The internet can be a scary place for many of us because let’s be real. It definitely IS scary and messed up!
From the dark side of the web to sinister sites online, the internet can be like a disturbing cult from where there is no return! Just like with most modern day technologies, the world of digital currency is no different.
Here’s are some of the most bone-chilling Crypto Use Cases that we have seen yet!
AUGUR; Care to place a bet on someone else’s life?
Founded in 2014, this decentralized prediction market platform was built off of the Ethereum blockchain and it has since then garnered much attention. And not always for the right reasons! The actual premise is simple; create a market and engage users to share useful information by offering incentives of rewards for correct analysis and losses for incorrect ones.
Although the original concept can be potentially rewarding, most users are more interested in engaging with the platform and turning it into a glorified betting arena. And with famous politicians and celebrities on the line, the stakes are incredibly high!
Since the idea first emerged, users have placed bets on whether President Trump will be assassinated and has led to even more eerie ones pondering the date of demise of the late US Senator John Mcain! While most active users did not pay heed to this little endeavor, others saw the potential dangers of users wanting to take the outcomes of results into their own hands.
WAVES; Would you tokenize yourself?
Farmer and entrepreneur by profession, this ballsy blockchain innovator called Boris Akimov went ahead and tokenized HIMSELF on the Waves platform so that users could buy his token and subsequently buy a portion of his time!
Yep. You heard it right. Akimov casually explains,
“Let’s take a conservative estimate in which I tokenize two days a week of my time…So that’s 3,328 hours, or 12 million seconds. So the plan is to create 12 million tokens, each of which can be redeemed for a second of my time and skills.”
The dystopian venture even caught the eye of big players such as Bitcoin.com which issued this statement,
“The future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously observed that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. That fame, it now appears, may come in the form of the ultimate crypto vanity project: tokenizing yourself and selling your time. One audacious entrepreneur, Boris Akimov, is seeking to do precisely that.”
BITCOIN; Hiring Hitmen to solve life’s problems
As if betting on the lives of famous people wasn’t enough, Bitcoin users can now hire a trained killer to take someone out via the deep web! Talk about a personal vendetta!
In all honesty, this “service” is no where near as active as it once was, especially since there has since then been a serious crack down on several instrumental pages that promoted such illegal activities. However, there are still parts of the deep web that offer you this service no questions asked!
And while of course we know that the world of crypto is definitely not limited to the dark and depraved, however stories like these make us question whether mankind should be left alone with advanced and ever growing technology such as this.