Op-ed

NFTs Have the Potential to Crack Royalties and Give More Value to Artists

Music is part of my monthly budget. Pre-pandemic this included live music, some vinyls on the side, not to mention subscriptions to the streaming platforms. During the pandemic it’s been Bandcamp Fridays, NFTs, and monthly donations through Patreon to support the venues and communities that are the soul of New York City  — that comprise …

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“Rich Getting Richer in PoS Chains:” By Chainflow’s Chris Remus

Stake’s Not Decentralized (Yet?) There’s a lot of excitement in the staking economy these days. Existing staking networks are starting to attract developers and users. Staking networks continue launching at a fast pace. Staking token prices continue soaring in this current bull run. Yet this enthusiasm washes over an important weakness. Stake in these networks …

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“Crypto Wants to Be Seen,” Op-ed By Kayvon Tehranian

Last year, my team and I set out to create a  marketplace that leveraged crypto to give creators a direct stake in the rising value of their work.  Going into it, we knew it would be a challenge to build a platform that was easily accessible to a non-crypto audience. Most creators—and the audiences who …

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Why I Won’t Sell my AMC Stocks Unless You Pry Them From My Cold Diamond Hands

At one point I was down as much as $300 on the 71 AMC shares I bought on Wednesday at the hyper-inflated price of $14.07 each. These hands are adamantium. I’m never selling, at least not until my future grandchildren can go watch Avengers 28 at the newest AMC theater on the moon.  Let me be …

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We Need to Re-Think Decentralized Governance

A Token Doesn’t Make You Decentralized. So What Does? On Sept 17th, 2020, Uniswap air dropped 150M tokens — worth ~$450M at the time — to anyone who’d ever interacted with the protocol. Many viewed this as a move towards decentralization. In fact, The Defiant, perhaps my favorite publication in the space, wrote that day, …

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