on the blockchain

Reputation in Web3: ships built on the great flood.

“If anything, it seems like crypto has made the ‘old’ centralized social networks, especially Twitter, more central than ever. How many influencers have used their followers to make an easy leap into crypto sales? How many important projects have used […]

fun facts

The anxiety of influencers.

Writing for Harper’s Magazine, Barrett Swanson spent a few days in a Los Angeles mansion for TIkTok influencers called Clubhouse For the Boys. “Also known as content houses or TikTok mansions, collab houses are grotesquely lavish abodes where teens and […]

retail therapy

Amazon sues counterfeiters

Sorry influencers, using Tiktok and Facebook to drive traffic to your counterfeit products on Amazon’s marketplace isn’t going to fly. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

When advertising isn’t enough.

A presentation from a16z general partner Connie Chan. “Believe it or not, we’re still in the early days of the internet. And even though it originated in the U.S., countries like China – that leapfrogged the infrastructure phase to go […]