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In Web3, Free (to Own) is Good

September 13th, 2022
Recently I’ve been excited about the opportunity for NFTs to unlock direct-to-consumer \*everything\* in ways that can bridge a tighter relationship between two parties. Where I’ve landed is that the value doesn’t rest solely on paid NFTs (“I pay to be a part of this”) but through free NFTs as well (“I am welcomed and asked to join this”). Time will tell but my hypothesis is the latter will be more effective in terms of fostering meaningful relationships. And can also help build a way bigger business. 
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Reprint || The Next Media Business: Talent, Reputation and Lessons from Record Labels

May 24th, 2022
This piece was originally published on May 28, 2020.
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Crypto Soup

March 17th, 2022
When you think about crypto or web3 or \[insert fabulous marketing term here], you think about tokens. Tokens have been the foundation of each evolution and cycle of crypto, serving as the floorboards for everything to build on top of. But in this process, we’ve yet to take a breath and ask ourselves whether our attention — and intention — is going to the right place.
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Crypto World Tour 2022: The Moving City of Friends

December 2nd, 2021
press play before you begin …
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America Onchain: "You've Got Scale?"

November 8th, 2021
press “play” before you begin…
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Web3's Great Gambit: Incentives for the Almost Impossible

October 4th, 2021
We do these things…
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Today's Web3 Communities: The McMansions of the Internet

September 15th, 2021
We are entering the age of living online. An increasing number of people have employment that exists only online. We have meaningful relationships that are primarily or even only online. It should not be surprising that a growing number of us -- especially we who are most intensely online -- are embracing the concept of ‘owning’ online things. A belief in the value of NFTs is a logical extension of the vitality of online experience and existence. 
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Hip Hop, Blogs and NFTs: Unbundling, Remixing and Reintegrating Media (NFT Drop)

July 20th, 2021
(this post includes a visual Edition of the article by Jack Butcher. all proceeds go to the Mint Fund)
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Reputation in Web3: Ships Built on the Great Flood

June 17th, 2021
Implicit in the name ‘Web3’ is the expectation of replacement. In technology, versions are successors. When the new model comes out, we upgrade and the older one is replaced and forgotten.
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