Host of The Work Ethic Podcast CEO of The Well Friend of the Poor
Pablo Picasso is widely quoted as having said that “good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Whether it's right-click save, copy and paste, or countless derivatives, there is much to celebrate about such beautiful and unchecked piracy. Below is an Open Edition NFT project that we dropped as a fundraiser for
Boredom, Grit, & Flow State
Date: July 2019 Subject: Jon Sanders Field: Information Technology In my interview with Jon Sanders a clear theme emerged related to learning, flow state, and his posture towards the unknown. Jon recounted story after story of learning new things and putting himself into situations that forced him to have to
Irvan Yalom is a renowned psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has made significant contributions to the field of existential psychology. One of his most influential concepts is that of the "existential givens," which refers to the fundamental aspects of the human experience that we all must confront at some point in
Paypal & Metamask
ConsenSys, a market-leading Web3 company announced that U.S. MetaMask users will be able to purchase crypto (ETH) from within the app using PayPal. MetaMask will be the first Web3 wallet to leverage PayPal to drive more successful on-ramp transactions. Initially available to select PayPal users in the U.S.
It's Only Waste if We Waste It
"Waste" is a term that is often used to describe materials or resources that are no longer useful or needed. The concept of waste, however, is a subjective one. What is considered "waste" is often dependent on cultural and societal values. Waste is only waste because we are wasting it.
Visa & Crypto
While this series has done its best to introduce readers to some of the basic concepts and intriguing projects we have found over the course of the year, it is also worth highlighting major brands that have taken the Web3 space very seriously. There are countless examples of big brands
The importance of being a pedestrian.
So we asked the AI ChatGPT to write and article on the importance of being a pedestrian and here is what it had to say! "Pedestrians, or individuals who travel on foot, often get a bad rap. They are sometimes seen as a nuisance to drivers and are frequently blamed
From the AI chatbot
Another amazing technology that is emerging alongside Blockchain, VR, AR, and the like is artificial intelligence. The OpenAI ChatGPT bot has been making quite a splash over the last week or so. You've probably seen some examples in your social media feeds. In case you are not familiar with what
Florida shouldn’t tolerate the killing of so many pedestrians
The following article was written by Robert Griendling and published as an opinion article in the Tampa Bay Times. The article communicated very real and existentially threatening challenges that are faced daily by local pedestrians. As Our own series is encouraging readers to 'be pedestrial' in both the literal and
COIN | A Founder's Story
On Friday, Amazon Prime unveiled a new documentary – Coin: A Founder’s Story – charting Coinbase’s ascent to America’s largest crypto exchange, as well as the backstory of how the company was built by CEO Brian Armstrong. Coinbase has played a substantial role in making cryptocurrency accessible and safe
Hurricanes & Neighborliness
This week was almost entirely monopolized by preparations for Hurricane Ian. While Tampa was once again spared a direct hit, the threatening storm closed almost all businesses and sent everyone into prep mode. Storms, like other times of crisis, really expose something inside of people. Some of us become selfish
Big Green DAO
In the mid 90s, two brothers started building on a new technology called ‘the internet.’ Their idea was simple: create an online version of the Yellow Pages called Zip2. People were skeptical to say the least. During one particularly heated meeting with a 50 something year old owner of the
The Sobriety of Suffering & The Protest of Memory
In a wonderful (and difficult) book called The Way of Suffering, Jerome Miller begins his geography of crisis by reflecting on memory. He observed that memory takes place at a sub-conscious level. We do not make decisions about what we do and do not remember on a day to day
VeeFriends & a16z
Andreessen Horowitz (aka a16z), a venture capital firm founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology and the next internet. With more than $7.6 billion raised across four funds, the a16z crypto fund invests in web3 companies
The following is adapted from ethereum.org 🚀Soon, the current Ethereum Mainnet will merge with the Beacon Chain proof-of-stake system. ⛏This will mark the end of proof-of-work for Ethereum, and the full transition to proof-of-stake. 🌱This sets the stage for future scaling upgrades including sharding. 🌳The Merge will reduce Ethereum's
Organization Spotlight While traveling abroad in 2015, Cameron Macleish continually witnessed the omnipresence of grocery store dumpsters brimming with copious amounts of untouched nutritious food. Macleish found himself suddenly aware of the brutal truth that companies were sending wholesome foods to landfills rather than supplying it to the ever-growing food
DAO it for Free!
This series has always been intended to introduce and engage readers with the Web3 space in general. This particular article is quite specifically aimed at introducing and utilizing a few tools to engage readers with some of the ideas we have covered already. One of the challenges for many folks
The Network State
Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) is an angel investor, tech founder, and author of The Network State. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he is an early investor in many successful tech companies and crypto protocols, including Alchemy, Ava Labs, Bitcoin, Cameo, Chainlink, Clubhouse, Dapper Labs,