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Aug 27 12 tweets 3 min read
good coverage on the technical limitations of royalties, though I still think they are socially enforceable

Also, I think harberger taxes are an absolutely terrible, regressive idea for cultural goods (50x worse than royalties) but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2/ Harberger taxes sound good in academic textbooks (efficient!) but there are good reasons - transaction costs & the fact that people overvalue what they own (psychologically) - that we don't actually implement them. Leaders would be immediately voted out or defenestrated.
Aug 27 22 tweets 5 min read
1/ On Royalties II

First, please read this, my initial take on royalties, I still stand by all the below and want to build on it

Take your time, read it and come back. I'll wait.

2/ Last time I took for granted the topic of "enforcing it technically is not feasible"

It looks like we are going to have to cover it in greater detail because I think people are going to delude themselves and go down dead-ends
Aug 26 8 tweets 2 min read
1/ Friday night fun

OK just blew through my beta test free credits on @StabilityAI

Some fun outputs. 2/
Aug 25 4 tweets 3 min read
1/ It is a World First today - the first double drop of The Memes cards in one day, both supporting the Open Metaverse meme.

Card #11 ("CyberMetaverse") has has dropped from the very unique and distinctive @cyber_humanoid in distinctive @cyber_humanoid style!!! 2/ And many of you know @rakesh_pulapa and his amazing aerial photography.

Meme Card 12 ("OMSeized") is an OM-based choreography captured from the air that I have watched a zillion times and am still impressed by.

Very OM, much @rakesh_pulapa
Aug 24 21 tweets 4 min read
1/ On Being Efficient With Busy People

This is a thread for people at junior to mid stages in their career (people at senior levels generally operate this way and, at very senior levels, they all operate this way).

It is updated for 2022 practices 2/ First the obvious, but still not really obvious until you have lived it.

Any sufficiently senior level person in any field - business, non-profits, art, entertainment, government, athletics and so on - is very busy.
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?"
Aug 17 6 tweets 4 min read
The Birth of Venus
1485 Image 2/ Meditations on GM (Meme Card 10)

High resolution video here:
opensea.io/assets/ethereu… Image
Aug 14 26 tweets 5 min read
1/ On Royalties

✅Royalties are a social convention, not a technical convention
✅They are not perfect as structured
✅They will behave differently for different types of art
✅No-royalty people are mostly self-serving
✅Artists need a backup plan in any case 2/ You cannot make royalties enforceable onchain and I do not think there is even theoretically a practical technical solution.

People pay royalties because they believe in the social convention of buying and selling within the rules set by the artist / creator.
Aug 7 20 tweets 4 min read
1/ Always forward, never backward

Most people are wildly overconfident about how much they can predict their life path, particularly on alternative timelines.

Your alternate fantasy lives are not a Real Thing, you should not waste time on them. 2/ "Path dependence" is the concept that future events are based on prior events.

That if you (or your organization or country) take one decision, it leads to a series of events but if you take a different decision, a whole different series of events will happen
Aug 6 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ So, along with @awrigh01 @punk3178 @VonMises14 @phon_ro and some others, I have been advising this team that is working on a very hard problem - namely real-time valuations at scale across hundreds, ultimately all, liquid NFT collections. 2/ Warning! Sometimes the valuations diverge from reality, particularly the machine learning ones (NFTi).

Like all the valuation tools out there, it is correctly a beta product - read their disclaimer, basically it is not financial advice (obviously)

Aug 1 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ We have reopened the minting for Meme Card 8, FirstGM

Trying something new.

The allowlist includes all 6529 NFT holders plus any address that holds an Art Blocks Curated / Playground / Factory.

This is about 38K addresses on the allowlist (!)

thememes.6529.io Image 2/ The goal of the FirstGM card is to be the most accessible entry into The Meme cards so I wanted way to have an accessible mint, but limit multiple mints.

So using ArtBlocks owners as a proxy for "lots of real people" (there will be some duplicates but can't be too bad)
Jul 23 37 tweets 9 min read
1/ On One Year of 6529

Today is exactly one year since 6529 first tweeted.

