@KD8482 thanks for the feedback.
I’ve been following a blockchain UBI project - GoodDollar.com (G$). they were highlighted in an early PynkTank episode, and I’ve been keeping tabs on their progress. It’s a very simple program from the user side - anyone is eligible for a daily 1G$ claim. They use facial recognition to assure each profile is created by a unique, live person.
To me, there stands out to be potential synergy between a UBI project like GoodDollar and Pynk. I’m concerned about maintaining a stable price valuation for the good dollar token/coin, and where they will receive their funds. I could see good-hearted Pynksters as a potential source of investment or donation to the GoodDollar fund (depending on what their tokenomics looks like). Perhaps Pynksters could allocate a portion of their quarterly conversion or a portion of their profits to GoodDollar. In turn, GoodDollar recipients might allocate a certain portion of their unused G$ coins to their Pynk fund investments.
Another point of connection, is the bigger picture. The goal of UBI is to ensure no one lives in poverty and has a sufficient income for basic living. With new digital assets rising in popularity, I think there will be more digital platforms like Pynk, where a daily micro-task earns you a small amount that grows over time. I think of it as like UBI-adjacent. Anyone can earn, they just have to do a bit of work to produce useful data. So instead of social media, search engines, and other digital products that are the current centerpieces of our digital lives, the future digital experience might be one in which people use their unique skills to complete tasks, produce content, etc, to produce meaningful – and valuable – data to earn supplemental income. That can happen as long as platforms commit to benefit the many, rather than the few.
I’m aware this idealist vision will require the toppling of current corporatism that has ruled the business environment throughout all of modern history. So reaching them won’t be a small task, and won’t happen overnight. I also think the current moment is ripe for change with less distractions (sports, concerts, theaters, bars all inaccessible for most of us), more time on people’s hands (unemployment), and a bit more tarnish on the old ways.
If anyone would like to sign up with GoodDollar, I’m posting my referral link below, which I’m not really comfortable doing, but with a couple referrals I’ll get early access to the live version. I intend to donate or allocate any funds I receive from the live version to socially beneficial ventures for an indefinite period of time. Please be aware, the current version is a demo, no real funds yet.
– https://gooddollar.org/invite/SKI3JdztR –