May 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: 6.02.2021)
99 Additional Bits of Unsolicited Advice
Bitcoin for the Open-Minded Skeptic
Building Products at Stripe
Caught in the Study Web
Crypto Tokens and the Coming Age of Protocol Innovation (2016)
Gamification of Chinese consumer tech (Abridged version)
Money, blockchains, and social scalability
Own the Internet
Temporary Social Media
The Day One Fan. A Change in Fandom
The Great Online Game
The New Frontier of Belonging
Why Decentralization Matters
"It's Not Cancel Culture — It's A Platform Failure."
1:1's & Corporate Anxieties
A beginner’s guide to DAOs
A Personal Board of Directors
About the Actual Writing Part
All hail King Pokémon!
Better Aligning Value Creation & Value Capture
Beyond Reason
Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner discuss tech, markets and more at the Sohn conference
Bitcoin Network Shaken by Blockchain Fork
BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content
Breaking new ground to IPO: The Procore Story
Building Parallel Financial Systems
Building Products at Airbnb
Building the World of Alex Danco's Newsletter
Classical Risk vs. Quantum Risk
Come for the NFT, stay for the Collectible
commitment / accountability
Crazy New Ideas
Crypto fundamentals and NFTs
Cryptonetwork Governance as Capital
DAOs, DACs, DAs and More: An Incomplete Terminology Guide
Designing for Buying: How to Break Through the Ceiling in Product-Led Growth
Does Amazon know what it sells?
E-Mail from Bill
Electric Capital Developer Report (2020)
Embedded Education - Fakepixels
Entropy: The Hidden Force That Complicates Life
Everlasting Options
Everything you need to know about DAOs
Failure Theory
Fierce Nerds
Fintech and Regulatory Arbitrage
Five Genuinely Useful Things Crypto Can Do In 2021
Five New Frontiers for NFTs
Fortnite’s Mastermind Goes to Battle With Apple
From Winner Take All to Win and Help Win
Fungible Non-fungibles: The Financialization of NFTs
Gamification is Dead. Long Live Applied Game Mechanics!
Grift is Good
How a pipe-smoking alien became the 'digital Mona Lisa'
How Food52 created a $100 million media empire
How the API economy is powering digital transformation
How to raise money before launch
Icon: The Untold Story Of Crypto Billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried
Interoperability and composability within Ethereum
Introducing Jel: the video game for work
Klarna: The $31B Snapchat of Personal Banking
Life’s Work: An Interview with Alex Honnold
Litquidity Capital Is the Meme King of Wall Street
Many-Winner Markets
Matter without Measure
Memo: The Pompliano Skillset
Metaphors Are Us
Mobile payments, mini-programs are key features of Chinese super apps
Navigating Consumption-Based Pricing with Mike Scarpelli, CFO of Snowflake
Nubank: Finding Brilliance in Brokenness
On Delightful Product Experiences
Our Journey Towards Cloud Efficiency | Airbnb Engineering & Data Science
Payment tech is motor oil.
Prabhakar Raghavan Isn’t CEO of Google
Progressive Decentralization: A Playbook for Building Crypto Applications
Protocols and Creator DAOs: Economic Flows and Cultural Products
Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech
Publishing on crypto
Ransomware Gangs: We Applied for a Job With One Online
Read Danny Meyer’s Motivating Speech on ‘the Irrelevancy of Being Right’
Reality has a surprising amount of detail
Royal Match - The New King from Turkey?
Shein: The TikTok of Ecommerce
Should consumer social founders raise funding off a TestFlight?
Sketch for a NFT-based media company
Sohn 2021 | John Collison in conversation with Dan Sundheim
Stanley Druckenmiller: “The greatest investors make large concentrated bets where they have a lot of conviction”
Stripe and Solid-State Economics
The Answer Is Not More Information
The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox
The creator attribution ratio
The Death of The Middle
The Defensibility of Middleware Protocols
The Economics of Pseudonymity
The Ethereum Bull Case with Su Zhu, Hasu, and special guest Cobie
The Frame Makes the Photograph
The Future of U.S. Grocery Delivery
The Layer 2 Gold Rush
The Limits to Blockchain Scalability
The Making of an Expert
The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen
The man who sold millions in counterfeit wine to rich collectors
The Most Important Scarce Resource is Legitimacy
The Myth of A-Players
The next revolution in commerce will be driven by the seller
The Next Social Graph: Splits, Supports and Attributions
The Price of Discipline
The Rise of “Reality Entrepreneurs”
The Truth About Mental Models with Shane Parrish
The twisted psychology of browser tabs—and why we can’t get rid of them
This DAO is here to $PARTY
Tiger Global and the Bear Case for Venture
Transcript: Chamath At StrictlyVC’s Insider Series (2015)
turning points
Uber's Crazy YOLO App Rewrite, From the Front Seat
what I talk about when I talk about not thinking
What is Cryptomedia?
What's Behind the Shopify Effect
What's Serverless?
When to Say “Yes” and “No”
Where do the Yields come from in Crypto? With Su Zhu and Hasu
Who Disrupts the Disrupters?
Whoever Generates the Demand Captures the Value
Why mentorship matters
World Building and Antifragility
Writing for business
Yes, experts will lie to you sometimes
You Can Only Maintain So Many Close Friendships
You can speedrun anything
you like books and think they are your friends