December 26th, 2021

This year has been wild and wonderful, so I wanted to document some of my favorite moments and make some predictions for what next year might hold. Enjoy!

2022 Predictions

  • In hindsight, 2021 turns out to be the “Eternal September” of Web3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September
  • Twitter leans heavily into Web3, we get to experience NFTs integrated directly into a social media platform which causes all sorts of shifts in thinking, consciousness, and experience.
  • The Ethereum Merge occurs, but later than June.
  • The environmental concerns over ETH are finally put to rest, but the haters just refocus the narrative to it being a ponzi scheme and MLM and artist’s work being stolen.
  • It’s the year of Layer 2, with more direct onramping/offramping from Layer 2: https://learn.rainbow.me/a-beginners-guide-to-layer-2-networks
  • Reports that Apple is beginning to work on something crypto related (won’t be released for another 3-5 years though).
  • A DAO buys a major company.
  • There will be a trend of DAOs/communities leaving or not using Discord or at the very least diversifying their community spaces.
  • A decentralized twitter, discord, etc does NOT make any meaningful ground.
  • A prominent US politician or world leader will change their name to an ENS domain OR begin using crypto/NFTs in a highly visible way.
  • The “Crypto Bros” narrative will weaken dramatically.
July 20th, 2021

This essay was written in collaboration with GPT-3. I provided the initial paragraph and served as the editor, GPT-3 did most of the thinking. Many people are writing about DAOs, but I wanted to read what a non-person had to say about them.

July 4th, 2021

Using hexadecimal and MyEtherWallet, you can encode permanent messages onto the Ethereum blockchain. People will then be able read these messages on Etherscan if they know where and how to look.

Step 1:

Go to a text to hexadecimal conversion tool and convert the message you would like to send. Make sure to swap the two fields so that you're converting text to hex. When you swap the fields, a selector will appear below that you can use to ensure no spaces are included in the final hex output:

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May 10th, 2021

Today I’m excited to share that I’m joining the Rainbow.me team as their in-house content creator & community manager.

I had been interviewing at traditional tech companies the past few weeks and received several offers, but none of them felt quite right for me. Nothing excited me like the projects I was seeing in the Ethereum space.

I decided to take a risk, turn down my offers, and pursue a position within crypto instead. I already had relationships in the industry because I was involved as a passionate hobbyist, so I tweeted that I was open for work:

May 1st, 2021

I will never forget March 12, 2021. It was the day that I fell in love with Crypto. Up until then, I was just casually interested. This is the story of how it happened...

To start, I live in the southern united states. According to Google Search data, my area is one of the places in the united states with the least amount of interest in crypto.

No one I know in my physical proximity uses crypto.

April 23rd, 2021

“There is a part in each of us which holds fast to the old truth: either you are the hunter or you are the prey. Learn which you are. Act accordingly. Your life depends upon it.” ― from The Power by Naomi Alderman

I've worked at companies over the years that claimed to have flat structures. They would proudly declare, "we're not into hierarchy here!"

It sounded nice in theory, but it was never true. There was always a hierarchy that remained hidden. The opaque nature of power in these environments made them difficult to work in and proved to be fertile soil for bad things to grow.

A similar dynamic can be seen outside of the workplace. In American society, there is a false sense of equality and equal opportunity. We choose to ignore the heavy layers of class and social status blanketing our lives because acknowledging them can be uncomfortable.