RCon3’s lightning talks cover a small topic in 5-10 minutes, with a few questions afterward. They cover topics related to social technologies and blockchain applications.

In the first day’s talks, we hear about a vision for a voice-controlled future, loans accessible to all trustlessly, patterns for decentralized organization, and running an RChain validator node in a shipping container. We hope you enjoy these talks as much as we did.

WMVAI (We Magnify Voice for Attention and Influence)

Ian Utile from RChain partner WMVAI kicked it off. “I’m excited about vision… Where are we going to be in 30 years? What is blockchain going to be like when it’s the new cloud? What is blockchain going to be like when it’s the new internet?”

Ian and his partner John Wiese explain their optimistic vision for the future and how RChain will make it possible.

“How can you run a city with advanced machine learning inside the blockchain? And could voice be the interface?”

They outline simpler use cases that we could see happen within a few years, powered by smart contracts and controlled by voice or simple UIs.

Lendroid was presented by Anand Venkateswaran. Lendroid is a non-custodial credit engine which enables financial services on the blockchain. It will be global, accessible to all, trust-independent, and unopinionated. Gamified projects will bring liquidity, and loans won’t have to be heavily collateralized. They already have an app called Reloaner running on test net. Reloaner is a secondary market for lending and borrowing DAI stablecoin.

A talk about cooperation at scale was delivered by RChain Co-op member and collective intelligence researcher Jim Whitescarver.

He talked about finding the chaordic path, the sweet spot of generative emergence between where the system does not become dysfunctional and chaotic, and is not limited by central control. Jim highlighted successful patterns of decentralized organization that are user-centric, connect people and then empower the teams that emerge. Collective intelligence doesn’t emerge by “giving a problem to everybody and taking a vote.” It emerges by people forming relationships with each other, working in small teams of 4-5, with breakouts of two people, and coming back together into smaller groups and then larger groups.

The final talk was by Jake Gadikian of Drone Energy. He talked about ideas for capturing natural gas and other energy sources that generally go to waste and using those energy sources to mine Bitcoin and run RChain validators out of shipping containers.

Stay tuned for more content from RCon3. In the meantime, check out the videos on the RChain YouTube channel.