Yesterday, while all eyes were (and are) on election results, a battle between two centralized cryptocurrency exchange owners suckerpunched the world of decentralized finance, destroying billions of dollars of market cap in the process. Continue Reading →
Imagine adopting an AI character: one that could think for itself, learn, and, um… obey you. Now, train it and put it in a world with other people's adopted AI characters. What you have is The Simulation: a new virtual world filled with subjugated AI characters. Continue Reading →
The problem with catch-all phrases is that they can mean anything to anyone. Imagine my excitement seeing this headline on TechCrunch this morning: "Disney launches web3 experience to celebrate 100 years of Disney music." Continue Reading →
Christie's, the 256-year-old British auction house, has launched its own NFT marketplace on Ethereum dubbed "Christie's 3.0." The new auction platform is fully automated and smart contract-driven from end-to-end. Said differently, Christie's 3.0 is "inspired by" (knocked off from) platforms like OpenSea and Sorare. Continue Reading →

Web3 is B.S.

A friend invited me to a dinner party. When we were introduced, the host asked what I did for a living, I answered, "I run a consulting practice focused on Web3 strategy and solutions," to which she responded, "Web3 is B.S. You don't even know what Web3 is." Continue Reading →

Abandoning The Mines

I decided to shut down my ETH mining operations a few hours before the Merge last night. It was getting close to midnight, and I didn't want my mining rigs grinding away at "nothing" in the middle of the night. So, with all due pomp and circumstance, I began an orderly, ceremonious abandonment of my mining operations. Continue Reading →