Did you know TikTok has a "coin"? Also... a poem.

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So I downloaded TokTok this morning to play around with it.


and was surprised to see this in the menu:


Did you catch that? That... right there... "Balance"


Seems TikTok has a "coin" for buying virtual items.

That's cute.

But as I mentioned in the video, without a blockchain where you control your content and tokens via a private key, you're still just the product creating value for someone else.

So I poked around a bit, watched a few videos, got laughed at by my kids for creating a video...

Some of the videos caught my attention not just for creativity but existential need for attention, even if it's just 15 seconds. It got me thinking about us humans so I wrote a little poem thingy down, something I rarely do. Enjoy. Or not. Whatever. Heheh.

The human.
Looking for connection.
Longing for meaning.
Looking past the trap of purpose.
Knowing the looking is also striving.

Too distracted to sit with the being.
Hating the distraction while swiping for more.
Feeling an infinite consciousness trapped in a stimulus response machine.
Understanding the feeling is also not true.

Questioning the true true.
Taking responsibility seriously while the result is not serious.
Overwhelmed by the connection to everyone and everything.
The suffering, the joy... needing a tribe.

While shunning tribalism.
The answers, as always, are not out there.
They are right here, right now, within.
As we ground ourselves and connect to our being...

We find ourselves in everyone and everything.
We are the same matter, the same vibrations, the same distortion.
We are the universe understanding itself.
No wonder we are so confused.

Knowing yourself means knowing others.

I don't know your story, but mine is simply to create a world we all want to live in. Do you like that story also? Want to join me in it? Do you have a better one I should join? Can we even define "should" without a good story?

Luke Stokes is the Managing Director for the Foundation for Interwallet Operability as well as the Interim Executive Director for the EOS Foundation. He's passionate about voluntary systems of governance and has been involved in bitcoin since early 2013. He's been a witness for the Steem blockchain since early 2018 and a custodian for eosDAC, a community-owned EOSIO Block Producer and DAC Enabler, since its inception. With a computer science degree from UPENN, he built, bootstrapped and co-founded the shopping cart software company FoxyCart over a ten year period and is now focused on blockchain technology as a means to create a world we all want to live in. He currently lives in Puerto Rico with his wife and three children and enjoys discussing everything from philosophy, to consciousness, to voluntaryism, to love and awakening. lukestokes.info UnderstandingBlockchainFreedom.com fio.foundation eosdac.io

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My girlfriend @tammyfit95 is in love with the thing, I wonder if someday we'll have a viral Dapp like that here on Steem, Appics seems to be slowly but steadily going that way but at the end of the day, it is all about promotion.

Maybe a couple of huge YouTubers (talking about millions of subcribers) is all we need to start reaching critical mass to start the domino effect :)

I can recall reading about it, and as I understood it, you could purchase stickers to send to the creators, and those could be exchanged by the creator for cash. After being involved with blockchain for so long, I reflexively asked why not just make a token? I think it might have to do with getting around the crypto ban in China and the classification of digital tokens as securities.

No, i didn't know Tiktok had a coin. Thanks for this post, i got music on #Tiktok ,but never made it, downloading it to my "old" smartphone :P
Luke, could u check for Music from "Luca1777" like e.g. "More Light, more Life, more Love" or "Stop spraying chemtrails" or "Trap" ....and tell me if you find it on Tiktok...that would be awesome, thanks.
I like your conscious poem, and maybe you can see from the title of my tracks, i am trying to help building a world we wanna live in, too ;)
Gotta see if Tiktok works on my phone ;)
Enjoy your sunday!