Tagged With "Free Speech"

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Twitter is dying. What lessons can Narrative learn?

Michael ·
You don't agree with my liberalism? You must be a white supremacist neo-nazi. You don't support Trump? You must be an anti-democratic, unpatriotic fake-news-reading libtard. Do these extremes sound familiar? While MySpace died from a lack of technical evolution to their platform, Twitter is dying from abuse. Just thought I'd open up a discussion as to the importance of (perhaps 'hiring' and 'firing') moderators, and how Narrative might try to avoid the negativity trap that Twitter has fallen...
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Re: Twitter is dying. What lessons can Narrative learn?

Malkazoid ·
@Michael - the lack of abuse is what makes Quora so good. The moderation there has managed to weed out almost all of the abuse and a lot of the snark. This raises the level of quality remarkably by encouraging those who are there for real exchanges to stick around and participate more, but also, it simply allows the quality to shine because it isn't mired with a sea of insults and obtuseness.
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Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Michael ·
As many of you know, KYC is a crime-prevention regime that banks use in order to provide due-diligence in identifying their customers, and ultimately identifying terrorist activity and money-laundering crimes. If you live in the USA, the Patriot Act compels banks to develop this program for properly identifying its customers, and then monitoring them on an ongoing basis to ensure regulatory compliance. If you live in Canada, there is a strict regime for who can even ask for these types of...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Malkazoid ·
Hey Michael, A lot of important questions there and I suspect answers to many of them will be forthcoming in time. I am not lawyer, and I second that these questions can only ultimately be addressed by one, but a couple of thoughts from my direction nonetheless. KYC has been used in the contexts that you outlined (anti-terrorism, money laundering prevention etc) but my guess is we are going to see a proliferation of other use cases for it as blockchain continues to grow. The reasons are...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Michael ·
Hi @Malkazoid . I always appreciate your sense of intuition, but we should look deeper. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to try to get some legal opinions about this. I strongly recommend that the Narrative community to hold off on submitting any personal documentation to this company until we know more about its legality as applied to my original post. Also, do you have the physical address of the registered corporation of the Narrative company? I want to double-check which state it's...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Malkazoid ·
Thanks Michael, and like I said - no arguments there: a lawyer certainly should be the end goal for all of this. Thanks for looking into it. For many of us, we already have. It was a requirement to participate in the ICO. I personally have no concerns about having done so, although I do appreciate that we should ultimately have all of this spelled out clearly in black and white. I know they are in South Carolina, but can't say for certain that the company is registered in that state...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Rosemary ·
We have (and will) access legal counsel as necessary, as a corporate entity (of course). Narrative Company is a registered Delaware corporation, with headquarters in South Carolina. As Ted noted in a different forum topic: Remember there is a difference between account verification (checking to verify that someone is a real person, and checking their age) and complying with AML and anti-terrorism regulations. For those Narrative members who want to do so, we will be doing the verification...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Michael ·
Thanks, @Rosemary ! Smart decision to do the corp in Delaware. I'm part of a few projects that take advantage of incorporating in Delaware. Obviously, I'm a huge fan of what the Narrative team is doing, and aside from some of the privacy concerns, I think this project has real potential. "For those Narrative members who want to do so, we will be doing the verification portion (similar to what Twitter and Facebook already do), but will NOT be doing AML or anti-terrorism checks. As you rightly...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Malkazoid ·
My understanding is verifying Real People allows better control over the reputation system. For instance, a Real Person's votes would count for a bit more than someone who could be a bot, due to the boost in reputation. It is conceivable that one could create a legion of fake accounts and grow their reputation by paying a crew of low-pay workers or coding bots to carry out certain reputation building activities. These fake accounts, designed with the malicious intent of swaying elections and...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Emily Barnett ·
I was about to wade in But then saw that @Malkazoid has already covered what I would say. I struggle with my balance of privacy and online extrovert activities. As an example, I hate when banks ask me questions about where my money comes from. My instinct is MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, and just put it in my account. That said, personally I am supportive of the voluntary KYC being tied into the reputation system. I feel that it does add layers of credibility to you and so why shouldn't it be...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Heidi Hecht ·
I actually thought of that; a friend of mine had to borrow my computer for something not that long ago and used it to join Narrative. And my concern is that the staff and/or other members might think she's a bot or "sockpuppet" account because I don't think she intends to do KYC. She says it kind of defeats the purpose of being in the cryptocurrency space and dodges fiat-to-crypto exchanges for the same reason.
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