Poorly written provisions in the #InfrastructureBill could regulate #crypto out of existence & make felons of everyday users. Here are a few of the thousands of exciting #blockchain projects that could be impacted by unworkable regulation. (Sharing, not endorsing) #DontKillCrypto
#Bailbloc is an app that redirects a small portion of your computer’s unused processing power towards mining Monero. It then exchanges the Monero for USD, and donates the $$ to a rotating list of bail funds in the @bailfundnetwork every month: bailbloc.thenewinquiry.com/about.html
.@GCASCollege is the world’s first debt-free degree granting college owned by faculty, staff, supportres, and graduates, powered by its own crypto-token, GCASy: gcas.ie/mission-vision…
Holly+, an online instrument created by artist @hollyherndon, is owned and managed by a decentralized organization built on blockchain technology that equitably distributes profits to all its members: decrypt.co/75958/holly-he…
.@Filecoin is a blockchain-powered cloud storage service that allows users to bypass Big Tech and government surveillance/censorship of the content they store and share online: crowdfundinsider.com/2021/03/173423…
.@sci_hub_ is a freely accessible decentralized database of more than 85,000,000 research papers, used by more than 500,000 people every day. After its account was frozen multiple times by Paypal, it now primarily accepts donations in crypto: sci-hub.se/donate
After the Nigerian government froze the bank accounts of @feminist_co, a grassroots group that coordinated vital financial support for anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria in 2020, the group turned to bitcoin for donations: blocknewsafrica.com/nigerian-prote…
.@AttentionToken aims to bring transparency and equity to the world of advertising; it pays publishers for their content and users for their attention, while providing advertisers better returns for their ads: basicattentiontoken.org/#how-it-works
The insurance startup @ArbolMarket uses blockchain-powered decentralized weather data from Chainlink to provide cheaper and more efficient insurance to small and medium sized businesses: chainlinktoday.com/arbols-paramet…
The research group @p2pmod is experimenting with blockchain-powered innovations that democratize and decentralize the “Collaborative Economy”, i.e. the companies and organizations that facilitate peer-to-peer resource sharing, like Wikipedia and Airbnb: p2pmodels.eu
.@Polkadot is a decentralized web project that will allow users – not some centralized authority – to be in control of their data and identities. An initiative of the @Web3foundation.
.@StellarOrg is a cryptocurrency that allows remittance senders to avoid the exploitative fees (sometimes as high as 15%) from services like MoneyGram: marketrealist.com/p/stellar-good…
No shadow bans, no selling user data, no manipulative advertising. The messaging platform @pan_quake will enable users to create, collate, and communicate messages quickly and easily without the BS. Powered by non-financialized blockchain.
.@Crearynet is a social network for artists and creators (and their fans) that enables direct creator-to-buyer sales. An algorithm distributes tokens constantly to authors and curators as rewards according to community user votes.
.@alice_si_ is a decentralized social finance platform that helps impact investors, governments and nonprofits cut transaction costs and fund social and environmental projects while transparently and publicly tracking the impact of their fundings.
.@WordProofio addresses plagiarism and false content online. The company offers tools that allow users to timestamp content and bring transparency to the changes made to websites over time: wordproof.com/customers/
.@BKmicrogrid is an energy marketplace for residential and commercial solar panel owners, sourcing excess solar energy to neighbors and community members, upending traditional energy pricing and reducing community carbon footprints.
.@session_app is an end-to-end encrypted messenger powered by blockchain. It minimizes sensitive metadata and is designed and built for people who want absolute privacy and freedom from any form of surveillance.
Grammy nominated @superposition was the first to debut a song via a blockchain-based platform called The Song That Owns Itself. The platform is an “experiment in distributed content ownership” and reimagines how rights to art are managed:
The @nytimes recently ran an experiment focused on using blockchain to bring transparency to the sources/histories of photographs in online news, from capture to publication: nytimes.com/2020/07/06/ins…
Pressland, a project created by career journalists, aims to map global media production in real time and fight fake news. The project indexes and verifies data, stores it on a blockchain network, then distributes it to partners and clients: pressland.com/technology.php
Defend the promising digital future that #decentralization might bring at DontKillCrypto.com

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