The Glyph

Onchain Stories.

*When I refer to Ethereum, I always mean Ethereum and its wider superchain ecosystem including the various L2s and applications.

In Interstellar, Cooper (the protagonist) jumps through time in the final tesseract scene, accessing infinite time and space. Similar to the concept of time in Interstellar, there is only one linear immutable timeline on Ethereum. Exploring and traversing this timeline will unlock understanding of user behaviors and the provenance of assets pinned on it. A source of truth. A time machine.

The Glyph is a hypersub, video series, farcaster channel, and collection of essays dedicated to uncovering the dynamic world of Ethereum and the superchain through a narrative approach focused on onchain insights and lore. Ultimately the goal is to emphasize the unique and powerful features of crypto and to teach viewers and readers how to appreciate them. Show why crypto needs to be seen and understood, not buried behind abstractions.

Weak technologies adapt to the world as it currently exists. Strong technologies adapt the world to themselves. Progress depends on strong technologies. Your thumbs will learn. - Chris Dixon

The core concept of the video series is to reveal the immutable hidden stories that surface by exploring onchain transactions. Each episode will focus on tracing transactions using block explorers to weave together stories and reveal compelling narratives that not only educate but also captivate the audience. The series aims to bring to light the intricate social graph and attached pseudonymous sovereign identities that are inherent in the provenance of Ethereum assets.

What sets The Glyph apart is its foundation on absolute truths and undeniable data. This approach offers a new perspective on storytelling within the crypto space, making complex concepts accessible and engaging to a wider audience (albeit still a crypto native audience for now). The series will also serve as an educational resource for those interested in the inner workings of Ethereum and the concept of provenance. I anticipate that the series will not only educate but also inspire viewers to explore this fascinating world that intersects finance, art, collectors, tech, provenance, social graphs, and identity.

Who should watch.

If you’re a general crypto enthusiast, a newcomer curious about the Ethereum ecosystem, or someone intrigued by the intersection of crypto and storytelling, this series is for you. Expect to be educated, inspired, and enticed. You might also find some alpha.

A call for support.

The Glyph can become an integral part of broadening Ethereum’s adoption and understanding its multifaceted use cases.

If you enjoyed the first episode, and wish to help elevate The Glyph to its full potential, your support by minting will be much appreciated and help cover some production costs, in-depth research, and marketing efforts.

All episodes and the commemorative NFT are free to mint onchain on Base.

  • If you are a founder or team member of a crypto project, DM me for sponsorship details.

    • We can collaborate on certain stories, work together to contextualize your contracts on Once Upon, and delve deeper into narratives associated with your protocol/contract/project.

    • Committed Sponsors

  • For indirect individual support.

    • Purchase a pixelglyph.

    • Subscribe to this newsletter and Mint this entry for free.


Closing thoughts.

I'm buzzing with excitement about this project and can’t wait to share these stories with the community. Stay tuned for updates, sneak peeks, and more. Let's explore the uncharted territories of Ethereum – one story at a time.

  • Shout out to Jordan Messina and Once Upon for the ongoing support.

  • Thank you Jesse Pollak for the interest and the grant. Nobody is pushing the limits of onchain more than the team at Base.

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