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Re: GrinconU.S 1/28/19: Dan Boneh speaking....& shame on all investors buying developer tickets
“One of the greatest design elements of Bitcoin was it's expectation that people would always act selfishly. It didn't rely on guilting people into behaving properly, it set up incentives in a way that made selfish action the proper action.”
I suppose one can argue that a system should be designed so that it works if everyone is always selfish, but positing that as the preferred/proper action in human relations (an un-examined Ayn Rand truism) is what makes the world suck. People certainly aren’t always selfish and the fact that shame/guilt work is ironic proof of that.
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 19:16, Craig Hammell <cilphex@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Catheryne, what's with you and shaming people?
> You did it once when you thought Asics were bad for Grin and called the pursuit of them by investors "disgusting."
> Now it's people buying tickets you don't want them to buy. If you "know who they are," don't sell them the tickets.
> One of the greatest design elements of Bitcoin was it's expectation that people would always act selfishly. It didn't rely on guilting people into behaving properly, it set up incentives in a way that made selfish action the proper action.
> I think y'all could learn from that a bit. If people aren't doing what you want them to do, don't shame them, design the system better.
> Guilt tripping implies a design flaw in whatever you're taking about.
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2018, 9:02 AM Catheryne Nicholson <catheryne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I wanted to announce that Dan Boneh, one of the world's top cryptographers, has just confirmed he will be speaking at Grincon U.S.!!!
>> We are over 50% sold out - don't wait to get your tickets at http://grincon/us
>> Speaking of tickets.....
>> #SHAME to all investors purchasing developer tickets for Grincon U.S.: you know who you are, we do too. If you're a investment/hedge/venture/money fund, you should NOT be buying developer tickets. Do we need to say it again?! #DontBeDick
>> Good-luck to all on the Floonet upgrade today!! Exciting times. We are in the process of updating our Grinmint pool also🤞
>> Catheryne Nicholson
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