Welcome to Popula newsletter issue #6, we recommend an insightful read this week: "Crypto's Three Body Problem" by Other Internet. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the future of crypto and the evolving dynamics of social norms, markets, and architecture. Enjoy the read! Due to unforeseen conflicts, our upcoming AMA session with Near Vietnam Hub has been rescheduled to Jan. 25, 1 pm UTC, don’t forget to tune in! Also, this is the last week of our Zealy Sprint, If you haven't joined yet, do so quickly.
Ecosystem and Industry Insights
This provoking piece by Other Internet look at the interplay between code and law, and the challenges crypto faces in widening adoption. In the realms of blockchain, a fundamental clash emerges between the intrinsic impossibility of enforcing rules and laws and the attempt to align with existing human institutions which extensively rely on rules and laws. Similarly, efforts to integrate existing practices and institutions, such as governance and public goods, have faltered due to the inherently unenforceable nature of crypto protocols. Why is it so? The decentralized and permissionless nature of crypto creates an unstable and unpredictable dynamic interplay among social norms, markets, and architecture, fostering new behaviors that often defy traditional regulatory models. This resistance to law poses a challenge to the widespread adoption of pure crypto ideals, pushing towards a more limited-in-scope or hybrid applications as a pragmatic step forward.
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Popula Spotlights and Community Updates
Upcoming AMA with NEAR Vietnam Hub
Due to unforeseen conflicts, our upcoming AMA session with Near Vietnam Hub has been rescheduled to Jan. 25, 1 pm UTC. Follow @beepopula and stay tuned! Don't miss the chance to win 20 $NEAR! We look forward to seeing you there!
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