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Midjourney - boy looking towards the future
I have two slides at the end of most of my presentations. One is my investible theses for the upcoming year and the other is stuff that has my attention. As we head into 2023, I thought it might be fun to look at a deck from 2018 and see if I got any of it right five years ago. I'll let you be the judge. Continue Reading →

The Top 10 Stories of 2022

Top 10
As 2022 winds down, I thought it would be fun to review the 10 most popular stories by page views on shellypalmer.com. Obviously, 2022 was a transitional year for crypto, the world of decentralized finance, Web3 and the metaverse. It was also "the" year of AI. These stories reflect those trends, although some of the topics may surprise you. Continue Reading →

SBF Thoughts

Some people are using SBF's alleged crimes to indict the crypto industry writ large. It's easy to understand why. FTX was unregulated (because the government hadn't yet figured out how to regulate it), and this lack of regulation allowed SBF to do pretty much whatever he wanted; apparently, he had some very creative ideas about how to use other people's money. Continue Reading →

Sam Bankman-Fried Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), who some have dubbed "Sam Bankrun-Fraud," was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday after the U.S. filed criminal charges that it expects to unseal Tuesday morning. The disgraced founder of crypto exchange FTX (one of the world's largest) will likely be extradited to the U.S. Continue Reading →
AR Sports
Let's imagine the fan experience of the future. If there were no technological or financial restrictions, how would you want to attend a sporting event or a concert? What will "attending" evolve to mean? Continue Reading →

Apple Wants 30% of Gas Fees

According to Coinbase Wallet (a very popular cryptocurrency and NFT wallet), Apple would not approve an update to its app until it removed a feature that allowed users to transfer NFTs. Apple believes it is entitled to 30% of the transaction fees ("gas fees" in crypto parlance) paid to blockchain validators and miners whenever an NFT is sent from a Coinbase Wallet. Continue Reading →

Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins

The saying, "Not your keys, not your coins" is a truism amongst seasoned blockchain users. It means that if your private keys are not in your own digital wallet (preferably a hardware wallet), you do not actually own your cryptocurrency or NFTs or any other asset stored on a blockchain you believe you own. Continue Reading →
crypto
In the wake of the FTX implosion, everyone is talking about the pros and cons of cryptocurrency. This week, for clickbait reasons, it’s mostly the cons. Before you offer an opinion about cryptocurrency to your friends or consider formulating a cryptocurrency policy for yourself or your business, you should take a moment to understand that cryptocurrency “crypto” is a catchall phrase, and a lazy one at that. Continue Reading →
FTX Trading Ltd. CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has resigned. FTX.com (formerly the second-largest crypto exchange in the world), West Realm Shires Services Inc (FTX U.S.), Alameda Research Ltd., and approximately 130 additional affiliated companies (the FTX Group) have filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. John J. Ray III has been appointed CEO of the FTX Group. Even if you've never invested a penny in crypto (or even thought about it), the value destruction wrought by SBF is going to have an impact on how you spend your day. Continue Reading →

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