Explorations of the emerging crypto-economic models and their potential implications

In Defense of Cryptoeconomics

5 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Are there shortcomings? Yes. Can it be a better outcome? Yes. A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post called Cryptoeconomic Governance Shortcomings where I did my best to analyze the paper Cryptoeconomics as a Limitation on Governance, by Dr. Na...

The Dangers of Conclusion Jumping

4 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Turns out it’s a habit. One worth changing. “One in five Americans spends more time planning their upcoming vacation than they do their financial future” according to Carmen Sanchez, the professor who wrote People Who Jump to Conclusions Show...

Integrated Organizational Alignment

3 Nov 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Getting DAOs-or any large organization- to execute effectively as a team is about integration. That only comes with a clear strategy. Learn from my mistakes. One of the many mistakes I’ve made as CMO at Gtmhub is in an over-reliance on OKRs as...

Meme-Driven Culture

2 Nov 2021 2 minute read 2 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: already happening at the edges of society, meme marketing will get professionalized After reading Fred Wilson’s post, Meme Investing, I’ve been continuing my dive into The Meme Economy with posts such as On Value, Memes, and Belief Bitcoin and...

Check Your Token Permissions

29 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

If you’re a MetaMask user, it might be a good idea to double check your token permissions with this tool. Over time, permissions build up for which dApps have access to your MetaMask and given the Discord NFT hack of the Creature Toadz community,...

Thank You for Having Multiple Jobs

28 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: The employers of the future who ask for you “full-time” are probably going to lose. I was catching up on my blog feeds the other day and came across this one from Fred Wilson, Working Multiple Jobs, where he told the story of an engineer who h...

Bitcoin and Memes

27 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: A beginning exploration of the role of memes in our economy and culture. I was at my son’s soccer game the other day. It was actually the day that Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $66k. There were 2 others at the game who have, to some exten...

Gold doesn’t scale, but it does get seized

26 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

A strong reminder that if you’re going to have a “universal’ store of value for people to protect their wealth, they need to be able to keep it safe and secure from all comers.

Bitcoin and the Fiscal Reckoning

25 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

One of the toughest parts about the Bitcoin thesis is what it means for the US dollar and what it means for the US role in the world. I’ve long said, “I’d rather be wrong about Bitcoin than right, but I don’t think I’m wrong.” The reason why is outli...

The Metaverse Wars

22 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

The other day I received an email to a “Metaverse Festival” hosted by Kraken, an exchange, happening in Decentraland (here’s the exact location) right now. The previous day I had seen an article stating that Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to...