I ran into long time Boulder friend Stan James the other day. He was just hired to lead the development on Origin Protocol. They are billing it as “The sharing economy without intermediaries” which is a very big, bold, audacious goal.
If you have spent time with me over the past few years I’ve always been trying to work on something about the notion of ‘future space booking’ or the concept of a reservation of time being a commodity without an open solution. We have these massive billion dollar companies that are simply helping you book something and making sure there is a customer service layer on top of it. Help me find an apartment to book and I’ll give you 6-12% of the booking in a fee so you can ensure that it is real and if it isn’t you will help me out. The sharing economy has played a huge roll in my last five years but it can do so much more. So much potential.
“We empower developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain. Our protocol makes it easy to create and manage listings for the fractional usage of assets and services. Buyers and sellers can discover each other, browse listings, make bookings, leave ratings and reviews, and much more.”
For all that new wealth created in bitcoin, how do you spend it? Beyond mining and investing how do you earn actual value?
Origin is super early on, but damn, if I can bet on a team and idea right now it would be them.