Luis Cuende

I am a freedom fighter creating tools for human liberation.

I believe that crypto is our chance to escape a technological dystopia and supersede the corrupt system that let it happen. We need open source technology with built-in economic incentives to propel the social change the world needs.

Because of that, I started Nation3 — a zero-tax, Web3-powered, solarpunk society.

Previously I cofounded Aragon, taking DAOs from $0 to their first $1bn in AUM, and Witnet. I am also an angel investor. Read on →

Featured writing

  1. The West is in ruins

    Humankind is long-term default dead, and not default alive.

    09/10/2022
  2. How to dethrone the gerontocracy

    Our kids won’t live better than us if we don’t dethrone gerontocracy, but we can’t do it playing by their rules.

    25/08/2022
  3. Starting Nation3: it’s time to reimagine nations

    It’s time to debunk yet another dogma.

    15/08/2022
  4. How boomers destroyed the West

    Lately, I have been asking myself: why is art and culture worse today than a few decades ago?

    05/04/2022
  5. The future that got stolen from us

    Once upon a time, society saw technological progress as the way to free people from 9-to-5 jobs. Where did that dream go?

    16/04/2021
  6. The sorry state of crypto UX

    If we think mainstream users are going to use any of this, we have drunk too much kool aid. We need to take a 180-degree turn in our priorities

    24/05/2020
  7. Telegram DAOs

    Let's go where existing internet communities live and supercharge them with crypto. Let's take DAOs to Telegram!

    30/04/2020
  8. The uncomfortable truth of college

    Why it made sense in the Industrial Era, and why it doesn’t today

    12/03/2018