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30 Awesome Things at ETHDenver

Random Observation/Comment #751: This year’s ETHDenver event has had more attendees than all devcons combined. Why this List? No surprise – ETHDenver was super cool. 20k+ applications with a 7k+ waiting list at some point. I loved rejoining the conference scene and all the incredible side conversations with new comers and OGs. To facilitate the openness of the Web3 culture,...

30 Crypto Topics for ethdenver

Random Observation/Comment #750: I’ll put money into a swear jar (maybe some ETH into a swear DAO) if you get me to use the words “NFT”, “Metaverse”, “DeFi”, or “DAO”. I’m up for the challenge. Why this List? It’s been a long time since going to a conference, but luckily ethdenver is right around the corner and it’s going to...

30 Go-To-Market Steps for DAOs

Random Observation/Comment #749: If DAOs are LLCs then they’ll need to pay taxes. States should jump onboard legalizing these structures to get into the crypto asset class legit. Why this List? The old way of launching projects and fundraising are changing quickly and getting much leaner. I’ve seen talented creatives and influencers with large social reach looking to leverage their...

30 Days of 30 ETH foods

Random Observation/Comment #747: It’s always fun to combine passions. I can probably combine eating with anything. Why this Challenge? I love 30 day challenges. I’ve usually done them yearly and the past few through the pandemic has been cooking related. To continue this trend and also the general bullish nature of cryptocurrencies, I’ll make 30 ETH dishes. These are a...

Reflecting on 2021

Random Observation/Comment #745: 2021 was also a dumpster fire, but vaccines at least made the second half a lot more fun. I’ll hug all of you. In 2021, we adjusted to the new normal. Traveled to: Wyoming (for table tennis), New York (in Dec for Johnson’s 50th birthday party – epic 56 hours in NY), And then literally nowhere else....

30 Random 2021 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #743: Even if the years pass quickly, I’ll have a blog of random thoughts. Why this List? When going through my end of year clean up, I archive old Keep notes that come from random inspirations. Here’s some of my favorite out of context random notes from 2021. What we do is much more than what we have...

Epic 56 Hours in NY

Random Observation/Comment #742: If I spent every long weekend like I did for my visit to NY, I’d probably die 10 years younger, but it would be so much fun. If your friend of 15 years turns 50, you take a flight to see him and have an epic time. Happy Birthday, Johnson! Here’s my ridiculously optimized 56-hour itinerary: Friday...

30 We Got This with Mark and Hal Favorite Episodes

Random Observation/Comment #740: Fake internet court is the best form of podcasts right now. Please solve my meaningless disputes. Why this List? Off of the Judge John Hodgman binge I went through a few months ago, I heard the episode about pretzel shapes and got introduced to the “research” of Mark and Hal. Super knowledgeable and happy homage discussions across...

30 Market Bootstrapping mechanisms

Random Observation/Comment #737: Tokenization does not equal liquidity! Why this List? Whenever you have new markets, you have whales and market players that take advantage of market inefficiencies. The healthy growth of a network needs an evolution/stabilization of the valuation and analysis of the market. To bootstrap your network (and maybe your native token governing the dapps on this market)...

30 Crypto/Blockchain Criticisms

Random Observation/Comment #735: Every technology has its critics. It just so happens the crypto industry is disrupting traditional banking infrastructure and some powers that be would rather keep this a cartel. Why this List? Criticisms are always welcome as new products and features will be incremental in the crypto space. Many thanks to the ConsenSys marketing team (esp James B...

End-to-End POAP Guide for Enterprises

Random Observation/Comment #732: Collect those badges like you collect fake internet points! POAP for Enterprise Events Let’s say you’re working at a large enterprise innovation group and you want to sprinkle some fun blockchain exploration into your event. What can you do? With the latest NFT boom attracting consumers to think about creative artwork auctions and NFT patterns (see 30...

30 DAO Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #731: I can’t wait for the day I tell people I work for or manage a DAO. Imagine the eye roll. Why this list? Just as NFTs had its seasons (30 NFT patterns and projects), I figured I’d get ahead of the oldie, but goodie – DAOs. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) from the OG slock.it DAO showing the...

