KarthikDR Thanks for the welcome 🙂
I have mostly focused on privacy stuff. People would ask me about intuitions regarding privacy, because many startups want to find a way of maintaining some privacy-orientiation in their product without investing too much money. Some people would ask me "what exactly is privacy" or "is it worth investing a lot in privacy" with the intent of avoiding it somehow.
My typical answer would be: the legal definitions of privacy are quite vague so if there is some way of pinpointing what privacy should mean for your product that is great. Oftentimes that requires you to come up with a somewhat arbitrary definition of privacy which does not stray far from GDPR's - every privacy-oriented startup in existence has its own understanding of the term*. (I also did a bit of research to see whether there was a one-fits-all definition. There wasn't.)
Regardless, if you are able to pinpoint a definition, and then figure out a way to measure it somehow, that's when you would have "tangible privacy". And the important thing is that your user-base likes your tangible-privacy definition, so you can even use it for marketing or monetize it. The rest of it is following the laws and saying that you do so (as with GDPR, for instance).
Bottom Line: Since you are legally bound to do something about privacy, why not do a bit more than the legal minimum and be ethical + cover costs at the same time?
Some people would see this as a very pragmatic and possibly a bit unethical approach, because no level of privacy should be "sold", but I believe this actually structures the discussion around privacy (structure is greatly missing) and raises awareness.
Besides privacy I have also looked a bit into NFTs in one occasion, specifically contemplating their "artificial-scarcity" element and whether it is a socially-progressive thing or not. Here in the EU there are startups that want to be highly progressive (even if it's just marketing) but also use crypto, and for some reason there seems to be some tension between the two..
*) I only dealt with EU-based or EU-focused startups.