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1/ What do memes, shitposting, #NO2X and “community” have to do with one another? Riffing on @spencernoon’s community thread from yesterday a little.
2/ If blockchains are network organization tools, one of the most important answers to “why decentralize” is to eliminate the distinction between network owners and network participants.
3/ When networks have owners who are separate from participants, at some point incentives diverge. In the case of network businesses like Amazon or Facebook, this manifests as higher fees or more data capture to satisfy shareholders. @Kjer called this the “Extraction Imperative”
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This weekend we were in Istanbul for the first time in nearly a year. It was an eye-opening window onto a city that has lost hope, direction and energy. I have never sensed such melancholy before.
There were a number of interactions and observations that left me somewhat speechless. The first one was the prices. Turkey might be putting out statistics which suggest 10-12% inflation but that is unbelievably optimistic.
Everything was between 50% and 100% more expensive than last year. From a haircut to a cola, from a “kumru” to dry cleaning, prices had shot up phenomenally. The only thing that has stayed the same seems to be taxi fares.
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