Dr Alexia Maddox is a sociologist looking at how Australia could use emerging technologies such as Web3 in the future. He is a researcher at RMIT University’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, a world-first research centre looking at the social science of blockchain and all things Web3. The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to Dr Maddox for our new weekly series You, Me and Web3, which aims to examine, challenge and demystify the ideas behind the emerging industry by speaking to the people who live and breathe it. The series also explores how nascent tech might be able to reinvigorate Melbourne’s inner-city following COVID-19, including how Web3 technology could accelerate entrepreneurialism in the city. . . .