Dominic Williams, founder of Internet Computer (ICP) and founder of DFINITY, has come up with a strange plan to hasten the end of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with smart contracts and rewards of $ 250 million in cryptocurrency.
DFINITY Internet Computer was launched in May 2021 and is a public blockchain and protocol that seeks to decentralize the Internet.
Williams’ proposal on Wednesday focuses on countering propaganda and informing the Russian people – who he says is “completely ignorant” in general – about the reality of what is actually going on in Ukraine, which in turn will lead to pressure. government to stop the conflict.
“We should not have high hopes that sanctions alone will turn the people of Russia against their leaders for the simple reason that they control their own media, which in good faith spreads carefully crafted propaganda and false information,” Williams wrote.
The proposal suggests that blockchain technology and smart contracts could serve as a way to attract a large number of verified Russian citizens to watch “information media” about the war together in virtual reality parties called “people’s parties”:
“Every participant who establishes his identity through the popular party system is identified through smart contracts as an individual human being. The system prevents fraud so that a person can only be present once at a time. ”
“In this proposal, smart contracts will open a new crypto account for each successful participant, who will be able to access and manage it with the identity of the Internet,” the post states.
To stimulate residents, Williams proposes using crypto rewards in assets such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). All Russian citizens must watch the video to the end, as the identification codes associated with their account will not be unlocked until all the content has been used.
The streaming video will tell the reality of the war in Ukraine and ask the Russians to pressure their government to stop the fighting. The best way to make such a video should be left to talented filmmakers. “The unlabeled version should be available for download so that the recipient can view the video to others,” Williams wrote.
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Williams’ proposed $ 250 million is based on his recommendation to pay each participant $ 50 for each video they watch, hoping to attract five million Russians to watch the educational videos.
The plan depends on many situations. The most important thing is that the internet must remain online without the intervention of the Russian government to implement such a grand plan. Reply to Twitter indicated that Moscow officials are considering cutting off the country from cyberspace.
Other Twitter users were not impressed with the idea, such as “Omega.ic3” which described the move as a public relations stunt:
This idea has no real chance of influencing public opinion in Russia. So it feels like a cheap PR trick, to finally try to take advantage of the situation by jumping on public opinion and building awareness. “