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Re: DIDs and NFTs

From: steve capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:01:37 +1100
Message-ID: <CAEMprtK38si6KyDG86SK9yVyoHLa37dhCRMcf3VPs_jxvK8mHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simone Ravaioli <simone.ravaioli@parchment.com>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>, "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
>>Replace NFT with Blockchain… same same.

Yep, and still a hotbed of illicit activity ;)

I personally have had more success selling the value proposition of
decentralised trust architectures and Verifiable Credentials when I
explicitly say that it does not require blockchain and can work perfectly
well without it.  Blockchain has never really been "understood" by the
population at large and still isn't.  what has changed is that it seems to
be moving from the realm of a "cool thing that sounds interesting" to the
realm of "suspicious ponzi scheme" in the minds of many.  So I'd agree
that, whilst there is some value there, we should distance ourselves from
blockchain and NFTs in general.


On Wed, 16 Mar 2022 at 08:54, Simone Ravaioli <simone.ravaioli@parchment.com>
wrote:

> Are we not throwing away the baby with the bathwater ?
>
> NFTs are generally hotbeds of illicit activity:  unregistered securities
> offerings, wash trades, laundering, market manipulation, rug pulls etc.
>
>
> Replace NFT with Blockchain… same same. it feels like that does not do
> full justice to the subject.🤷‍♂️
>
> Inclined to think more research is needed to understand which Use Cases
> could be better supported by NFT (if any).
>
> Indicio is hosting an *NFTs and DIDs meetup Tuesday March 22nd 12pm EST*
> with the contribution of awesome CCG members - that seems like a good
> opportunity to learn more  ⬇️
>
> https://twitter.com/indicioid/status/1503781537044606977?s=21
>
>
>
> Yours sincerely,
> -
>
> *Simone Ravaioli*
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> On 15 Mar 2022, at 20:25, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> 
>
>
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2022 at 20:46, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Community,
>>
>> What's your take on the venn diagram of DIDs, VCs and NFTs? (And if you
>> don't have an opinion yet, what questions do you have?)
>>
>
> I'd avoid any Venn associating NFTs with either DID or VCs
>
> NFTs are generally hotbeds of illicit activity:  unregistered securities
> offerings, wash trades, laundering, market manipulation, rug pulls etc.
>
> Any association of NFTs with DIDs/VCs (e.g. via Venn diagrams) will IMHO
> likely make it much more controversial
>
>
>>
>> -Heather
>>
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Steve Capell
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 23:03:01 UTC

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