Silicon Valley capitalist and longtime crypto investor Bill Tai discusses some interesting theories about how crypto is changing money and work. He starts by talking about the shift from oil- to electron-based currencies. He also describes how people have worked flexibly, as individuals, for most of human history and only recently have they become cogs in a wheel, beholden to one employer. Crypto, he believes, will shift us back to more flexible work models. We also talked about a new project he’s launched with CryptoKitties to try to fund endangered species — the Honu Kitty — which raised $25,000 to support turtle conservation, marine protection and other conservation projects. He’a also got more ideas for how crypto collectibles could help endangered species.
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Bill on how electricity has replaced oil as the basis for productivity: https://medium.com/@billtai/currency-in-the-4th-industrial-revolution-19a73d47b6c5
Speaking at the Milken conference on how the petro dollar was like an ICO: https://video.cube365.net/l/8n5dF-FzQWmXBg2LUuvS3A
Honu the CryptoKitty: https://medium.com/cryptokitties/honu-the-charity-kitty-is-making-waves-1c21315a09bd