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Aug 19 32 tweets 9 min read
1/ On Solving Problems On-Chain

So, conventionally, this is about the time I'd start a podcast.

But I prefer bold experiments so I've been chasing partners and people all summer to try something that has never been done before

What is that?
2/ This fall, with the help and forebearance of the teams at @unicmetaverse and @oncyber, and the most amazing roster of guests and instructors, a team of us are going to try to run a university course 100% on-chain and in @OM100m.

What does this mean "on-chain?"
3/ What it means is that someone will be able to enroll in, attend the course, attend the lectures, graduate from the course and do it 100% with NFTs as the database of record (no centralized database).

It is hard to do!
4/ Let me get the basics out first because @unicmetaverse already tweeted them and then come back to the "what does on-chain mean"

The course is here:

You join via a free mint here:
24/ Now, back to me again.

As you can see, the instructors and guests are incredible.

I can't wait to listen to all the sessions. And if we get a good group of participants, we can have great discussions

And it should be great onboarding for your NFT-curious friends
25/ The interesting and difficult part is going to be the 100% on-chain part.

My view of the open metaverse is not, in the end, only about art or even gaming.

We have to see if we can push larger aspects of our lives into decentralized spaces...
26/ And there it gets very tricky.

Companies, industries and organizations have built good information systems that work for their needs.

The on-chain versions don't exist, are confusing, are primitive, present new challenges and, day 1, are inferior
27/ So we are in vastly unchartered territory here and everyone is going to be scrambling in real-time to see if we can do it.

@rayan_oncyber is working on token-gating and support for larger multi-user groups in @OM100m
28/ @unicmetaverse is trying to to solve how to do exams on-chain.

Broadly, the direction has to be zero knowledge proofs but I have never seen this in the wild.

So if you have ideas on this, please get in touch.
29/ In general, I view this as a grand experiment for us, that we have to solve together.

We say that we can do things in a decentralized manner, time to put our actions where our mouth is and figure out if it is possible
30/ @unicmetaverse has a discord but I am a bit afraid they are not ready for what it means when we all come marching in

Anyway, here it is.
31/ Also, the free mint pass to the course is a @6529er special, his reinterpretation of the @UNIC_ENG logo, along with a couple of Easter Eggs

mint.unic.ac.cy Image
32/ Also, I am still thinking about some additional guest lecturers.

I need to sleep on it for a day or two but we have some small gaps still - I am going to send some DMs and if by next week I am not fully satisfied I am going to ask for community help.

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Nov 20
1/ The people in the discord know this but I want twitter to know this.

And I have to say this when prices are going UP to be credible.

I don't worry about The Memes collection prices. It does not matter so much.

I worry only about spreading the message of decentralization.
2/ Artists/creators tend to take victory laps when prices are going up and then get very quiet when prices are going down.

I will tell you the same thing in both cases, which is the same thing I say about NFTs in general, which is...
3/ ...buy NFTs out of your "entertainment" budget, in amounts that do not stress you, at a price that provides value for you emotionally / aesthetically / values-based, regardless of what the future price is.

I want you to Have Fun Owning NFTs (HFON)
Read 20 tweets
Oct 31
1/ On How To Effectively End Crypto (for decades)

A short thread

Simultaneously ban all fiat-to-crypto exchanges in USA and EU because (pick your excuse):
a) money laundering
b) terrorism
c) sanctions busting
d) inequality
2/ Something like this would do the trick:

✅fiat-to-crypto exchanges will terminate operations in 30 days

✅holding on-chain crypto is illegal in 30 days in US/EU, punishable with $100,000 fine and 5 years in jail

✅no transfers from exchanges to on-chain wallets
3/ What do you think would happen next?

✅ everyone sends to exchanges
✅ proceeds to sell
✅ who is the buyer in this case?
✅ price collapses
✅ more panic
✅ repeat cycle
Read 30 tweets
Oct 27
1/ A lot of "permissionless innovation" takes are LOL self-interested/biased

Many companies (yes, companies, centralized companies with shareholders) are literally on the opposite side of the same issue at the same time, depending on if is their interests being impacted.
2/ You should respect "permissionless innovation" takes that hurt the person's interest who is saying it.

When people's take aligns with their economic interest, it is just psyops and fair play if the counterparty strikes back
3/ To put it in another words.

"Permissionless innovation" means the other party ALSO can fight back in any way they want to - they are not required to subsidize your future exit from your startup.

Next few years gonna be fun to watch play out.
Read 4 tweets
Oct 26
1/ We talk about CC0 and a lot of people think it is scary, but it is the *default* state for culture.

CC0 is just the public domain and everything over a certain age, including most culture we love, is in the public domain.

In this light, Meme Card #29
2/ In 2022, the original Winnie-the-Pooh book and illustrations entered the public domain.

Which means you can remix Winnie-the-Pooh - as in the first book - anyway you like.

So @6529er and I did - as usual, he did the hard work including the poem. The original page is this.
3/ We did something else for "Seize The Bees of Production"

The NFT description contains an Arweave link to a PDF of the whole first Winnie-the-Pooh book.

🤝to the @gutenberg_org - they do an incredible job cataloging important books in the public domain
Read 9 tweets
Oct 9
1/ On Is Money Just A Game?


For most people, it is a huge struggle, but the people who make the most money tend to think of it as a game.

Can we thread the needle and figure out why both people are right?

We will try! Off we go.
2/ A common question among Manhattan finance professionals is "what is your number?"

The number is meant to be "the number at which you have enough money to retire, not go to the office and so on"

It is not a normal question in most parts of the world, but polite enough in NYC.
3/ Also, non-NYC people will find the NYC answer to this question to be obnoxious.

By the time people are in their 30s and doing well in finance, it is unlikely the number is less than $20M

Wait seriously? How can that be?
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Oct 7
"Noooooooo, you can't just mint a PowerPoint slide"

Me: "Yes I can"

Meme Card #24, has just dropped in the freestyle category.

I have been wanting to CC0 this framework for others to use. No better way than within The Memes Image
2/ This is a free airdrop of 420, to all Gradient hodlers, some meme card hodlers and some @unicmetaverse mintpass hodlers

In 2035, when Jeopardy asks "what was the first major NFT collection with a PPT slide?" well, you will know the answer.
Are PPT slides art? Dunno
Will The Memes switch to Powerpoint: LOL no
Is it fun to try new things? Yes!

Enjoy, have fun, and let's also spread the word in a format that the, umm, more "serious" people can understand

Next week, we will meme again 🕺💃
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