way of NFTs, giving individuals an opportunity to stake land and foster community in designated spaces constructed through residential avatars.

‚ÄčIn this context, web3 plays its role because it’s a back-end revolution and nothing that makes your webspace more likeable or interactive.

‚ÄčSince the novelties happen at the level of the code, it is not easy for the user to grasp what a huge revolution it is. Web3 changes our data structure as it democratizes information by giving all users the same level of accessibility.

‚ÄčThere is full transparency and privacy is preserved thanks to¬†cryptography.

‚ÄčThere is no centralized entity governing the crypto-world, no bank issues any currency but bitcoins are regularly exchanged.

‚ÄčThe whole system works because there is an open-source protocol that everybody must agree with before performing network actions.

‚Äč‚ėĀÔłŹ Blockchain technology needs community collaboration and governance in a shared economy

‚ÄčObviously, there is a lot to figure out on the blockchain, tokens, and crypto economies. Watch this¬†TEDx Talk¬†presented by¬†Voshmgir, the¬†founder of¬†Blockchain Hub¬†and director of the¬†Research Institute for Crypto Economics¬†at the Vienna University of Economics.

‚ÄčūüĒģ The Community Manager Unconference (Event)

‚Äčūüá¨ūüáß Today I ‘traveled’ virtually to London to attend the¬†Community Managers Unconference, it was a great opportunity to meet new friends from the community ecosystem like¬†James,¬†Derek,¬†and¬†Vian,¬†and learn new things as well as hear great ideas to feed my discovery experience.

‚ÄčCMGR Unconference(s)¬†is a hybrid (online + in-person) unconference for community managers (CMGR) and builders, and it’s run by¬†@jaCattell

The CMGR Unconference team completed 4 unconference sessions, including a lean coffee session to get through as many discussion topics as possible. The event was sponsored by the Rommies CommonRoomHQ and hosted by Newspeak House.

‚ÄčI had the chance to share a few key learnings and mistakes I made in the past 3 years to better understand community frameworks during my community transitions.

The morning sessions of the first Community Manager Unconference discussion were about:

‚ÄčA brief overview about community management,‚ÄčThe role of the Community Manager throughout the lifecycle,‚ÄčMaintaining community momentum,‚ÄčMetrics – what to measure and how to measure community success.

‚Äč‚úćÔłŹ Community notes from¬†Sam Villis

‚ÄčCommunity builders are truly busy people, I saw Sam taking notes, contributing, and sharing ideas all at one time, lol ūüėā KUDOS. Enjoy reading her notes below!

I‚Äôm at the Community Manager unconference. Hosted by @jaCattell at @nwspk with lots of lovely community people ūüôā

‚ÄĒ Stamanfar ūüēä (@stamanfar)
Jun 27, 2022

ūüėÉ Further Readings

‚ÄčThe Garden of Magic Eden: discover how the newest NFT unicorn has mastered scale through transparency, creativity, and community fromLi Jin‚ÄčJessica‚Äôs Web3 Resource Guide: discover the best curated and compiled resources that can help you deep dive into web3 from¬†Jessica Lawson you can visit¬†web3resourceguide.com to read the guide, or just download it from here. Its¬†PRECIOUS contentūüėé ūüĒ•

‚ÄčSaga reveals, Solana’s new phone release: ‚ÄčSolana is building an¬†Android phone with crypto functionality built-in.¬†

‚Äčūüďô One Book: Token Economy

‚ÄčThe ‘Token Economy’ book is a great introduction to the economy of electronic tokens and a fascinating vision of web3.¬†Shermin Voshmgir¬†has a gift for explaining the complex technology of blockchains, tokens, and virtual currencies in a clear and straightforward way, especially for readers that are interested in the application of the technology but don‚Äôt have the technical background to keep up with the latest developments.

The book provides a pathbreaking contribution to understanding the intersection of cryptology, technology, and economics; an important subject that deserves further attention.

‚ÄčVoshmgir also paints an interesting picture of the new internet, with possibilities for greater control over the use of personal information, which could have major implications for employment and the role of governments.

‚ÄčAn enjoyable read that stimulates further thinking.¬†Available on Amazon.

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ūüĎ© One Founder

‚ÄčAs you noticed, Voshmgir is the featured founder for this week.

‚ÄčVoshmgir¬†is the¬†founder of¬†Blockchain Hub¬†and director of the¬†Research Institute for Crypto Economics¬†at the Vienna University of Economics. She is also an advisor of¬†Jolocom, a blockchain-based identity protocol, and¬†Wunder, a¬†decentralized Art Museum.

‚ÄčAuthor of¬†@token3conomy‚ÄčFounder of¬†@tokenkitchen¬†token.kitchen‚ÄčIntergalactic unicorn¬†@crypto3conomics‚ÄčArtist¬†kamikat.se

That’s it for this week, see you next time ūüėÉ

Mahmoud Aitelkatab