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Madhavan Malolan

Madhavan Malolan

Founder [Questbook https://questbook.xyz Writing about things that need to be built in web3
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Emit controls distribution

August 18th, 2022
In web2, they who control the App on the users’ phones control the distribution.
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An ML marketplace in web3.

July 28th, 2022
If your dapp needs a particular ML model to be run to identify face from a video, count the number of reps of pushups from a video etc. Create a trained model and upload to a public repository.
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Taking web3 to the Billion

July 26th, 2022
I think we routinely keep talking about bringing 1B users to web3. It’s a wrong mental model, and we end up building the exactly wrong products.
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The only thing that works in web3 is composability.

June 23rd, 2022
We’re lying to ourselves what web3 is about. Just because someone named it web3, we’ve forced ourselves to come up with a usecase that is incremental to web2.
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The move fast break things playbook every engineer will hate

May 24th, 2022
Common traps that developers fall into which stops them from moving fast and breaking things. I’m going to invite a lot of shit on myself for this - but ok …
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Most smart contracts are centralized

May 9th, 2022
Most web3 developers are writing code that is centralized. They’re just writing web2 code in Solidity. Be careful when you’re overpaying for “web3 developers”.
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Request to build - Web3 native identity specification

May 4th, 2022
I wrote earlier that NFTs are an essential piece in the identity layer on web3.
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Incentivized composability programs : A more accurate name for Grant Programs

May 2nd, 2022
Grants are treated as charity; A moral obligation for successful projects to redistribute the wealth they’ve created. That is exactly where some protocols and DAOs go wrong.
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Permissionless Hierarchy : A new way to look at DAOs.

April 27th, 2022
DAOs are the biggest misnomer of web3. They don’t work, and no one seems to know how to make it work. Here, I present a view to challenge the way we look at DAOs to begin with.
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