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The Roundtable: Web3 Creative Economies

A blockchain-based platform for skateboarders hints at the possibilities for creators beyond the constraints of Web 2.0.

There are traces of a shared ethos between skateboarding culture and Web3: both are fueled by ideals of decentralization, creativity and autonomy from established systems. The creators behind the platform Free2Shred have married the two worlds in a blockchain-based social network that allows practitioners of street sports to map skate spots and document and monetize their tricks. Founders Lev Filimonov and Tommy Petrov sat down with Roundtable to talk about skateboarding, technology and the future of the web. In this segment, Filimonov and Petrov discuss the future of Web 2.0 and how Web3 will be a game-changer for creators.

Petrov predicts that platforms like Snapchat will likely continue to operate alongside blockchain-based technology for years to come.

"We always think that something should appear on the market and kill everything that happened before. It doesn't work like that," he says. "Web3 can exist with Web2. They don't contradict each other."

While Free2Shred is notable for its use of the blockchain, Filimonov says, its aim at the end the day is to make opportunities for creators.

"Our goal is not to be in the Web3 business. Our goal is not to do NFTs," he says. "The goal is to allow people to do what they love and make money from it."

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Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Lev Filimonov, Founder, Free2Shred

Tommy Petrov, CMO, Free2Shred