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.
Passport Update, Independence and Interoperability, Web3 Use Cases
An update on Passport, why independence and interoperability matter to creators, and where Web3 technologies could actually be useful.
NPM Sabotage, Convenience Matters, Moxie Marlinspike on Web3
The sabotage of a Node.js package shows both the danger of supply chain attacks and the allure of convenience; this is a lesson being learned by Web3.
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 Creator Opportunity, The Value of Abundance, TV and Sports Follow-up
It is fine to be excited about web3, but it doesn’t seem right to deny the real opportunities already afforded by the Internet. Plus, tying up loose ends on TV and sports.
Adobe Max, Photoshop on the Web, Photoshop and NFTs
Adobe Max suggested that Adobe is finally starting to build its products as a service, not just selling them that way. Plus, Photoshop on the Web leans into Photoshop’s complexity, and Photoshop’s NFT authenticity feature is compelling.
Apple’s iPhone Event, Apple and California, Additional Notes
Apple’s iPhone event wasn’t particularly interesting, but that’s a compliment to the iPhone’s power in the market and strength in the market. If only Apple’s platform governance were as good.
Apple’s Point-of-View, NFTs and Status, NFTs and Standard Formats
More from Apple about why they chose the approach to scanning for CSAM that they did; then, why NFTs reliance on standard formats makes them more valuable, not less.
Non-Fungible Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, like Dave Chappelle, is leveraging the power of the Internet to take control of their art.
Nonfungible Tokens, NBA Top Shot, The Creation of Consumption
NFTs are useful not simply because they are unique, but because they are an easy-to-understand way to understand the importance of blockchains.