What Is the Evolution of Crypto Going to Be?
What Is the Evolution of Crypto Going to Be?

What Is the Evolution of Crypto Going to Be?

If cryptocurrency is only about moonshots and individual financial freedom, it seems that the bar has been set very low. In fact, financial freedom tends to encourage the same bad financial behavior we have seen in TradFi. I think there is a real opportunity for Web3, crypto, and blockchain tech to present bonafide uses and solutions to everyday problems and concerns. One way to capture this shift is to ask: What if cryptocurrencies were primarily not a means to passive income?


What Chuck E. Cheese Can Teach Us about Tokenomics

24 Jan 2023 5 minute read 2 comments Todd Mei PhD

(Chuck E. Cheese is an American chain pizza restaurant and family entertainment center that has its own tokens for games and amusements.) The short answer is that a tokenomics can only work as long as it takes the provision of user utility seriously...

Are Coin Launches a Thing of the Past?

19 Jan 2023 9 minute read 0 comments Todd Mei PhD

Houston, we may have a problem . . . The heyday of the crypto boom (pre-2022) featured hundreds of on-chain projects promising trustless utility, pie-in-the-sky autocompounding interest rates, and the wishful possibility of investing in a native coi...

Breaking Bad Brings Out Crypto’s True Potential

14 Jan 2023 9 minute read 0 comments Todd Mei PhD

  On the Road from Speculative Gain to Utility Original photo from Lam Yik/Bloomberg via Getty Images on Vox; creative license by author This article is the first in a series covering what we at 1.2 Labs call THE NEW TOKENOMICS. Though shamefully, t...

Lessons to Learn from Axie & STEPN: Web3 Finance and the Future

4 Jan 2023 9 minute read 1 comment Todd Mei PhD

Continuing on the topic of real utility from the previous blog, there's a lot that can be learned from the phenomena of GameFi and FitFi ecosystems. In a nutshell, they seem like a brilliant idea. Instead of paying to use an exercise tracking app or...

An Overview of Crypto Evolution

21 Dec 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Todd Mei PhD

You’ve probably heard of the technological adoption curve where a technology — despite how innovative and useful it might be — will not be successful unless it can be widely adopted. Wide adoption entails (a) real utility, (b) easy use and access, an...