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Minecraft Economics: How the Nether Update uses the Subjective Theory of Value

What is an emerald worth in Minecraft?


An emerald is the currency used in the popular game Minecraft for trading with NPCs called villagers and wandering traders. Emerald ore is an extremely rare resource in the sandbox world, yet every employed villager has quite a few to trade with the player. However, players have wondered how the emerald compares with real world currency. One YouTube Video by GameTheory tried to find this answer. First, they tried to convert it by comparing the USD cost of bread with the cost of bread in the game, but found that conversion does not translate to other goods. Next they used the labor theory of value to try to determine the USD to emerald conversion, but again came up with a nonsensical conversion. Finally, they tried to assume emeralds have an inherent value in real life and work backwards to determine the in-game USD cost. After using all of these methods, they come to the accurate conclusion that it's not really possible to convert emeralds i…

Tokenizing Konkin





Heads up to the SEC: You parasites are officially on notice.

As anyone who has been following along at The Agora or The New Libertarian is well aware - we here are of the conviction that the coming tokenization of securities and assets will successfully disintermediate FINRA. A while back I wrote this article explaining how tokens are to the SEC as 3D-printers are to the ATF, or cryptocurrencies are to the Federal Reserve.

With this in mind, I decided to take the SLP token creator in Electron Cash for a spin. To my pleasant surprise, I discovered that the process is so simple, that in comparison, it makes assembling IKEA furniture seem like splitting the atom. For detailed instructions, check out this wonderful article by Jamie Redman or this recent tutorial by Roger Ver.

Anyway, in less than 10 minutes I had created 10.5 million KonkinCoin, with ticker symbol “SEK3” to honor the late founder of agorism and moved them all into my Badger wallet.

The first thing to stand out (other than ease of use), is the historical significance that’s so easily lost to most casual observers. Entrepreneurs no longer need to trudge through an expensive registration process with the SEC. In fact, the burdensome cost of compliance incentivizes market actors to move their business from the white market to the anarchic, black and grey. Moreover, those who are already participating in the counter-economy can now access additional capital by taking their ventures public.

One point of irony: After creating KonkinCoin, I was reviewing Redman’s article when I noticed something interesting-



Someone had already created an SLP token with ticker symbol “SEKIII” prior to my creation of KonkinCoin (ticker: SEK3)! You know the BCH community is healthy when there are already two competing tokens to honor the late founder of agorism!

Such exciting stuff! Leave your SLP address in the comments to receive a bunch of KonkinCoin!





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  1. Great for anyone who wants to create a local/alternative currency.

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  2. Stoked you has such a positive experience and are sharing it with others! That's exactly what this technology needs right now.

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    1. Yes! It's still incredibly early, but the "tokembrian explosion" (to quote a friend) is certainly coming!

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  3. Maybe I'll make a Rothbard coin soon. Send me some tokens please!
    simpleledger:qzx30dpgc4etjvqkfz53kn2kq97lle848sejtsa22q

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    1. Rothbard Coin! Love it!! KonkinCoin en route.

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