(read this post for more on attractors)
(or this one on strange attractors)
Proof of Stake as a Aizawa Attractor
Proof of Stake is cheaper to attack than to defend because proof of stake node operators stake capital + then run validators in order to protect that capital + the Ethereum network.
This enables a tight attractor for capital in the center secured by the algorithm to flow… protected by the POS capital.
Uniswap as a Lorenz Attractor
Capital in the Uniswap ecosystem is attracted to
- Liquidity Provider positions - which store tokens in an AMM
- Token Trading - in which users trade against the LPs to turn token X into token Y
Kleros as a Rössler attractor
Kleros, the decentralized court system, kind of resembles as Rössler attractor. Capital is attracted to derive some sort of truth by entering into a Kleros case, and most disputes are resolved in the primary attraction loop. But if a case is hard it can be pushed through several levels of disputes & appeals.
Gitcoin Grants as a Halvorsen attractor.
Capital rotates between
- Round Operators - who want to stimulate ecosystem development by allocating funds to what matters
- Grant Owners - who want to stimulate growth and funding of their projects
- Crowdfunders - who want to discover and fund what matters
Gitcoin Passport as a TSUCS1 attractor
With staking enabled in Gitcoin Passport + a good stamp verification system, a sybil resistent economy becomes cheaper to defend, then Passport may become a good attractor for sybil resistence.
Note: this sybil resistent attractor resembles the Proof of Stake as a Aizawa Attractor, but with less capital and a more complicated oracle problem + slashing conditions.