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26 Feb, 14 tweets, 3 min read
0. A thread of 100 half-baked NFT ideas & thoughts:
1. Maybe every cultural product - novel, film, poem, installation - ends up with a 1 of 1 NFT issued by the authentic creator. If issuance cost goes to 0, why not?

Maybe cultural products without an NFT become more valuable, a choice to forgo a digital version.
2. Maybe you can raise funds to support under-funded cultural institutions this way. Don't adopt a highway, buy an Opera house's NFT.
3. Maybe if you and your closest 10,000 friends are mad at a celebrity, raise money to buy their most valuable NFTs on the secondary market and send them to 0x000, destroying the NFT & depriving them of future trading revenue.
4. Maybe eventually creators work together to push their art in a certain direction, with the goal of creating trends that raise the price of NFTs they've purchased together.

A hedge fund + label + artists co-op.
5. An NFT that gives its owner the ability to mint a limited # of derivative NFTs, valuable for the verifiable link back to its "parent" and connection to the person who minted it. High-profile collectors seek them, since they are cultural "productive assets".
7. A NFT that’s a house in the metaverse, which you can fill with objects that are also NFTs. Selling the house NFT transfers possession of everything inside of it.
8. Maybe someone out there is already making the NFT equivalent of George Lucas’ famous toy licensing deal Image
9. Imagine how much money the early influential weird-twitter accounts would have made, if they had owned their work and been able to sell it.

Instead, @Twitter captured that value.

Imagine if NFTs existed when @Favstar was at its most popular.
11. An NFT that is a perpetual ticket to the artist's concerts
12. Peer to peer, fungible NFTs that could be used for internet commerce, or as a kind of "digital gold"
13. NFTs that commemorate some extreme feat, w/ a proof like a cryptographic signature from a witness (think: Guinness World Records).

The NFT for highest free solo climb, longest free fall, top land speed, etc.

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11 Mar
0. With NFTs and Eth's move to Proof of Stake in the news, I often see comments like:

"Eth has been promising to move to PoS for years, but..." or "Eth2, still under development, may launch in a year or two...."

But how many people realize that Eth2's PoS is already... live?
1. In December, the Ethereum community launched Eth2's Proof of Stake mechanism - it's called the Beacon Chain. It has been running smoothly since launch - you can watch it live here:
2. But: it isn't being used for anything yet.

There's $6.2 billion securing it, 110K validators participating, and it's producing blocks every ~10 seconds.

But those blocks are empty. Why?
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5 Jul 19
Was going over some old writing and decided it would be fun (embarrassing?) to share here - neat to see what held up, and what didn't.

In 2015 - 2016 I wrote 7 posts under a pseudonym, a mix of essays about crypto and short stories that tried to illustrate its potential:
1: A simple view of blockchain
- An ultra basic pitch for why crypto & blockchain tech matter
- Remember “blockchain” as proper noun? I’m sorry.…
2. Every little bit helps
- Short story about using crypto for remittances, UBI, and micropayments
- 4 years later, @ConnextNetwork and @Cent are making some of this real
- remember Zapchain?…
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28 Mar 19
let's make a list of all ethereum user activity that doesn't show up on @DappRadar
all activity on @SpankChain
all activity on @ConnextNetwork
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