An interview with Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong about FTX, the value (or not) of crypto, and whether or not this current downturn is different.
The NYT-SBF Interview, Sharp China on China Protests and the Path to Re-Opening
No one should believe anything that SBF says: the one thing we know for sure is that FTX committed fraud. Then, Sharp China covers China’s protests and the rocky path to re-opening.
What Elon Musk got wrong about Twitter, journalists and VCs got wrong about FTX, and Peter Thiel got wrong about crypto and AI — and why I made many of the same mistakes along the way.
Nvidia In the Valley
Nvidia is in the valley in terms of gaming, the data center, and the omniverse; if it makes it to future heights its margins will be well-earned.
Nvidia Warning, Nvidia vs. TSMC, Ethereum Miners vs. the Merge
Nvidia released an earnings warning that was bad on the surface and even worse in the details; one of the reasons to be bearish is the Ethereum Merge.
Musk Makes Twitter Bid; Facebook AR Plans; An Interview with Adam Mosseri About Creators, Blockchains, and TikTok
Notes on Elon Musk’s Twitter bid, why Facebook’s AR efforts may be too early, and an interview with Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri about creators, blockchains, and TikTok
Facebook and Google Block Russian State Media, Crypto Exchanges and Sanctions
Facebook and Google bans probably don’t make much of a difference in the short-term, but will be a challenge in the long-term. Then, the structure of crypto drives a different response.
OpenSea, Web3, and Aggregation Theory
OpenSea is positioned as another Aggregator, which is evidence that Web 3 is a layer on top of the Internet, not a replacement.
The Great Bifurcation
Tracing the evolution of tech’s three eras, and why the fourth era — the Metaverse — is defined by its bifurcation with the physical world.
ConstitutionDAO, The Need for Trust, Memes and Reality
ConstitutionDAO is an interesting project to buy a physical good as a community; what is particularly interesting is what it says about the power of actualizing memes