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Smart Cities: DAOs and Data Transparency with Dave Connor

Untold Stories25 days ago
Published on November 09, 2021 12:00 GMT+00:00edited on November 09, 2021 12:00 GMT+00:00

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My guest today is Dave Connor, a DAO member at API3. API3 is a platform for decentralized API services targeted at the web3 infrastructure. Data feeds are served and governed in a decentralized manner. In the standard internet web, API3’s stated goal is to allow decentralized versions of APIs to be built, managed, and monetized at scale. As blockchain technology plays an even bigger role in the economy — from decentralized finance to supply chain management — the team behind this project says it has never been more important for smart contracts to provide “timely, reliable real-world data.” Oracles are a form of middleware that sits in between APIs and smart contracts — increasing costs and centralization. API3 intends to get around this problem by enabling API providers to operate their very own nodes. Dave is an experienced operations lead, having experience as a VP Of Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and blockchain industry. Our conversation covers API3 and decentralized oracles, Smart Cities, real-world examples of the integration of blockchain and data. We begin our conversation by discussing API3 and decentralized oracles. Dave dives deep into oracles, the oracle problem, and the current limitations with on-chain data. We continue our conversation about oracles by discussing API3 and their approach to scaling a decentralized oracle. We finish our conversation about oracles by discussing the importance of providing superior data transparency all the way to the factual data source level to have a truly robust system. This naturally leads our conversation to how this technology is fundamental to building "Smart Cities." We begin our conversation about Smart Cities by discussing the lego blocks that trusted decentralized data can enable, we discuss for example how a developer could build a decentralized version of Uber with roughly 3 APIs. Our conversation continues by discussing how this technology can be extrapolated and applied at a larger scale like in cities. Dave also stresses the importance of building these systems with the necessary precautions to protect individual liberties and maintain individual data sovereignty to truly unlock the potential of Web3. We finish our conversation on Smart Cities by discussing how society will benefit from removing friction and creating a more interconnected society through the amalgamation of these services by this technology. We finish our discussion by discussing real-world examples of the integration of blockchain and data. We begin our conversation by discussing parametric insurance contracts. Dave does an excellent job at explaining the complexities of insurance contracts and why the insurance industry will be dramatically disrupted by blockchain and Web3. We also discuss how DAO's will disrupt Venture capital and HOAs. We continue our conversation by stressing the importance of providing superior data transparency all the way to the factual data source level to build systems that provide enough infrastructure to begin merging the traditional world with the crypto-world. Dave closes the conversation by discussing how DAOs are innovating governance and the differences between DAOs and traditional companies. --- ParaSwap: If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. Public: Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you join Public.com today. Visit public.com/UNTOLDSTORIES to download the app and sign up. -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co