Proof of X

julian.digital

This thoughtful article examines how apps create incentives around showing (and earning status for) various types of work or effort. The Strava fitness app is the prime example.

"Strava introduced an entirely new proof mechanism: Proof-of-physical-activity. By using your phone’s GPS sensor (or a 3rd-party fitness tracker), users can actually prove how much and fast they ran or cycled."

The author then explores the idea of Strava for cooking, or Strava for learning, or Strava for reading — all with proof of work in those areas.

I love these ideas!

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