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October 6th, 2021

Originally published on Substack on July 10th, 2021.

I’ve been hearing about NFTs for about half a year now, and never really took an interest in them. I’d occasionally see some abstract pixel art or kitten cartoon on my Twitter feed, and to be honest, I thought it was almost pointless that people seemed to be spending money on them. I didn’t really understand what they were or why they mattered. That was also around the time when I started to learn how to create digital art, and most of the artists I was interacting with online were people my age who eschewed NFTs due to misconceptions about them. 

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been talking to more and more people in the crypto world (in large part thanks to On Deck Catalyst) and became much more interested in NFTs...especially how they are changing the game for artists.

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October 6th, 2021

Originally published on Substack on September 9th, 2021.

I came back to senior year of college this fall after a year and a half of being away from campus, and many aspects of the university experience that I used to think were normal are now hitting me in the face. Why do things have to be this way?

I’m certainly not the first person to point out flaws in higher education institutions, but it just feels so weird to be back after being away from this ecosystem. During my time away from school, I gained more exposure to the tech industry, learned a lot more about the startup ecosystem, met really interesting people building in and around startups, and most recently, fell down the crypto rabbit hole. (Quick aside: Crypto Twitter is nuts. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such electric energy in my 15-year lifetime on the Internet, and I’m so so lucky to be able to participate in it and watch it all unfold.)

Anyway, I came across Brian Flynn’s tweet about a month ago, and it’s been floating around in the back of my head for a little while.