The Breakdown: How We Identity Now, With Muneeb Ali

There is a shared sense that the world has shifted. Now begins the messy work of figuring out what it means for the future we’re headed into. This live episode of The Breakdown podcast with NLW features Muneeb Ali, founder and CEO of Blockstack. Ali believes that social media has changed the way we interact with the Internet... and it's not good. "So the novel example is a really interesting one, because we've come up in this paradigm where basically, when Web two came about when social networks came about, we were kind of sharecroppers on someone else's digital property," he said. "We were allowed to accumulate audience on the basis of having interesting things to say, or figuring out the rules of the system in terms of what was, you know, the algorithm was going to promote." He continued: "But we were allowed to use that that that territory right, the audience that we built so long as we continue to play by that set of rules and so long as the system or the kind of the property holders didn't actually change what they wanted the system to be. This has led to issues around, you know, or questions of the platforming and all these sort of things where we realize that we're actually just kind of renting the space that we have and the interesting paradigm shift that is, I think that the potential that gets a lot of folks in Blockchain."