On July 23, 2021, 6529 had zero followers and was tweeting into the void.

Despite that, the first tweet was gm.

It is always gm, it will always be gm. 2/ So one year in, where are we?

What has happened?

How is it going?

What is coming next?

What does this all mean?
Jul 22 16 tweets 3 min read
1/ Some Things I Am Learning Minting NFTs (an ongoing thread)

You cannot learn how to do things simply by watching others doing them.

You can only learn the reality, both technically and how you feel about it, by doing it yourself 2/ I have always "forced" myself to try new things - blogging, tweeting, VR goggles, BTC wallets, BTC nodes, NFTs.

I am always shocked when people write opinion columns like "I have proudly never used BTC but here are all the reasons I am sure it is bad"
Jul 21 4 tweets 1 min read

If you have ever replied "gm" to a "gm" from me *at any time BEFORE today July 21* and are interested in a potential allowlist spot for a gm Meme Card, please do this:

Reply to this tweet with your ETH address in a quote tweet of your gm reply tweet from the past Just to be clear, you should do this in 1 tweet, not two.

Your reply with your ETH address has to include the original tweet where you replied gm to me.
Jul 20 8 tweets 3 min read
1/ Meme Card #7 - Aeroglyph6529 by @Reuben_Wu in his signature style from the freestyle meme will drop in the next hour.

It is the first smart and interactive card.

It switches from light to dark at 7pm and 7am local time and upon click. We want the card to last as long as Ethereum does.s / timezone but over years & decades the API will break, will change, the provider will go out of business

We want the card to last as long as Ethereum does

So we do a JS call to your computer's local time. It should last 🤞
Jul 13 47 tweets 10 min read
1/ Wealth is a claim on other people's time

There are a lot of theories on what money is, on what wealth is.

Economists have written very long books on this. It is debt, it is the evolution of barter, it is an information system, etc, etc.

All of these are true in their way 2/ And if you are a serious Austrian or Keynesian economist, assume for the purposes of this thread that I have read and understood these theories.

Today I would like to go in a specific direction, not a macro or micro-economic direction, but a conceptual one.
Jul 11 8 tweets 4 min read
1/ I have gone ham on @dubhz0's collection "Scar Tissue", buying 5 of the 7 pieces on @foundation


My photography heart spends a lot of time in visual places like this, in vibes like this, in subtle, non-obvious beauty. 2/ I don't exactly want to say I was a bit bored of pretty sunsets a long time ago, but sortof.

Whereas that thin line of cargo ships is taut, pregnant but restrained.

The text for the collection is along these lines but tbh I was into the photos before I read the text
Jun 30 4 tweets 1 min read
"content creator" is such a horrible term.

Fully web2 centric term; your job is to create content to allow the network operator to make money. i do not identify as a content creator
Jun 29 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ 🚨The airdrop for Meme Card 4 has happened 🚨

Check your wallets collectoooooors

Allowlist addresses are here

If you are on the allowlist please send 0.06529 ETH here by 15:00 UTC on Friday, July 1:

0x8cd40fe6B8C6e663096668cB6FE47687593f7d99 2/ Please *do not* send ETH if you are *not* on the allowlist.

If you appear on the allowlist more than once you can mint up to that many Meme Cards (0.06529 each)

After this phase closes, we will open up the public allowlist on Friday.

OS Link: opensea.io/assets/ethereu…
Jun 28 19 tweets 7 min read
1/ Nakamoto Freedom is the 4th Meme card in Season 1 of The Memes and the 1st card of the Freedom To Transact Meme.

It is an homage to where it all began - Satoshi, BTC, the Nakamoto Pepe card and the genesis of our ability to be self-sovereign in the digital realm. 2/ This card is also by @6529er (the next cards will be collabs).

In homage to the Nakamoto card, the edition size of this card will be 300 cards.

It probably will be the smallest edition size in Season 1.
Jun 27 9 tweets 3 min read
1/ Going for a walk... Image 2/ ...in the newly opened second section of the Museum district in @OM100m

oncyber.io/6529om Image