Disclaimer: This is not financial advice and I may own or have exposure to some of the assets discussed.
When the great NFT bull run of 2020 occurred during a four week period in Sept-Oct, I kept on seeing the same question on Twitter.
“What is the best way to get exposure to the NFT markets?”
It was interesting to see this question repeatedly being tweeted and commented on under NFT-related posts. I knew someone needed to make a solution to this problem.
This is still an issue today because most people do not spend several hours every day researching…
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They actually reminded me that I needed to finish this blog post and much of what we touched upon in our conversation is applicable to this idea of “Proof-of-Work.”
🏆📸🔨Exploring “Proof-of-Work” Within The Non-Fungible Token Space
Why do we love it when people put great effort into a creative process? Or in blockchain terms, why do…
I know what you are thinking. “Andrew, you stole that blog title from Balaji’s tweet!” You are correct, but I am owning up to it and attributing him here. ⬇️
As you can see, I changed his statement a bit. I think that instead of crypto turning everyone into investors it will actually be video games. The truth is, it will likely be a combination of both crypto and video games and I’ll explain why.
When I speak with my mother about Bitcoin I can physically see her brain switch off. Her eyes glaze over with a 1,000-yard stare as soon as I start chatting away about the wonders of a hard-capped supply of digital assets governed by no central authority. And yes, maybe it’s because I’m terrible at presenting these ideas to her in a compelling manner, but I think it’s likely because I am speaking to her about money.
Money is not exactly an exciting topic. Most people do not understand the intricacies and history of money, and why should they? Growing up…
In the movie (or book, highly recommend both!) Ready Player One, the “Oasis” is a virtual world where billions of people live, work and play. However, the Oasis is the target for a nefarious corporation, Innovative Online Industries, trying to take total control. The fear is that this centralized corporation is going to take control and place massive restrictions on the previously free Oasis.
All virtual environments today, including games like Fortnite and Second Life, are centrally controlled. Luckily, the vast majority of the corporations that control these virtual worlds are forces for good. However, if we hope to achieve…
(article originally published on my newsletter 12/23/19)
With the explosive growth of the non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem, I thought it would be interesting to examine the world’s most expensive digital items. While the sale price of these items is incredible, in ten years they will likely be paltry in comparison to the prices that digital items will get in the future. Not only because digital goods are becoming more common but mainly because the digital items of the future will be blockchain-based. Blockchain-based unique digital assets, also called non-fungible tokens (NFTs) allow for commerce to occur easily, anywhere in the…
Note: While the title says “limited edition goods,” this blog will obviously have a heavy focus on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seeing as they are unique, digital items that are often of limited quantity.
Unique assets will never have greater liquidity than fungible goods: it’s just the nature of the game. There are, however, a few projects that are working on enabling greater liquidity for NFTs in a variety of ways.
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Note: This is not investment advice.
In my search for the best methodology to value non-fungible tokens (NFTs), I have essentially concluded that no two projects are the same and that each project, game, or ecosystem needs its own valuation method. In this article, I will explore specific projects and use a valuation methodology which I believe will find a relatively fair value of Cryptovoxels parcels. Please note that I am not attempting to value the project as a whole: I am simply valuing the parcels of land within Cryptovoxels.
What is Cryptovoxels?
Cryptovoxels is a virtual world that is…
Disclaimer: I do not advocate for the use of legal or illegal drugs. The goal of this article is to simply examine an interesting shift in drug policy, societal acceptance and investment cases pertaining to substances.
Americans are waking up to the absurdity of the war on drugs. Drugs that have once been considered deadly, such as marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, have rapidly gained broader acceptance throughout the United States. As a result, individuals, therapists, doctors, and others have discovered real medical benefits from these plants. As these substances become more widely studied, researchers are taking a closer look at…
A non-fungible token is simply a unique digital asset. Assets like bitcoin are fungible, meaning that all bitcoins are the same and completely interchangeable. An example of a non-fungible token would be a piece of art. I can have two of the exact same pieces of digital art but each one is entirely unique. The example below shows two NFTs from the crypto-artist Josie. Her two pieces, “Choose” edition #4 and “Choose” edition #5 might look the same but are entirely unique to the blockchain.
Now that we have explained what NFTs are, we can dive into the extensive history…
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