VF, W3C, Consensys
A while back @elf-pavlik started a w3c community group (CG) for economic networks coming out of our experience in the social network community and working groups. Our intention was to move VF into that process when we are ready and it seems useful.
From Pavlik to the CG recently:
We haven't taken advantage of this group's mailing list for quite some time now. In last two years together with Lynn Foster, Bob Haugen and few other contributors we've been semi-regularly working on ValueFlows ontology https://www.valueflo.ws/ using various github repositories https://github.com/valueflows
I have just received notification of representatives of Consensus System LLC joining this CG, I would like to take it as an opportunity to welcome them and attempt once again to broaden the collaboration. Recently I have seen slides from someone related to Consensus which I've found super relevant to the work I wish happen here and what we have put as one of requirements for ValueFlows.
In slide https://www.slideshare.net/LearnWTB/blockchain-ethereum-and-consensys/42 we find "Imagine a day, in a year or two, when Alice can trade her kWh Tokens and Potato Tokens for Bob's Apple Tokens on the EtherEx exchange based on based on ubiquitously available exchange rates".
With ValueFlows we have put a lot of attention to make exchanges (including multi-party exchanges) symmetric, so while one can use in exchanges any kind of currency / token, one can also barter without any tokes but by making economic commitments directly. We also have focused on supporting both products and services the same way in such transactions.
I would like to encourage everyone who has been working on such interesting economic scenarios like the one in a slide I have linked above to share more information about their work. Myself I will talk with Lynn and Bob to prepare a concise overview of work we've done on ValueFlows and share it here, meanwhile everyone can feel invited to take a look at https://www.valueflo.ws/
Once again, warm welcome to participants representing Consensus System LLC, I really look forward to learn mor about your work related to the slide I linked to. Especially your experience with modeling services as well as products.
This issue can be a place to discuss moving forward with this.