DAO or Never

Bringing Web2 Insights into Web3 with James Young, Co-founder of Abridged

Episode Summary

Welcome to DAO or Never, the podcast that takes you on a deep dive into the world of DAOs. Today we're speaking with James Young, co-founder and CEO of Abridged, creator of Collab.Land. Together, we discuss Collab.Land, DAOs as multiplayer video game experiences, ethical verified credentials, and more.

Episode Notes

In this week's episode of DAO or Never, we interview James Young, co-founder and CEO of Abridged, creator of Collab.Land.

James' experience began with video streaming before broadband penetration, and includes launching the popular video game Farmville. In 2016, Ethereum drew him in with its coordination reduction potential. (More on that idea in the episode!) James is a co-founder of both Moloch and MetaCartel DAOs. In this episode, James shares how Collab.Land addresses issues with decentralized identification and verifiable credentials.

Ready? Let’s dive in!


Key Takeaways:

The surprising reason Farmville was a success (06:21)

The web3 hook that ensnared James (7:41)

Decision-making by understanding one-way and two way doors (16:32)

A case for retroactive distributions (20:10)

Taking into account trust and human values (22:17)

Off-chain verifiable credentials vs. on-chain reputations (23:01)

Modeling DAO onboarding after gaming (36:35)

Envisioning a balanced web3 ecosystem intersection (46:33)


Additional Resources:

Learn more about Abridged Abridged

Follow Collab.Land

Connect with James

Read A Theory of Fun, Raph Koster

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