Is Web3 Culture Dying?: Mint One Episode 82

Is web3 culture dying? Well, maybe, but it’s not what you think! This isn’t sensationalism, but a far larger conversation about the place of web3 culture.

Robert Baggs and John Nicholls have decided to combine forces to launch the weekly Mint One Podcast. Each week they will discuss a new topic around web3, as well as feature special guests from all corners of the industry. If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover, make sure you let us know through the Token Gamer Discord or Twitter, or Mint One Twitter.

In last week’s episode, John and I gave a 2023 beginners guide to web3, and now in what will look ironic on the face of things, we are going to discuss whether web3 culture is dying.

Mint One Podcast, Episode 82: Is Web3 Culture Dying?

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Some weeks back I saw a post on LinkedIn that I have not been able to find since. The post, from someone outside of my network, was discussing whether web3 culture is dying. I was loosely interested in what they might say, so I read on, only to find that the point being made was far more nuanced than I expected. The person was discussing how the culture would have no place when much of web3 becomes the norm.

In many, web3 had a counter-culture, opposing traditional systems as crypto culture had started. However, unlike any other counter-culture I can think of, web3 culture yearned for mainstream acceptance. This has — or perhaps will — have a knock-on effect that is less desirable to these folk: the demise of the culture itself. You see, as blockchain integrates itself into more and more of daily life, web3 disciples who hang their hats on being a part of a sort of movement, will have nothing to oppose. Their wish for mainstream adoption could well be the reason that web3 culture will die, even as web3 itself thrives.

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Robert Baggs
Robert Baggs
Full-time professional crypto writer and Editor of Token Gamer. Co-host of the Mint One Podcast. Obsessed with MMOs. London based. Primary holdings: WAXP, ENJ, & BTC. Secondary holdings: ETH, GALA, & MATIC

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