December 19th, 2021

In 1999, BBC Newsnight taped an iconic interview of David Bowie. During the conversation, the interviewer asked a question about the impact the internet would have on art and content.

David Bowie responded with an incredibly insightful prognosis on how the future of content would play out:

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential for what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable…

The actual context and state of content [on the internet] is going to be so different to anything we can envisage at the moment, where the interplay between the user and the provider will be so in sympatico it’s going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about.”

— David Bowie, 1999 BBC Newsnight

November 8th, 2021

Over the past year and a half, I – like many others – have gone deep down the crypto rabbit hole. After casually trading for a number of years, I began digging a few layers deeper by reading posts and Twitter threads from Chris Dixon, which led to sifting through A16Z’s Crypto Cannon. Before I knew it, I was diving down the literal RabbitHole, acquiring digital assets across far too many wallets and exchanges, feeling distracted by the constant notifications from Twitter/Telegram/Discord, and spending my weekends figuring out how in the world to buy promising, esoteric assets that are difficult to acquire in the US like Arweave.

For folks like myself who are prone to diving headfirst into tech rabbit holes, it’s become impossible to ignore the substantive activity happening on the frontiers of crypto. Over the past year, Web3 certainly became a more frequent topic of conversation as terms like decentralization, NFT, and DeFi became part of the tech vernacular. Many people (myself included) have now gained a level of understanding to make the transition from viewing crypto as a speculative world of assets with little underlying value to the next computing platform shift. What’s most exciting to me is it feels like the pioneers of our day are building on the frontier of Web3.

I plan on writing about Web3 more frequently going forward. The goal of my posts is to explore the frontiers of crypto and blockchain technology through the lens of specific projects that make me excited about the future. The plan is to spend more time writing about earlier stage, low market cap crypto assets, DAOs, NFTs, and other projects on the bleeding edge of Web3 innovation. I’ll caveat that by saying I may write about some more established projects (as I do in this post) if they play into important trends shaping Web3 today.

The beauty of writing publicly is I can create personal accountability and a regular cadence around codifying my thoughts on the space, while sharing and collaborating with other folks in the crypto community. Also, the hope is I’ll be able to surface some exciting projects for those following along. Feel free to DM me on Twitter if you’re interested in connecting to trade notes and collab!