Molly White

Molly White

Creating Web3 Is Going Great and trying to make the web a better place

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About Molly White

I launched Web3 is Going Just Great in December, and since then I’ve researched and written more than 750 entries for the site, which has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter and finds itself on the first page of Google results for the search query “web3”. I’ve written fourteen longer-form essays about cryptocurrencies and blockchains, and I gave a guest lecture at Stanford University about the abuse and harassment risk, which subsequently received more than 20,000 views when published on YouTube. I’ve participated in roundtables to help advise the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and spoken to policymakers and regulators at both the federal and state level. I was a lead signatory on the Letter in Support of Responsible Fintech Policy, and I brought together around fifteen cryptocurrency researchers and critics to highlight how the media has been irresponsible in its coverage of crypto. The open source code I wrote for that was later reused by The Globe and Mail to annotate a speech by the Pope. I also started a discussion among the Wikimedia community that ultimately resulted in the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia and related projects, no longer accepting cryptocurrency donations, a strong stance that made waves even outside of crypto media.

The Washington Post published an article describing me as “the cryptocurrency world’s biggest critic”, and John Naughton wrote in The Guardian that I “could be the new JK Galbraith… just much tougher” and described me as “the sharpest critic of crypto on the web”. I’ve spoken to countless other publications to try to get my message out, and appeared on TV networks including CNN, Bloomberg, and ABC (the Australian one). I’ve spoken on podcasts ranging from the more mainstream (Current Affairs and Recode Media) to the tech industry-specific (Reimagining the Internet, Tech Won’t Save Us, and This Week in Startups) to the crypto-focused (Crypto Critics’ Corner, Griftonomics, and Digitally Rare). Fast Company named me as one of their Most Creative People, and I was recently made a Google “Champion Innovator”.

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