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Let's Play: Announcement of a new skype group

From: Joel Dietz <jd@evr.gr>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:14:45 -0800
Message-ID: <CAKiX3g2D+E8ehVMYuusPd8=4nDESj+EJi9cZPaQ7FLP1H4gALA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Dear all,

Although many potentially better alternatives to the current monetary
system have been proposed, many have suffered from the problem of adoption.

Cryptocurrency adoption, however, has largely been driven by game dynamics
that most closely relate to money, namely spot trading and online betting.
This has often been critiqued as "criminal" or "speculation."

This new group is dedicated to discussing how digital currency adoption can
be fun without privileging "speculative" behavior that does not facilitate
the overall well-being of the ecosystem. It currently includes several
economists, game researchers, and game players.

Please contact me personally for an invite.


P.S. Some discussion of my own background in the field of "ludology" is
explained in this podcast (

Joel Dietz
Founder and CEO
Evergreen | evr.gr | @fractastical <http://www.twitter.com/fractastical> |
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