Cyber Economy


The terms "cryptoeconomy" and "cyber economy" are often thrown around, but what do they really mean? Is it just another buzzword, or is there something bigger at play here?

A Game-Changer in the Making

I believe the cryptoeconomy is a game-changer. It's like Runescape, but with real money on the line. Crypto is creating a level playing field, and most people haven't fully grasped the implications yet.

The exciting part? We don't know the exact details of who, what, why, and when this will happen, but when it does, things are going to get wild.

Defining the Cryptoeconomy

The cryptoeconomy is a single, global, digital marketplace for everything imaginable. It encompasses:

  • Steam secondary markets (CSGO skins, LOL, WoW, etc.)
  • Online forums with reputation systems
  • And much more

Currently, these markets are illiquid, vulnerable to impersonation and hacks, and difficult to appraise. The solution? Building tiny ecosystems around traders.

Key Components of the Cryptoeconomy

  1. Reputation: Trades made by users on a platform gradually increase their reputation.
  2. Identity: Ethereum addresses and ENS names serve as identities.
  3. Marketplace: A suite of smart contracts (possibly exclusively on L2).
  4. Slashing Mechanism: An agreed-upon method for documenting and reporting fraudulent trades, with proper consensus on moderation and dispute resolution.
  5. Self-Fulfilling Feedback Loop: Aligning interests through tokens and DAOs, although focusing on product-market fit (PMF) should be the initial priority.
  6. Unified Payment Rails: Ethereum and stablecoins as the foundation.

The Potential of the Cryptoeconomy

The cyber economy has existed for a while, but it's been fragmented. Crypto has the potential to unify all aspects of the cyber economy, creating a seamless and efficient marketplace.

As we navigate this new frontier, it's essential to keep an open mind and embrace the possibilities that the cryptoeconomy presents. The future is bright, and I'm excited to see where this journey takes us.