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Hey Everyone 👋 ,
I wrote a piece in The Atlantic about social tokens, Web3, and how everyone is becoming an investor. Unsurprisingly, I also found a way to work in Taylor Swift. The piece explores the flip side of this phenomenon as well: if everyone is becoming an investor, everything—and everyone—becomes a potential investment. What does that mean, and are we sure it’s a good thing?
You can read the piece here:
The Atlantic has been my favorite publication for many years, so I’m excited to contribute something of my own. And hopefully the piece helps contextualize some of the major shifts happening in tech and in crypto for a broader audience. The public’s view of what’s happening is often that of meme stocks and multi-million-dollar JPEGs. But if you cut through the noise, there’s a massive and important sea change underway that I ultimately view as (spoiler alert) a positive force.
I’ll share a normal piece on Wednesday, as usual, but wanted to send out this one in the meantime. Have a great week!
Sources & Additional Reading
If you’re interested in these themes and want to learn more, some of my favorite people to follow are: Cooper Turley, Chris Dixon, Packy McCormick, Li Jin, Jesse Walden, Mario Gabriele, Tiffany Zhong, Andrew Steinwold, Linda Xie, Alex Masmej, Patrick Rivera, Fred Ehrsam, and 3LAU.
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