In the previous update, I proposed that we start calling the rising tide of curation crypto-economic games: “Curation Markets”, rather than referring to the specific, original implementation (“bonding curves + information staking”).
Thus: “Curation Markets” serve to reduce information asymmetry in the market through the usage of novel, skin-in-the-game signals generated through the use of tokenized cryptoeconomic incentive games.
Since the original implementation was mostly about curved bonding & the updates in the past has been mostly about curved bonding, these updates will continue to highlight these developments.
However, there are other curation primitives (such as Token-Curated Registries or Stake Machines), that it will remain useful to touch upon them, especially how they interplay with curved bonding. We’ll soon need to replace these updates with ‘Curation Markets’ themselves since it’s becoming too much to keep abreast of. In fact, I’m fairly certain I’m starting to lose track & want to avoid not highlighting relevant community contributions.
Want a background? Read:
Introducing Curation Markets: Trade Popularity of Memes & Information (with code)!
Curation Markets is a model that allows groups to more effectively coordinate & earn from value they co-create around…
Tokens 2.0: Curved Token Bonding in Curation Markets
Since introducing Curation Markets in earnest earlier this year, quite a few projects have started adopting some of the…
Perhaps the best news is that Slava submitted curved bonding components to OpenZeppelin for review. Exciting times. When this is finalized we can hopefully start experimenting more with curved bonding!
Feature/bonding curve by balasan · Pull Request #827 · OpenZeppelin/zeppelin-solidity
Fixes #819 🚀 Description Adding a simple bonding curve contract (aka automatic market maker) based on Bancor formula…
I’ll be travelling soon: heading to quite a few cities for next month & a half. I’m doing a talk in Gothenburg on Curation Markets on the 13th of April.
I’ll also be in Copenhagen for the weekend after. Thinking of just getting a few beers with blockchain folk in the city on the weekend of the 14th. Will let people know on Twitter if that’s on (if you are in the area).
There’s a Curation Markets Berlin Meetup Group that formed! Exciting. I knew that the first city to have such a meetup, would be Berlin. Whoop!
Curation Markets Berlin
We will meet to discuss the tokenized attention economy. Anyone interested in designing a Token Curated Registry (TCR)…
The Arcade Bazaar: Continuous, Multi-Party, Tokenized Funding Without Central Issuance
This post describes a protocol that allows continuous, decentralized funding of any network or project. There is never…
'The Internet Doesn't Have To Be This Way' -- Small Sites Pursuing Saner Social Media
Very recently, Facebook might have looked like it was "winning" social media. It has over 2 billion users. Its duopoly…
Blockchain-based Machine Learning Marketplaces
Machine learning models trained on data from blockchain-based marketplaces have the potential to create the world’s…
On the immaturity of tokenized value capture mechanisms
Pursuing value in an age of borderless-ness, experimental monetary policies, costless forks and unlimited innovation.
Token Engineering Case Studies
Analysis of Bitcoin, Design of Ocean Protocol. TE Series Part III.
Some project updates:
https://www.cre8bid.io/ [forgot to highlight this last month].
Zap Project March Update
Hello Zappers, as we close in on the end of Q1 we would like to provide an update on what we have been working on and…
POE: An Economic Tool for Crowdsourcing Truth
Using tokenized incentives to value the world’s digital creative assets
As you can see, I’m trying to pick out all the relevant articles, code & updates, but it’s getting more & more. I’m trying to figure out how to best manage this without being too biased in what I pick out & remember.
Might be worth rethinking this update post. Find me on the Gitter if you have any ideas.
Curation Markets Gitter!
We’re up to 230 people now! Exciting. Lots of discussions on curved bonding & TCRs. Come say hi!