30 Judge John Hodgman Inside Jokes

Random Observation/Comment #730: I love fake internet courtrooms. Please solve all my disputes. Why this List? I’m a completionist when it comes to devouring content and podcasts. My recent revisit to Judge John Hodgman made me realize that there’s something comforting in a fake internet courtroom. The little arguments are petty and pedantic, but the judge is just so wise...

30 Ways to Make Friends

Random Observation/Comment #723: “I have friends, I definitely have friends” ~Crazy Ex Girlfriend song stuck in my head Why this List? It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Most of the people closest to me are close because we’ve known each other for a long time, traveled together, had countless meals together, and used to hang out all the...

30 Themed Potluck Parties

Random Observation/Comment #717: All that cooking during the pandemic has prepped me for the upcoming set of neighborhood cooking competitions. Challenge accepted. Why this List? It’s time to party! We’ve been stuck inside for way too long and now we are ready to host and be hosted. Most of these ideas are just foods I want to eat all the...

Mapping the Data I Create

Random Observation/Comment #716: We’re always talking to the future. Anything we write can be an archive for a future generation. This is the age of data collection, so it makes sense to be a little bit more aware of the things you input into the interwebs… a series of tubes. I’ve done this exercise to map the data I create...

30 Crypto FUD Narratives

Random Observation/Comment #715: If you’re trading the market on margin/leverage, then you’re straight up gambling. Have a longer time horizon. Be an investor. Why this List? “The sky is falling.” Is the “bottom in” or is this a “cycle top”? How do I diversify through a bear market? I personally don’t like spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt), but it’s not...

30 Replenishing Energy Activities

Random Observation/Comment #714: Remember to take a break. Split up your hours, days, weeks, and take those vacation days. Why this list? You start your day with a limited amount of energy. Each decision or long thought process requires your attention to execute. A recommended exercise is creating your energy plot of your hours and days of the week. Mine...

30 Ways to Improve your Morning

Random Observation/Comment #713: A good morning leads to a good day. Why this List? You can tell a lot about a person based on what they do within the first hour of waking up. I follow a fairly focused routine in order to get my day setup for success. Avoid picking up your phone and checking the news – If...

30 Security Best Practices for Crypto Owners

Random Observation/Comment #712: Don’t get rekt! Secure your shitcoins! Why this list? The Internet was fairly low stakes when the worst case scenario of a social media account hack was a few chain letter DMs. With Crypto and DeFi exponentially growing, there could be substantial money on the line. Remember to protect yourself and make sure you follow these practices...

30 Possible Causes of the Next Market Crash

Random Observation/Comment #710: If you keep calling the top, you’re bound to be right at least once. Why this list? The pandemic is over (at least people are treating it that way). These COVID shots will probably be yearly flu shots indefinitely. But before the next recommended booster, it’ll be like the roaring 20s again (and probably cyclically end in...

30 Things I Don’t Care For

Random Observation/Comment #709: Sometimes it’s good to figure out what you shouldn’t think about. These topics that cross my mind just fly right through with a shrug and “mweh.” Why this List? I have a very curated digital bubble. I am interested in a lot of things (there’s a whole list of 30 Communities for that), but there are just...

30 NFT Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #708: Capital Formation (DAO) + NFT Auction + NFT Fractionalization + Secondary Market Royalties + Cashflows from Physical/VR/AR viewing Social tokens for investing in the artist’s future artworks. The Future is now! Why this list? NFTs – so hot right now. I couldn’t of guessed it would be the thing that propels more creators into the space, but...

30 Honed Skills During the Pandemic

Random Observation/Comment #706: Why waste free time? Why this list? Even with a stressful move across country during this pandemic, I’ve spent a significant amount of time optimizing and minimizing my life. Why? Mostly out of re-prioritization of what really matters. Relationships matter. Conversations about specific episodes on TV shows don’t really matter. Macroeconomics matters. Temper and perspective matters. Here’s...

30 Post-Covid Things We Can’t Wait to Do

Random Observation/Comment #704: It’s weird being skeptical about being hopeful. I hope I haven’t become a pessimist or cynic coming out of this pandemic. Why this list? We totally have pandemic fatigue (again). There were bouts of productivity with waves of regression. I’m so ready to execute on these travel plans once we’re in line for the vaccine. When? Hopefully...