Base Layer Episode 225: Nick Emmons, Co-Founder of Upshot on Decentralized Sources of Truth


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Nick joins me for a fascinating discussion on Upshot which is a question and answer protocol. It leverages a new field of mechanism design called peer prediction to incentivize people to answer questions honestly. Its purpose is to reliably and efficiently pair honest answers to questions. This enables and improves a number of exciting use cases such as efficient price discovery for esoteric assets, decentralized insurance, decentralized governance, content curation, and more. Find out more here.

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