#25 Trent McConaghy, Ocean Protocol: Cryptoeconomic Primitives + Mapping Humanity’s Plan To Self-Actualization

Rhys Lindmark
Dec 18, 2017 · 2 min read
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In this episode of Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future (Patreon, Soundcloud, Youtube, iTunes) I interview Trent McConaghy, the CTO and co-founder of Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data substrate (and protocol!) for data marketplaces. We chat cryptoeconomic primitives like Curation Markets and Token-Curated Registries and Trent’s proposed system to map our future. Enjoy, and as always, let me know if you have any feedback! Links below:

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About Me: My name is Rhys Lindmark and I’m a social entrepreneur. I’m Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future by: a) Empowering the Colorado Blockchain community (check out our ETHDenver hackathon!), b) Developing the Ethereum Commons Co-op and c) Hosting a systems podcast with experts. I’m an alumnus of Techstars Boulder 2015 (Edify). Please reach out if you’d like to connect or have feedback! I’m curious about what you’re working on. You can support me on Patreon, follow me on Twitter, or connect on LinkedIn.

Disclaimer: I own less than $1000 of any given cryptocurrency, so my monetary incentive is not too aligned with Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. :)

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