The Fifth Protocol

multipass smallNaval is at it again. His vision of bitcoin is comprehensive and compelling. In his mind he sees bitcoin and its myriad of descendants powering large sectors of our financial infrastructure. He sees a true revolutionary technology in the making, our multipass towards financial freedom and innovation. A true fifth protocol. But is he right?

I believe his vision points us towards right direction, but is not entirely correct. One major problem I see with cryptocurrencies is the creation of money by mining. This is straightforward in its’ way and for some purposes serves perfectly fine. But this does not map so well to the money creation people (or machines) might truly prefer. I see this mostly as an ethics and fairness problem. If compelling alternative with different money creation mechanism appears I believe many will choose that option instead (or alongside) cryptocurrencies

Platforms like classic Ripple tried to approach this problem from different perspective. They failed for good reasons and everyone moved their focus to blockchain. I still believe there is a third option. And on this belief I founded my startup Centibel 🙂

2 thoughts on “The Fifth Protocol

  1. i am keen to hear about your third option to money creation that can trump the btc and xrp models. hoping you can also trump and improve upon keynes and hayek.

  2. Money creation should be fair and democratic. Current system introduces unnecessary friction – often we have worthy causes but for one reason or another the funds are not immediately available. With Centibel this problem is alleviated or entirely removed, leading to major benefits for all users and economy in general.

    Centibel has roots in concepts like credit tokens, community money, credit expansion, company scrip and classic Ripple. It’s just taking all these concepts to their logical endpoints so that money supply can expand and shrink with maximum flexibility.

    Trumping Keynes & Hayek is quite a tall order. I would love to do so but history shall be the judge here 🙂

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