Simon de la Rouviere’s contributions to crypto range from seeding the idea of bonding curves and curation markets, to now working on bottom-up storytelling with Untitled Frontier. Simon’s exploration of creative mechanism design through the years is documented on his blog. His contributions to the space range from seeding the idea of bonding curves and curation markets to building one of the first creator platforms with Ujo, to writing a full-length novel experimenting with different publishing models, to now working on bottom-up storytelling with Untitled Frontier. (podcast)
Simon: I like to just say I'm a creator. I make art, I make music, I write and design things, I code things. In the Ethereum space, I've been around since the early days. I helped design the ERC-20 standard. I wrote a lot of things too. And these days, I am primarily trying to make more art. I do a lot of on-chain art NFT things, learning more about the SVG format with every project I make. I’ve also been writing science fiction, publishing a novel, and writing science fiction short stories, editing, producing, and making the art for them. What I do is mostly an intersection between a project that's an art studio, a publishing house, and a tech startup—all three together, trying to figure out how to make and build stuff. I used to be more at the protocol level, infrastructure level. But now that the technology has been built, I'm enjoying just using it to make cool things happen.
Café JPG: On Social Contracts, Privacy, and Awareness through Art with Simon de la Rouviere and Burak Arikan 28/500
Between 2015 and 2018 Simon spent time building new organizational models, co-designing the ERC20 token standard, Pioneering Curation Markets, and inventing bonding curves: a new style of automated market maker. He's currently telling stories + empowering writers with NFTs. He never stopped inspiring me to keep trying to make cool things happen. LTL minted his SVG to embrace our Ikigai.
There’s never been a better time to tell new stories!
The internet has increased distribution to the entire world, and new pieces of financial infrastructure, such as crowdfunding, subscription services, NFTs, DAOs, & tokenization allow us to imagine & dream into unexplored frontiers. This new chapter is still untitled and we aim to write it! (Read The Plan)
"Currently, we are producing the first season of “The Logged Universe”, a permissively licensed shared-story universe about the future of simulations, our collective records, and our humanity."