ENS name: daylon.eth
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree
- Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree
- Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
I am daylon.eth and I hope to represent your interests as an ENS DAO delegate.
I am involved in Web 3 because I am both a “technology maximalist” and a firm believer in self sovereignty of identity and self-determination of one’s destiny. I passionately believe that open-source software and global collaboration can solve any human problem.
As a delegate, the most important concepts I will work and vote to defend are:
1. ENS as the flagbearer of self-sovereignty of identity as a public good.
1+. This is a stance I am not willing to compromise on. I will never agree to let ENS be bought by private interests, and I will do everything in my power to prevent the formation of a plutocracy or hostile takeover.
2. Cryptography as a force to preserve privacy and counteract authoritarianism.
2+. Privacy is a both a human right and an absolute necessity. In the current web paradigm, you and your data are the product, and the status quo is having little or no privacy, as every single piece of data about you is collected and compiled to sell your habits and interests as a model to the highest bidder.
Privacy is the antithesis of authoritarianism. Encryption can enable a critical counterbalance by protecting freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of assembly.
This is an ethos exhibited strongly by the “cypherpunk” movement that inspired the creation of Bitcoin and the first ever global solution for trustless money. Cryptocurrency has provided the most mainstream use case to date for everyone to benefit from asymmetric cryptography and to enable self-ownership and portability of one’s data.
This is only the first step towards privacy in the digital age.
3. DAOs as a catalyst for a postnational world.
3+. This is more of a guiding principal, greatly strengthened in response to the failures of nation states to equitably and effectively counteract the COVID-19 pandemic. Realistically in today’s world, a handful of tech companies now hold more power over individual liberties than many state governments. When was the last time you contacted distant family or community, and could you do it without them? If not, you see the problem.
I believe both state governments and tech monoliths are obsolete and that we have the opportunity to create credibly neutral, decentralized, and trustless alternative systems to replace them.
The first example of this was to replace banks with DeFi protocols, and I believe this is only the beginning. ENS presents an opportunity for replacing long held identity verification infrastructure - be it Facebook, Google, or your country’s passport agency.
I believe DAOs can do a better job than most state departments at just about everything, and I believe we should work towards achieving this for a more free and open world.
See also ENS as a Catalyst for “Post-National” Identity Infrastructure
I am well versed in, intrinsically interested in, experienced in, or otherwise speak the language of all of the following areas of the crypto/web 3 space
– Cryptography, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Analysis
– Ethereum GPU miner for almost a year. I made a thread about that if you want to know more.
- Game Theoretical
– former stock trader until Robinhood literally robbed me. See Robinhood’s GME/AMC stock market manipulation
– I have followed Bitcoin since 2011, held some since 2014.
– Argued for and experienced the world slowly coming around to accepting money/assets as something truly digital, scarce, and decentralized.
I like to think of myself as a polymath, and I have spent years going down Wikipedia rabbit holes chasing anything and everything that interests me. Throughout my teenage years and into today, if I don’t know something, I will look it up immediately and research it until I understand it.
In my opinion, knowledge is the greatest gift the internet has to offer, and I’ve never understood those that choose not to utilize it. The opposite of curiosity is curation. If there is one thing I am grateful for about myself, it is my natural curiosity.
After all, that’s what lead me to where I am now, posting this.
Other various information
I am a United States Air Force veteran, serving as a Civil Engineer from 2013-2017.
I have degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Technology and Korean Studies, and I am currently working towards a degree in Information Technology Systems Security (cybersecurity) while also taking Electrical Engineering and programming classes outside of my degree program. I plan to earn my Bachelors degree double majoring in Computer Science and Physics. After that I plan to study Biology and achieve a doctorate degree.
Fun fact - my original inspiration for registering daylon.eth for 10 years was to set a deadline for accomplishing all of those lofty goals by 2031.
I lived in Seoul, Korea for a little over 4 years and I would still be there if it weren’t for the pandemic. From the time I separated from the AF in 2017 until April 2020 I was travelling and exploring the far East and living as a “digital nomad.” I spent a few months living in Brisbane, Australia on a Work and Holiday visa, however I left to meet my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day in 2020 and I wasn’t able to return back to Australia because it had closed it’s borders due to COVID-19.
I consider myself a digital native, as I grew up using computers since age 4 (starting with MS-DOS) and later alongside the internet since AOL 3.0.
I have followed and held bitcoin since 2014 and been following the development of the crypto space closely since then.
I currently hold various amounts of ~50 different tokens, and although I used to consider myself a “trader,” since 2021 I have considered myself a “value investor.” I support the projects that I find compelling and that I believe can change the world for the better.
I value liberty above all else and consider myself a “dreamer” and an artist. I will happily discuss philosophy with you all day.
If you feel that your ethos aligns with mine but you are unable or uninterested in being involved with ENS directly, please consider choosing me to represent you.