How to Decentralize Your Product and Build Your Community w/ James Young Founder of Abridged


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Welcome to our first episode of 2021! We're excited to have a packed episode with James Young. James is founder of Abridged, a technology stack to build and manage decentralized projects and maker of Collab.Land, tokenized community tooling. Previously he was at Zynga (Farmville), Moloch DAO, and MetaCartel. In this episode he talks with Sasha about:

• How talking too much in class lead him to wanting to be a programmer

• Raising funds from Vitalik Buterin for Moloch DAO

• Lessons he brought to crypto after seeing the rise of Web 2.0 after the Dot-com crash

• The qualities that define the crypto ecosystem

• How social tokens can bring new social interactions between community members

• Solving product problems with game theory

• Incremental Decentralization vs. Progressive Decentralization

• How technology can shape culture

• Teaching students financial literacy through wallets

• Product opportunities in the creator economy

Episode links:

James Young: @jamesyoung

Moloch DAO:




[Tool] Torus:

[Tool] Blocknative:

[Resource] Side Hustle Stack:

[Book] Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

[Blog post] The Ownership Economy by Jesse Walden

Sasha Hudzilin: @AliaksandrH

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