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Building Stackoverflow using cryptoeconomics on Blockchain
6 points by jasan_s 11 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 12 comments
- If you were to build it, how exactly would you do it? (details of implementation, cryptoeconomics, rewards etc.)

- Would it be an 10x improvement over current implementation of stack overflow?

... Why? No, seriously, it just looks like buzzword bingo here.

Let me start and please grow the idea. So, somebody are having itch to answer, which means that they are being payed from the blockchain-core cryptoeconomics. Asking questions may remain free. Asking questions requires signing someone's txs with mining since it is not just blockchain but a cryptocurrency. Any questions must be in a block somehow as well as new users have registered for the time of incrementing blockchain. Free money from every block will be divided between ASIC miner and answerers. Why not try? BTW it may be used for hosting some hard political questions which will unwanted for dictators. if Stackoverflow will contain no media except text, it will not become too hard for miners to host it.

Blockchain is the bitcoin datastructure for money. I think you need to define what you are referring to with these words before posting

Blockchain is a decentralized network implementation, not a datastructure for money.

Link please. Blockchain was defined as a datastructure for money in the bitcoin whitespace by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. New definition reference?

Can you quote this definition please?

To read and write to the blockchain, you need a decentralized network to support it, it is nothing as a static datastructure. To reduce blockchain to "a datastructure for money" doesn't cover how it works.

"We define an electronic coin as a chain of digital signatures. Each owner transfers the coin to the next by digitally signing a hash of the previous transaction and the public key of the next owner and adding these to the end of the coin. A payee can verify the signatures to verify the chain of ownership."


If the idea is to pay people for the best answers and take a percentage, then why not just use money?

If your answer is anonymity or freedom from regulations, governments don’t care. They’ll regulate you.

> then why not just use money?

because there is a whole ecosystem developed to support it, and people using. You don't need to setup a backend, payment system, integration and most important, will not be the middleman.

Too long to go into details (as I'm not going to implement it), but I would create a platform token which would be the currency for asking questions and used to pay the best answers.

sounds similar to brave attention tokens (BAT) I guess you'd be better off with dedicated coin (blockchain) to avoid transaction fees for every question, answer, but you could still gain tokens & transfer between chains.

but to be honest I'd rather see git with crypto than a forum with crypto. get rewarded for your code. maybe only for running API versions of it.

how do you prevent people from pirating answers to earn rewards? because they will.

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