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Trent McConaghy - “Hey Zuck, Let’s Tokenize Facebook!” How Blockchains Could Stop People Farming

October 3, 2018

Trent McConaghy speaks about creating a data economy with Ocean Protocol, token engineering and design, bringing artificial intelligence to the blockchain, how Facebook could tokenize itself to melt into the user community, why AI researchers often miss the most mundane solutions, how we're moving from nature 1.0 to nature 2.0, smart decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), how DAOs could provide universal basic income (UBI), Estonia's blockchain initiatives, token engineering, ethics in blockchain technology and engineering, creativity, Berlin as a blockchain hub, and much more.

Trent is the founder of the Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data exchange protocol to unlock data for artificial intelligence. He has a PhD in engineering, where he focused on machine creativity, and he also advises Estonia, Germany and other governments on strategies related to blockchain technology and AI.

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