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What if you could get a pseudo-anonymous “Proof-of-Individuality” by connecting in Virtual Reality with 4 strangers in a Pseudonym Party, during a global “pseudonym event” once a month, each month giving you a new proof that cannot be traced to your previous one.
Virtual Pseudonym Parties are based on the idea of Offline Pseudonym Parties, published by Bryan Ford and MIT back in 2007, and moves the pseudonym event into the virtual space, using telepresence such as Google Hangouts or similar ways of communicating, and does the event more frequently, most probably once a month, and also introduces more pseudonymity than in the original pseudonym parties proposal, handing out pseudo-anonymous Proof-of-Individuality (POI) tokens, each month giving you a new POI on a new private key, not traceable to your previous one.
POIs could be described as a-personal “temporary access tokens.” The POIs do not store any data about the nyms, nor do they trace to a nyms previous POI, so there is no record of “who you are” other than a one-time-use Ethereum address.
Using State 2.0 Technology such as Ethereum to build a Virtual Pseudonym Parties network
Ethereum is a new blockchain, building on the innovation that Bitcoin pioneered, that introduces decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts. Most of the concepts that are built-in to Ethereum were described in detail in 1997 by Nick Szabo in the paper Formalizing and Securing Relationships on Public Networks.
Ethereum could be understood as an early version of a Distributed Autonomous Virtual State (DAVS) (Dana Edwards, 2014), which in turn can be understood as the next era of state systems, replacing the current era which uses