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#Chainlink is the first “middleware protocol” to cross a billion dollar valuation in this bull market, expect more to come.
On a side note, the $LINK army is crypto’s newest formidable social swarm.

Maybe I get extra exposed to it because of the “middleware protocols” thesis, but feels like it came out of nowhere...

Price precipitated or other catalyst?
To clarify, it’s the size of the “$LINK marines” that’s surprising.

I’ve been aware of Chainlink from Twitter pings re: my middleware post , @alexhevans at ETH SF, etc, but to be the 4th most discussed cryptoasset on Twitter (per @theTIEIO) is no joke )
Warrants a broader reflection on how “social armies” are crafted in crypto, and what’s most effective *for what,* as not all social armies work towards the same symbols of success.
I won’t go into that here, but it does bring Pierre Bourdieu to mind, who argued that while all action is self-interested, “much action can be carried out successfully only if its interested character goes misrecognized.” (Quote is David Swartz)
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