August 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: 9.06.2021)
'The Bet' by Anton Chekhov
** How Figma’s multiplayer technology works
5 Lessons from China's Internet Companies
90% Of the Way to Mars
After Afterpay
Against Optionality.
Alex Haley Interviews Cassius Clay
All Wedges Are Not Created Equal
Another the Letter
APIs for the rest of us
Aravind and the Choice of Great Achievement
Art Blocks: One of the Most Unique Platforms in NFTs
Axie Infinity Has Beaten Even Ethereum in Network Fees Thanks to its Sidechain
Building a $12B Public Company: In Conversation with Olivier Pomel, CEO, Datadog
Building Everdale, Supercell's "peaceful" multiplayer mobile game
Business Lessons From Other People's Jobs
But, will it make the boat go faster?
Case Study: The Fall of Rick Guerin
China's ‘Big Tech crackdown’: A guide – SupChina
China’s new gaming underclass
China’s Sputnik Moment?
Collectivizing Finance: Why The Future of VC is Multiplayer
Compounding Crazy
Crypto: Parallels to Packet Switching
CryptoPunks: Digital Collectibles as Stores of Value - by Punk Capital
Culture as counterculture
Curators All the Way Down
Cybernetic Drives Towards Referential Objects
DAOJ: 2 - NounsDAO
Diaries of an Accidental Art Addict
Dots, Not Lines
Everdale by Supercell
Flavours of On-Chain SVG NFTs on Ethereum
For Trade: One $PAPER/$CLIP
FTX Trilogy, Part 1: The Prince of Risk
FTX Trilogy, Part 2: Speedrun
FTX Trilogy, Part 3: The Everything Exchange
George Saunders's Advice to Graduates
Have you hugged a concrete pillar today?
How Coinbase Ventures Became One Of Crypto’s Busiest VCs
How did people sleep in the Middle Ages?
How Hyperinflation in Venezuela Led to Clan Warfare in Old School RuneScape
How to Remember What You Read
I no longer believe that it’s possible to achieve extremely high productivity sustained over long periods of time working on difficult projects alone, so now I spend the majority of my working time co-working with my friends over video in my virtual gather.town office
Inside The Coronavirus Haul Of A Wall Street Whiz Kid
Investing in Marketplaces with Sarah Tavel and Nabeel Hyatt
Is the future of coffee in your freezer?
Keeping your slice of the pie - The Startup Founder's Guide to Equity
Leveling Up Networking for A Multi-Game Future
Living Spectacle
Mohnish Pabrai: What I've Learned From Warren and Charlie
My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since the 1990s
Nancy Pearl's Rule of 50 for dropping a bad book
New Internet logic
NFT's as Keys (01)
Punks, Squiggles, and the Future of Generative Media
Roblox CEO Dave Baszucki believes users will create the metaverse
Roblox: Gaming, the Creator Economy, and the Metaverse
Rock, Paper, Scissors Says GO!
Seneca, Art Blocks and Sustainable Communities
Social Media Use and Its Connection to Mental Health: A Systematic Review
Solana Summer
Sticking With The Plan
Supercell's Everdale: a Genre Definer or a Pretty-Looking Social Appointment System?
The Crypto Future of Work
The Dawn of Consumer Crypto
The Day You Became A Better Writer
The Feynman Learning Technique
The Game Prototype That Had to Be Banned by Its Own Studio
The Hard Work of Being a Fan Account
The Hype Subsidy – Why Early Hype is Dangerous in Consumer Social
The IKEA Effect
The insides of pro bowling balls will make your head spin
The next big thing will start out looking like a toy
The Opening
The Pandemic Year Marked a Turning Point in Climate Change
The Rise of Long-Form Generative Art
The Strongest Crypto Gaming Thesis
The three-or-four-hours rule
The Token Society
Transcript of President Dwight D. Eisenhowers Farewell Address (1961)
Tyler Cowen is the best curator of talent in the world
Want Cheap Hermès Birkin? Take A Look at Alibaba’s Judicial Auction
What is Cryptomedia?
When $114M in CryptoPunks Sell, So Do Other NFT Projects
Why games became luxury fashion’s NFT on-ramp
Why Twitter’s New Interface Makes Us Mad