The Foresight Institute Podcast

Juan Benet, Filecoin | Crypto Tools for Paretotopia

February 03, 2023 Foresight Institute Season 1
The Foresight Institute Podcast
Juan Benet, Filecoin | Crypto Tools for Paretotopia
Show Notes

What types of crypto tools can help enable paretotopian futures? Listen to Juan Benet present on what he considers to be the most promising tools.

This video was recorded at the Foresight Crypto, Security & AI Workshop,
 October 4-5 @50 Years in San Francisco.

Juan Benet is the inventor of the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a new protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open, and Filecoin, a cryptocurrency-incentivized storage network. The IPFS Project has grown into a large open-source movement to re-decentralize the web, safeguard our data, and improve our applications. Juan is the founder of Protocol Labs, the internet tech R&D lab that develops IPFS and Filecoin. He studied Computer Science at Stanford University and is obsessed with knowledge, science, and technology.

Crypto can be used as a massive lever to move us toward paratotopia. The concept of paratotopia is based off of an ideal outcome between two competing interests. Juan believes the pie of resources can be grown via crypto technology to produce better cooperation. Altering incentive structures could stimulate large untapped resources to be deployed toward the most impactful projects that further the common good.

Session summary: Juan Benet, Filecoin | Crypto Tools for Paretotopia - Foresight Institute

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