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The Blockchain Socialist
The Blockchain Socialist is a platform that publishes blogs, podcasts, and videos on the intersection between crypto and left politics hosted by Joshua Dávila the author of Blockchain Radicals: How Capitalism Ruined Crypto and How to Fix It.The platform has been an important and free resource for more progressive minded people to understand and get involved in crypto. It also brings an important analysis to the socioeconomic structures that currently make up in crypto while being constructive, pointing at directions that the ecosystem could go instead.There is also a discord server community and subreddit for those who want to take part in the discussion of the political implications of these technologies.We’ve recorded over 150 podcasts which included incredible guests with a wide ranging spectrum of political views and expertises like Vitalik Buterin, Cory Doctorow, Douglas Rushkoff, Nick Srnicek, Alexandra Elbakyan, Glen Weyl, Primavera De Filippi, Brett Scott, Lawrence Lessig, Ferananda Ibarra, Ethan Buchman, Rhea Myers, Stani Kulechov, Amir Taaki, Nathan Schneider, Ameen Soleimani, and many more.I’ve covered concepts critical to understand for the crypto world like DAOs, platform cooperatives, the meaning of money, alternative monetary systems like mutual credit, consensus mechanisms of blockchains, decentralized finance, regenerative finance, NFTs and art, anonymity, decentralized social media and identity, crypto scams, MEV, cryptography, cybernetics, public goods funding, tech ideology, use cases for crypto in sanctioned countries, solidarity primitives, and much more.We’ve also started a subseries within the podcast focused on critiquing and providing an alternative framework and concept to network states expounded by the venture capitalist Balaji Sirinivasan with collaborators from Blockchaingov like Primavera De Filippi, one of the first legal scholars to focus on blockchain. We attended major crypto events like Zuzalu in Montenegro to help create the conceptual foundation for coordi-nations, our alternative to network states and have had many conversations with experts who know more about what they’re talking about then a VC that wrongly predicts the end of the world, made failed bets about a 1 million dollar bitcoin price and ties to the alt right. Thanks so much for reading and if any of this resonates with you, I hope you’ll consider helping out so we can show that blockchain does not need to be used to further entrench capitalist exploitation if we put our efforts into it.
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