Here is the proposal of the founder of Internet Computer to “accelerate the end” of the war in Ukraine

Dominique Williams. Source: a video screenshot, DFINITY / YouTube

Dominic Williams, founder of the Internet Computer (ICP) and the non-profit organization dedicated to building and promoting it, DEFINITYhas a plan to help end the war in Ukraine.

Stressing that Russia has complete control over all media operating within its jurisdiction, which distributes “carefully crafted propaganda and false information,” Williams proposed to the crypto community to use the power of blockchain and smart contracts to counter this authoritarianism. .

He noted that one way to help end aggression against Ukraine is to convince the Russian people that war – as opposed to what the Russian leader calls “a humanitarian mission to protect the Ukrainian people genocide” – is a crime against humanity. .

This in turn will inspire the people to pressure the government to stop the invasion.

“Support for Vladimir Putin across Russia remains very high, perhaps in the range of 60-70%,” he said. “It will stay that way if he continues to control the flow of information to his people, allowing him to make the falsely perverse claim that the war is a humanitarian mission to protect Ukrainians from genocide.”

In order to persuade the Russian population, we need to find ways to communicate directly with them, Williams said, saying people living in Russia are “largely completely ignorant” of what is really going on in Ukraine.

“I am now proposing a way that blockchain and smart contracts can potentially help more, by getting millions of Russians to watch one or more comprehensive wartime informational videos,” he said.

All that is needed to execute the plan is Internet Computer, a public blockchain that hosts smart contracts running at web speed, and $250 million worth of bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH).

However, the scheme could be prevented if Russia cut off its population’s access to the internet, a decision that is would have already on the radar.

Specifically, Williams suggested using virtual people parties, which allow large numbers of people to “prove their personality” anonymously, to ensure that all attendees are real people. Then entice them to watch an informative war video by paying $50 worth of crypto.

He also offered to create a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) to raise $250 million, which would be enough to pay 5 million Russians willing to watch the video.

However, technical challenges include releasing the virtual people party framework, which is still in alpha, preventing Russia from blocking IP addresses associated with the program, and raising $250 million in BTC and ETH.

“The technical challenges I’ve described will all be resolved anyway, it’s just a matter of time,” Williams said, saying that if “millions of people watched the video, it would certainly spark debate and discussion. massive over his assertions within Russia.”

Meanwhile, there have been mixed reactions to the proposal within the crypto community. Some users called the move a “cheap press stunt,” claiming that Williams could promote the IC project.

Others argued that the proposal, if it worked in practice, would not really have a useful impact.

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