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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 →
Digital identification is one of the most interesting Web3 use cases, and many consider the concept central to the evolution of Web3. In theory, each of us would have a non-transferable token known as a self-sovereign ID (SSI) or a decentralized ID (DID). These smart contracts would allow us to control our data destiny, deciding for ourselves what data we wished to share with others. 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 →

A Tale of Two NFTs

I can't help but think back to the middle of 2000 when any mention of the web or the internet or even the hint of a dot-com would get you laughed out of every VC’s office. The internet was alive and well and growing strong, but Wall Street was angry at itself for getting caught up in a bubble of its own making, and it took a year or two for financiers to collectively come to their senses and start investing again. 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 →

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