I'm Molly White.
I research and write critically about the cryptocurrency industry, blockchains, the idea known as "web3", and the tech industry more broadly. I'm a fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and an affiliate of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society.
I run the website Web3 is Going Just Great , where I highlight examples of how cryptocurrencies, web3 projects, and the industry surrounding them are failing to live up to their promises. I also publish a regular newsletter, and have written a series of essays about blockchains.
Before veering into spending so much of my time thinking about cryptocurrency and its implications for the web and society writ large, I was a professional software engineer.
I have also been an active editor of the English Wikipedia for over fifteen years, where I edit under the username GorillaWarfare. I am an administrator and functionary, and previously served three terms on the Arbitration Committee. I care deeply about free and open access to high-quality information, and view projects like Wikipedia as critical infrastructure.