The Next Killer Crypto App: Decentralized Monetized Organizing

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Sat Jul 11 21:18:52 PDT 2020

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 03:24:17AM +0000, jim bell wrote:
> [Jim Bell's note:  I cannot find the name of the person who wrote this.]
> The Next Killer Crypto App: Decentralized Monetized Organizing
> "At the start of 2015, inspired by the Bitcoin revolution, I started an activism project called the Rights Brigade where I organized various pro-freedom activities across the state of New Hampshire, compensated by Bitcoin donations. Our highlight was informing jurors of their right to nullify bad laws, to the tune of many thousands informed at 10 of the 11 courthouses in the state, some days with five simultaneous operations around the state involving dozens of activists. I ran into some organizational headaches, most notably in the difficulty of sending payments to long ugly cryptographic hashes and the lack of decentralized recurring payments. When I heard Dash was working on exactly these things, I put the activism on hold and went on to work full-time towards the advancement of these crypto technologies. Now, in 2020, we're much closer to solving these organizing pain points, but we're still not quite there.
> "Seeing what one guy alone could do five years ago with almost no budget and some really inferior tools at his disposal, I can easily see just how powerful for the world a streamlined, all-in-one, monetized, decentralized organizing app would be. To say that it could change the world would be a massive understatement. Here's what we need, what the perfect solution would look like, and where we stand now.
> "What's "Organizing"?
> "What I mean by "organizing" is, essentially, collaborating, communicating, sharing resources, and executing plans of action. Basically, any situation where a bunch of people are trying to get stuff done on a voluntary and collaborative basis (i.e. they aren't on the payroll of a company or other entity that can simply tell them what to do). Here's a few of the key tools needed to make this sort of thing happen.
> [end of partial quote]
> Jim Bell's comments follow:   Maybe this could be described (in part) as "paid-flash-mobs"?  I suspect there was a lot of much-less technologically advanced activity going on in the "Occupy Wall Street" and other protests.  

Letting folks know of their right to nullify bad laws is awesome!

I hope they included handing out some William Penn snippets.

Freedom has a price ...

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