Public space brings communities together.

Yet public space tends to be governed through centralized protocols. In the physical world, it's often government owned & maintained. In the digital world, it often lives on private servers. While centralization isn’t inherently bad, it creates a single point of failure towards community misalignment.

Are there decentralized alternatives that are more robust?

🏞️ In the physical world, decentralized public space comes in forms like community gardens. These spaces can be privately owned by voluntary associations to become publicly open & accessible through consensus mechanisms.

💾 In the digital world, Dynamic NFTs (dNFT) can play an interesting role. Instead of storing data intended to be public on a private server, we can potentially store it within a dNFT’s metadata & treat blockchains like decentralized databases.

RamenLink is testing the latter:
1️⃣ Visit your favorite ramen shop
2️⃣ Enjoy a bowl of beautiful noods
3️⃣ Check-in with our app to track your visit*

*But instead of storing your check-in data on a private server, it gets stored in your dNFT’s metadata. This means you own it & can use it in any other app that supports it. Thus, our app's backend is the blockchain.

It's a proof-of-concept for a more open & accessible digital public space.

We’ll be cooking soon—stay tuned 🍜 🚀🌙

Maximillian Piras