How policymakers can ensure blockchain and web3 will run sustainably
As blockchain technology becomes more widely used and applications scale in web3, energy intensity is extremely important to consider.
Regulating Decentralized Speech: Content Policy on the Decentralized Web
Scott Babwah Brennen
Conducting first-of-its-kind research, this report discusses the challenges of user-generated content in decentralized applications (dApps), including illegal content such as CSAM and terrorism, as well as lawful but awful content like hate speech or misinformation. Web 2’s blueprint of handling these issues is unlikely to translate into this new space and large platforms are facing new challenges of their own. How can dApp developers enforce content standards while maintaining decentralization?
Announcing Our New DFC Fellow
The Decentralized Future Council is pleased to announce that Julia Benz will join the organization as our new Sustainability Web3 Fellow.
The Rise of Privacy in Web3 and Beyond
What are the technologies that are used in web3 to provide privacy and pseudonymity for users? Gabrielle breaks down PET's, or Privacy Enhancing Technologies such as zk-SNARKs in the final part of her three part privacy series.
The Web of Privacy in Web3
It is hard to know what constitutes privacy in web3. Understanding the web of privacy in the web3 space through transaction data and the unresolved permanence of our privacy landscape is an important perspective when trying to protect yourself online. This is the second part of a three part profile from Decentralized Future Council Fellow, Gabrielle Hibbert.
Privacy's Place in Web3: Where is Privacy in the Web3 Space?
Digital privacy practices are evolving in-step with the rapid development of web3 technologies. Why is that so? In this article, Gabrielle outlines to role of privacy in previous iterations of the internet and explains the way that impacts the desire for privacy currently in web3. This is the first part in a three part blog series.
Web3 and Electoral Politics: Present Capabilities and Future Potential
Elections are competitive by nature, driven by the need to constantly attract voters some campaigns are testing out Web3 based technologies and tools. Political organizations have been interacting with decentralized protocols with varying success. What could this look like for this years election and for the future?
Website Relaunch Announcement
The Decentralized Future Council is excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website! The new website was made in partnership with Savas Labs digital agency. Looking to create a site that represents the future and potential of web3, the new and improved DFC site was designed to make an impression and reflect the future potential of the decentralized web. Now, our site is faster than before, easier to navigate and more user friendly. The team is more visible and it is a simple process to find all our resources and media. We hope you enjoy the new site and look forward to engaging with you online and off.
Understanding Web3 Content Moderation
J. Scott Babwah Brennen
Examining Web3 content moderation, this blog post is the first in a series exploring Web3 Trust & Safety issues. Content moderation presents a series of difficult questions and problems. Rather than offering a comprehensive or definitive take on the matter, this post opens the conversation with a 40,000-foot view of Web3 content moderation, presenting a few thoughts on what might be new about Web3 content moderation and what is not.
An Order Beyond Cryptocurrency
Hillary Brill, Ryan Burns
Today, Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrency upholds that decentralized technologies can be a means for innovation and competition when paired with responsibility and accountability. The Decentralized Future Council supports Biden’s view of embracing responsible technologies with appropriate rail guards to provide benefits to greater society.
Technological Spaces on "Explain to Shane"
To start off 2022, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Shane Tews of the Explain to Shane podcast. Throughout our half-hour conversation we discussed all things Web3 including: as it relates to its potentiality to affect our current internet landscape, the need for greater regulatory guidance, and finally ending with a call for diversification in our technological spaces.