Dec. 21, 2021

Civil Liberties with Web3 with Jonathan Victor

Civil Liberties with Web3 with Jonathan Victor

Jonathan Victor, Protocol Labs’s NFT and Web3 Lead, discusses the future of NFTs, the growth of the crypto and web3 community, IPFS and Filecoin’s applications in Web3.0, the disruptive force of zero knowledge proofs, and much more.


My guest is Jonathan Victor, the Head of Web3 and NFTs for Protocol Labs. Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. They aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology. IPFS makes the web work peer-to-peer. IPFS is a protocol for storing, addressing, and transferring data, designed to replace HTTP in many contexts. IPFS uses content-addressing to uniquely identify and link to information. IPFS is one of the leading protocols of Web3, crypto, and the decentralized web movements. IPFS serves millions of end users and tens of thousands of developers. It powers the websites and applications of small startups, large enterprises, and even blockchains. Filecoin is a decentralized storage network, designed to store humanity's most important information. Filecoin is a cryptocurrency incentivized decentralized market, where storage providers earn filecoin tokens for renting out storage space. (Think airbnb for cloud storage). Filecoin is one of the leading projects in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space. Jonathan works for Protocol Labs and Filecoin specifically on the applications of NFTs. He focuses on helping build tools to make Web3 more accessible and helps Protocol Labs' portfolio companies. In our conversation we discussed the future of NFTs, the growth of the crypto and web3 community, IPFS and Filecoin’s applications in Web3.0, the disruptive force of zero knowledge proofs, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing NFTs and Web3. Jonathan explains how the future implications of NFTs will impact society outside of art and media. We go on to discuss the immense growth and diversity of the Web3.0 community. Our conversation pivots to IPFS and how it can disrupt the current infrastructure of the web. Jonathan did an excellent job at explaining how Filecoin is built using the IPFS protocol. Our conversation transitions to zero knowledge proofs and the future applications it could unlock. We finish our conversation by discussing the future of open societies and closed societies. Please enjoy my conversation with Jonathan Victor.

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