Currently, I work as an advisor and consultant in the blockchain space. The teams I help tend to be around a few common themes: gaming, NFTs, Polkadot.
Previously, I worked at the Web3 Foundation, covering the grants program. In the past I covered collaboration, community, communications, security, and more!
One of the main projects of the foundation is the Polkadot network. A next generation blockchain platform. To read more about the innovation that Polkadot is bringing to the blockchain industry I invite you to read the following blog post: [link].
LinkedIn – Find me on LinkedIn if you wish to see my professional career profile. Feel free to connect and say hello!
Recently, I’ve been blogging a lot about blockchain gaming. In the first post I argue for putting more of the game state on-chain [link]. In later pieces I discuss how to verify the actions of players and how that fits with using Polkadot to power them. I also consider how we can fund and govern such a game too, which is tricky if such games will be open source by default.
If that doesn’t sound crazy enough, I postulated that we could turn gaming guilds into securitized DAOs. I naively suggested they can be companies, but a friend suggested that they should potentially be either mutuals, partnerships, or actual guilds.
What if we could take the Golem project and turn it into a Decentralised version of Google Stadia? [link]
The following links lead to the various places on the Internet where you can read my blog posts.
- Mediumfirstname.lastname@example.org — current blog: blockchain, web 3, blockchain gaming.
- Polkadot Market — a blog devoted to the Polkadot blockchain project.
- Decentralized Gaming — the home of decentralized gaming.
- Esoteriic — a general blog that covers various topics of interest.
- Odinn Security — a blog with a focus on Information Security.
- Steemit /@edwardthomson — deprecated blog on blockchain, web 3, and cryptocurrencies.
I can be found at various other places on the web:
- Twitter — Feel free to follow and say hello.
- LinkedIn — Connect with me on LinkedIn.
- Bitcointalk profile — my profile on the Bitcointalk forum
Best way to contact me is via LinkedIn, although email can also work:
hello@. edthomson .com