Before the internet, town squares were local, community-based, and governed democratically by the norms of the citizens who had a stake in it. It was a place to discuss economies and elections, to connect and dissent. The internet tore down this model, centralizing and diluting these traditional nexuses of discourse by opening the local conversation to strangers on the open net.
People have lost trust in the internet. They don’t have a stake in the community, and they don’t control its governance. We need a new model for democratic internet governance.
The Crypto team at Librex is working alongside world renowned economists to design a decentralized and anonymous community square for verified students on college campuses. Librex is a VC-funded startup with 90% student penetration at Yale, Dartmouth, and USC. Our goal is to create a more free, hyper-local, anonymous, and decentralized Internet where verified students in college communities control the discourse.
The way there is not easy. We are looking for a Crypto Engineer who wants to work on hard, unsolved problems – such as making blockchain scale to millions of people, designing new incentive models for decentralized networks, and building the right tools to empower people and communities to take control of their lives online.
Learn more about Librex in our Lex Friedman interview.