on the blockchain

All about yield farming

“This wave of hype is centered around “yield farming,” wherein investors chase massive profits by supplying liquidity to various interlocking on-chain financial protocols.” | learn more

on the blockchain

Polymarket prediction market in action

There’s a mini-scandal going on between Scott Alexander, pseudonymous author of the popular blog Slate Star Codex, and the New York Times that’s threatened to publish his real name (for no good reason). You can bet on whether NYT publishes […]

on the blockchain

Balaji on decentralized personal media corporations

Balaji Srinivasan has earned a second appearance in today’s newsletter. This is a presentation “on how the multiple concurrent crises of 2020 have led to further breakdowns in trust in both establishment media and social media, and how crypto could […]

on the blockchain

The crypto price-innovation cycle

From a16z: “Crypto cycles look chaotic, but over the long term they’ve generated steady growth of ideas, code, projects, and startups — the drivers of innovation.” | learn more

on the blockchain

Civil shuts down

This blockchain company, founded in 2016, had a lofty mission to create more trustworthy journalism. My favorite local news source, Block Club Chicago, runs on Civil’s platform. “Our grand experiment did not achieve its mission, but we did succeed in […]