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Re: Let's Play: Announcement of a new skype group

From: Joel Dietz <jd@evr.gr>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:33:33 -0800
Message-ID: <CAKiX3g1MoJ8f_9ehzGvo4qR67D1wFC=YqnNioD0cAsRhcFLd4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Summary of the first week or so of activity:

   (1) Idea of honor in games like Call of Duty
   (2) Bitcoin gameshows and utility of in-game currency
   (3) Ripple Labs and how they are trying to enable games
   (4) Second Life and what they did right and wrong in their content
   (5) Nomic game design and implications for group governance
   (6) "Socially good" games and regulation
   (7) Design of Coinye, DogeCoin and other "fun" currencies
   (8) Grinding vs. buying ahead
   (9) ZombieCoin, the coin that munches others

If you want in just ping me on Skype (jdietz04) for an invitation.

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

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Joel Dietz <jd@evr.gr> wrote:

> 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.
>    Jd
> P.S. Some discussion of my own background in the field of "ludology" is
> explained in this podcast (
> https://www.chyp.com/media/podcast/joel-dietz-evergreen/)
> Joel Dietz
> Founder and CEO
> Evergreen | evr.gr | @fractastical <http://www.twitter.com/fractastical>|
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xGdTV_UMOg&hd=1
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