We have contacted Colu and will be contacted when they are ready to expand their efforts to NYC.
Here's a trust project we proposed on Taproot, that might also involve a neighborhood currency:
We've a license from the city of new York to develop the intuitive neighborhood domain JacksonHeights.nyc. We are currently using MediaWiki as the basis for what we think of as a collaborative endeavor. Jackson Heights is a 100 year old neighborhood with 100,000 residents living on 1.5 square miles of New York City. We're looking to create a trustable neighborhood and would like to integrate identity and accountability into a hybrid face-to-face / digital neighborhood. While we're just sucking in local info at this point using a wiki, we're looking to move into decision-making (~ voting) in the coming years. We are wondering if there is a blockchain based solution that might meet our identity/accountability needs. Perhaps serving as a neighborhood currency as well. We're wondering what the proper level for governance is in this digital age. Is a NYC neighborhood a viable concentration of people and resources (atomic and digital) on which a governance process might be built? If we are able to institute identity and accountability, might we establish community with our neighborhood? If so, would the shape of city government (or perhaps government in general (CSF)) be modified to reflect the reality of digital empowerment? Someone assisting with these questions might have a role in reshaping society. We have a license to develop the JacksonHeights.nyc domain. We have a wiki working. And we have excellent relations with all segments of the neighborhood. If the blockchain (or other technology) can provide this foundation for our initiative, we'll include it in our future development efforts.
4 kinds of blockchain:
Blockchain will affect the only sectors not yet reinvented in the Internet era: Law, Economics, Government.
It is a new asset class along with equities, or stocks; fixed income, or bonds; and cash equivalents, or money market instruments. 125 billion value, September 2017.
Prof of stake vs. work
Neighborly - smart mini bonds
- Can we create our own blockchain and issue neighborhood currency from it?
- Can we use proof of stake?