April 2021 | Archive

April 2021 | Archive

I'm trying an experiment where I use Notion to save all of the interesting articles that I read this past month. Follow me at @blakeir (Updated: 5.01.2021)
11 in-game currencies you need to know about
Come for the creator, stay for the economy
Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool
Dominance Friction
Headless Brands
How to Eat an Elephant, One Atomic Concept at a Time
long feedback loops
Playing Different Games
Sam Hinkie Resignation Letter
Scarcity as an API
Spatial Software
Squad Wealth
This is Water by David Foster Wallace (Full Transcript and Audio)
What's going on here, with this human?
World Building
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ho Nam of Altos Ventures
2020 Letter to Shareholders
A beginner's guide to NFTs
A Media Ownership Model: Why Subscribe When You Can Invest?
After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again
always bet on text
An Interview with Ted Chiang
Are we too busy to enjoy life?
Ari Emanuel Takes on the World
Assuming Responsibility for Time
Beware of tight feedback loops
Bird’s new Platform program and the rise of the “business in a box"
China’s Exit to Year Zero
Conflict Vs. Mistake
Creator DAOs: An OS for Participation
Crypto Tokens and the Coming Age of Protocol Innovation
Demystifying NFTs
Embrace the Grind
emma chamberlain & the business of being relatable
ETH is Ultra Sound Money
Fat Protocols
George Saunders's Advice to Graduates
Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship
How Bill Hwang of Archegos Capital Lost $20 Billion in Two Days
How People Get Rich Now
How Randall Emmett Found Success in Hollywood
Inside Tiger Global’s Deal Machine
Introducing the next generation of dev tools
Is BlockFi the Future of Finance?
Is the Universe Discrete or Continuous?
It's time to unbundle Instagram
Jim O'Shaughnessy on Bitcoin, Investing Psychology, and the Secret to a Long-Lasting Marriage
Ketchup Shortage Creates New Market for All Your Old Packets
Mailbag #2
Multicoin Capital: Mega Crypto Theses
Naval Ravikant Will Make You More Intelligent with These Tiny Quotes Full of Incredible Wisdom
Nintendo’s Guiding Spirit
Non-Fungible Taylor Swift
Not So Lazy & Entitled Millennials : Aashay Sanghvi
Oh no. Oh no. Oh no no no. - For The Love
On art and business and context and mirrors
On Economic Growth
On Staking Pools and Staking Derivatives
Prediction Markets: Tales from the Election
Progress Delayed Is Progress Denied
Quick Overview Of The NFT Ecosystem - Zima Red
remembering that people aren’t problems to solve
Revenge Of The Winklevii
Riffs by Raph: Player-Driven Economies
Sci-Fi Writer or Prophet? The Hyperreal Life of Chen Qiufan
Solving the Yeezy Problem
Startups and TAMs
State Of Chinese Cloud - Part I
State of Chinese Cloud - Part II
Substack vs. DAOstack
Tencent Has No Dream
The Architecture Behind A One-Person Tech Startup
The beginner's guide to real-time payments
The Bull Case for Social Tokens
The Cult of CryptoPunks
The Democratization of Value
The Economics of a TikTok Creator
The fractionalization of NFTs will lead to better social tokens
The Market for User Research Platforms
The Multidisciplinary Approach to Thinking
The Mythology of Red Bull
The Non-Fungible Token Bible: Everything you need to know about NFTs
The Ponzi Career
The rise of the Fair Launch
The Shortness of Time
The Super League is the grim end game of the attention economy
The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Graham Duncan (#362)
The Wrestlers Fighting to Build a Chinese WWE
Tips for Creators Getting Into Crypto
Understanding Coinbase
Unwanted Corkpull
Use Google like a pro
Venture Fund Portfolio Construction
Vincent Chan: Inside PayPal
Vitalik's warlock probably deserved it
Walk as Spreadsheet
We already know blockchain's killer apps
What VCs Seek in a First Meeting
What's a SOC 2 certification?
What's happening to trust?
What’s Next in Computing?
When a billionaire surprises you with $8 million, no strings attached
Who Disrupts the Disrupters?
Whole Earth origin...
World Building and Antifragility
YouTube could soon equal Netflix in revenue
‘Satan Shoes,’ Nike Lawsuits and the Booming Sneaker Bootleg Market