July 20, 2021

On the Meaning of Life and Social Consensus with Luke Stokes

On the Meaning of Life and Social Consensus with Luke Stokes

Luke Stokes, Managing Director for FIO, discusses the building resilient systems, personal discovery and the meaning of life, Puerto Rico, and much more


My guest today is my friend Luke Stokes, Managing Director for the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). FIO is a decentralized service layer that removes the risk, complexity, and inconvenience of sending and receiving tokens and coins identically across every blockchain and near error-free by providing a decentralized human-readable address (NFT). Luke is passionate about voluntary systems of governance and has been involved in bitcoin since early 2013. He's been a consensus witness for the Steem blockchain since early 2018 and a custodian for eosDAC, a community-owned EOSIO Block Producer and DAC Enabler, since its inception. With a computer science degree from UPENN, he built, bootstrapped and co-founded the shopping cart software company FoxyCart over a ten year period and is now focused on blockchain technology as a means to create a world we all want to live in. Our discussion covers a range of topics from creating resilient systems, to personal discovery, to normie fomo. We discuss the appeal of the Bitcoin/Crypto community and the ethos of "Fix the Money, Fix the World." We also have an existential conversation about the meaning of life. A few other topics we address on the episode include: building tools for freedom, best practices for building communities, and Puerto Rico (the major crypto Mecca). Please enjoy my conversation with Luke Stokes.


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