Immutability is blockchain’s greatest strength and biggest barrier. Progressive decentralization could be the answer.

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When we released CryptoKitties a year ago, we opted not to fund it up front with an ICO but instead build it on a sustainable revenue model. That model is this: we collect a fee of 3.75% from every transaction in the game. Given that we’d be unable to change the fee once we launched — CryptoKitties is built on the Ethereum blockchain — people often ask how we arrived at that number.

It sounds like a smart, well-reasoned choice. …


Slack and other collaboration tools are great for team building — not productivity.

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The business tool du jour, Slack, is so refined in its design that employers don’t even need to train employees to use it: they just sign in to anticipate replies, savour notifications, and be more connected to their colleagues than ever before. This effortless usability has lead to 2.3 million users spending a total of 600 years in Slack each weekday.

Like the ding of a new private message, it sounds great. …


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What was a formality less than a century ago is now the very first step to landing any interview: sending your resume.

This lengthy printed document has now become a PDF, a web page, a LinkedIn profile, a Stack Overflow Developer Story, a Youtube video, a Github profile, or some combination of these.

Resumes as we know them are doomed. More efficient forms of job application and assessment will eventually emerge. But we're not quite there yet. …


I made a big mistake when deploying new features for Toby, the Chrome extension I've been working on. Here are some of the things I learned in the process and how to avoid the same mistakes in the future.

Tuesday, Sept 28, 10:00 am

My team and I were stoked. All the new features were ready for the new version of Toby, the extension I had first released a couple weeks earlier, on September 13, on Product Hunt. The launch went pretty well, giving Toby thousands of users over the course of two weeks. We were proud and happy. Users sent us feedback, suggestions and lots of words of support, and I wanted to keep them satisfied with the app and maintain the momentum going for as long as I could. So I fixed bugs and added some key features the community asked for. …

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Arthur Camara

CryptoKitties. Dapper Labs. Toby. https://twitter.com/arthcmr

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