VR is a Killer App for Blockchains
Fred Ehrsam

Fred, these are interesting ideas. Two nits: Neal Stephenson was the author of Snow Crash, and the OASIS in Ready Player One is owned and operated by Gregarious Simulation Systems (GSS, formerly Gregarious Games). Innovative Online Industries (IOI) is a competitor / content partner to GSS that seeks to nefariously take over OASIS via the founder’s post-humous contest. Quite why the GSS employees don’t do more to stop IOI is indeed a plot gap. Please note: I do not endorse Ready Player One’s vision of the future of the meta-thing (nor, specifically, Stephenson’s but it’s hard to argue with its historical importance.)