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Internet Computer Founder Proposes a $250M Plan to End Ukraine War

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The founder of Dfinity and Internet Computer, Dominic Williams, has come up with a proposal to end the war in Ukraine. The proposal involves smart contracts and a $250 million prize pool.

Dfinity founder issues proposal to end Ukraine war

Williams’ proposal revolved around countering the propaganda and spreading information to the Russian population. He noted that the Russian people were not well informed about what was happening in Ukraine. When equipped with adequate information, the Russian people can pressure the government to stop the war.

He also added that the sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and its Western allies would not have a major effect. Through blockchain technology and smart contracts, Williams hopes that Russian citizens can access information on the war through virtual reality parties known as “people parties.”

“Each attendee who proves personhood using the people party system is then identified to smart contracts as an individual human being. The system prevents cheating, such that on each run, a person is only able to attend exactly once,” he said.

$250 million worth of incentives

The citizens would also be incentivized using Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. The rewards will only be earned if a citizen watches the informative video until the end. Williams proposes that each user will receive $50 for every video that has been fully watched.

“The streaming video will tell the truth about the war in Ukraine and ask Russians to pressure their government into ceasing hostilities. How such a video is best constructed should be left to talented filmmakers. Williams added that a non-watermarked version should be made available for download, allowing the recipient to show others the video,” Williams added.

Williams’ plan seeks to attract 5 million Russian citizens. However, the plan has several factors that could hinder its success, such as Russia’s internet access being shut down. On Twitter, some users noted that the Kremlin was considering shutting down the country’s internet access.

Some Twitter users slammed Williams’ accusing him of using the Ukraine situation as a PR move. Another user noted that the move would not have a chance of changing the public opinion on Russia.

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