38 Internet Energy as Collectives with Lore — Thomas Scaria

A podcast where artists, musicians and tech creators talk about the future. Hosted by Nick Hollins and produced by Apollo.

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Thomas Scaria is the co-founder and CEO of Lore. Where communities turn social energy into collective power.

Thomas worked right around the edges of crypto adoption at Wyre, leading expansion to the defi and NFT ecosystem. Before then was a Sr Investment Associate at Citi. Since April 2020 his focus has been on Lore.

They are about to launch V2 with an app for collective crowdfunding for initiatives, media, and missions. Lore V2 introduces a modular protocol that covers the entire lifecycle of community capital formation, coordination, and allocation. Explore communities and mint Membership NFTs. Make things happen with internet friends.

We talk about SocialFi and Thomas’ thoughts about friend.tech. How Robinwood paved the way for what we’re seeing today in crypto and NFT markets. Crypto as a counterculture movement. Internet subcultures and group chats. Building collectives to take action together.

How the web3 movement might address realities that a great many internet people are outright hostile to NFTs and crypto. Start changing people’s minds by doing cool shit, using the internet in new ways.


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Lore is where communities come onchain. Helping communities of all kinds raise funds onchain, up and down vote decisions and take action towards a collective mission. They are accepting applications from community leads and creators who want to crowdfund initiatives to be on their V2 launch line up. Go to lore.xyz to apply


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