Devcon VI

The web3 Social Layer - Web3 Social: the Next Wave of Innovation
10-14, 13:00–13:25 (America/Bogota), Talk 1

Today, we give away valuable ownership of our data, content, and audience to big social network platforms, whose business models thrive on our acquiescence and their dominance.

Web3 promises a new open graph where users own their data, content, and social networks and can move their digital footprint freely between platforms.

Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of the Aave Companies, was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first began learning about smart contracts and thus, about the Ethereum blockchain network.  This lead to an exploration of how blockchain technology could impact the traditional financial system. In 2017, Stani released ETHLend, one of the first DeFi DApps which allowed for peer-to-peer digital asset transactions. Stani has made it his mission to create tools for an open, transparent, a