Introducing the modern-day Xanadu: Satoshi Island. But with less Olivia Newton-John dancing around on a beach (I haven’t seen the film, but it sounds like it should probably have a beach in it*), and more sunburnt blokes in socks and sandals complaining about the Wi-Fi speed. Heaven on Earth. The first of its kind, Satoshi Island is a private island in Vanuatu setting out to be the world’s first cryptocurrency economy — the official home for crypto ‘professionals and enthusiasts’. They’ve just announced the beginning of construction of the 800-acre sustainable smart city, which will run on a decentralized financial system and include a mix of resort-style villas for vacationing and smart homes and offices for those looking to make Satoshi Island their new home. Although, by the looks of it, they’ll be living in what appear to be transparent shipping containers all stacked atop one another, so I hope they like seeing their neighbours in the nude. Overall, it’s hard to tell whether this is coolsh*t or cult sh*t. The voiceover on the video is so soothing that it becomes unsettling. However, this could be the secluded island paradise of dreams for those crypto bros who are more adept at picking up pool cues than social cues.
*Edit: I’ve now discovered that Xanadu isn’t about an island and I’ve completely made that up, but I refuse to re-write it.Read Original Story