Subverting traditional hierarchical systems in favor of a more resilient, innovative, networked, transparent and sustainable world.
Radical Decentralization - The Nature of the Future
Welcome to /r/Rad_Decentralization
This subreddit is dedicated to exploring the new Decentralization Revolution and how it's emerging through technology, politics, society and life.
Decentralized technologies are being developed in almost every industry and market worldwide, in both physical and digital forms. Collectively, these technologies have the potential to cause a "radical" shift from the status quo, hence the name: Radical Decentralization.
We welcome anything that has to do with subverting traditional hierarchical systems in favor of a more resilient, innovative, networked, transparent and sustainable future.
We are privileged to be living in the midst of the greatest transformation in the history of mankind. After muddling through the controlled and structured television era, we have each gained a planetary voice and now have undreamed knowledge and resources at our fingertips.
Only twenty years ago all important media were one-way mass media: TV, radio, newspapers and magazines—giant corporations pushing their agendas to the masses.
All communication flowed down from the top of the pyramid, it was nearly impossible to have your voice heard. We were passive receivers of whatever they wanted to push on us.
In the blink of an eye, all that has changed. Information and communication have gone free. The Internet has allowed a complete rewiring of mankind. Cell phones have fully penetrated the developing world. In a couple more years, virtually everyone over the age of 10 on the entire planet will soon have the full power of the Internet in the palm of their hands.
This amounts to a massive decentralization of power, shifting away from the old hierarchical systems, like governments and large corporations, to individuals and small groups.
And the changes aren't stopping with the internet and communications.
We can see other changes emerging all around us: in agriculture, energy, politics, education, and everything in between.
Few have realized the massive personal empowerment now taking place. Technology is enabling us to have more control over our own lives than ever before, and it's getting easier to peacefully opt-out or outwit present circumstances.
Never before, in the history of the world, have so many people had the tools or ability to become so empowered. This truly is an exciting time in history.
By peacefully subverting established systems, decentralization promises to be the next big evolutionary leap for humanity and the revolution that will define the 21st century.
Decentralize all the things!
3 important takeaways that are even more relevant today:
Big tech platforms centralize control over data and influence.
The general perception of the internet and social media has transitioned from being largely positive to increasingly negative.
Protocols can redistribute power, boost competition, and enhance user control.
A great recent interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-xxIJC8wJA&t
Read the essay:
Moera is a decentralized social network based on the original idea of the Web: every user, group or project has their own node that hosts all their data. Nodes use open protocols to interact with one another and with clients. If you want to read more about Moera, there is a comprehensive design overview and differences between Moera and other decentralized social networks.
Moera node & client 0.14.0 release includes link previews, access controls, friends, bans, new settings, plugins and translation to different languages. Read more at https://blog.moera.org/moera/post/acd6001e-ecb8-41aa-86e9-4f32c54da128
Fireblocks, the top institutional digital asset self-custody platform, has partnered with MetaMask Institutional (MMI) to bring enhanced wallet security, portfolio management, and DeFi access to institutional investors and traders. This integration combines two leading platforms 🤝, offering a comprehensive suite of solutions to bridge organizations into web3.
By integrating with MetaMask Institutional, Fireblocks users unlock a range of compelling advantages that revolutionize their digital asset management experience. Let's explore the key benefits of Fireblocks MetaMask integration:
1️⃣ Comprehensive Portfolio Management: Fireblocks users can now leverage MMI's extensive suite of portfolio management solutions. This allows them to gain deep insights into their digital asset holdings, sector allocation, protocol allocation, performance, and historical transactions. With a detailed breakdown of their portfolio, institutional investors and traders can make informed decisions and optimize their investment strategies.
2️⃣ DeFi Access: The integration enables Fireblocks users to tap into the expansive world of decentralized finance (DeFi). With access to over 17,000 dApps, institutional investors and traders can seamlessly invest, trade, lend, and borrow across a diverse range of DeFi protocols. This opens up new opportunities for generating returns and participating in the thriving DeFi ecosystem.
3️⃣ Streamlined Portfolio Monitoring: Fireblocks users can conveniently monitor and manage their DeFi portfolio from a single platform. By connecting their Fireblocks Vault accounts to MMI through the Web3 Access tab on the Fireblocks Console, users gain a centralized view of their DeFi positions. This streamlined approach eliminates the need for multiple platforms and enhances operational efficiency.
4️⃣ Advanced Performance Analysis: With MMI, institutional investors and traders can generate comprehensive snapshots of their portfolio's performance. The platform provides performance and profit/loss (P&L) attribution metrics for all ERC-20 tokens and major DeFi protocols. This enables users to track the success of their investments, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
5️⃣ Secure and Convenient Token Swapping: Fireblocks users can seamlessly swap cryptocurrencies across multiple decentralized exchanges (DEXs) directly from the MetaMask Institutional browser extension or console. MetaMask's liquidity aggregation feature ensures users can identify the best price quote, optimize gas prices, and transact with minimal failure rates. This streamlined token swapping experience enhances accessibility and efficiency for institutional investors and traders.
6️⃣ Unmatched Security and Key Management: As the top digital asset management platform, Fireblocks brings its renowned institutional-grade security and key management to the integration. Users can trust that their assets are safeguarded by cutting-edge security measures, protecting against potential risks and threats in the digital asset landscape.
The Fireblocks MetaMask integration revolutionizes institutional-grade digital asset management, empowering investors to embrace the full potential of web3. 🌐 By combining powerful features, security, and accessibility, this collaboration opens doors to new opportunities in the evolving digital asset landscape. 🚀
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