Blockchain fundamentals advocate and fan person. External Relations at Golem. Came here for the revolution, stayed for the technology. On Twitter: @MPtherealMVP
I’ve now heard a few decentralized application (DApp) development teams suggest that platforms should pay DApps to build on top of them. I posit here that this type of incentivization scheme is what drains resources from Layer 1 development and funnels it to Layer 2, further stunting the already meager incentives to develop base layer protocols.
Another amazing initiative that came out of ETHBerlin and happened after Aracon was the Goerlicon, a conference purely dedicated towards the launch of a new Proof of Authority testnet called the Goerli testnet for Ethereum. This was an entirely community-organized event full of amazing people that aim to maintain the ethos of decentralization.
TL;DR — when wondering about blockchain and art, and thinking of steps forward that can help to materialize this intersection, we should be asking ourselves the same question technologists ask themselves when designing a product — does it really need to be on the blockchain?