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Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls status-as-a-service” businesses

Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls “status-as-a-service” businesses. They don’t give away status: to the contrary, they require the user to perform some creative task that others find difficult. But if they present the right task — what Wei, borrowing from the language of cryptocurrencies, calls the “proof of work” — they can unlock an impressive store of value. — https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/3/5/18250867/eugene-wei-status-service-facebook-future
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