Thanks Stephen — it’s great to see you over here on Medium too. I hope Steem will improve again.. hell, I’ll eat my own words and return if it seems like I was wrong. That will be hard lol.
I have not heard of Choon and greatly appreciate the recommendation, I’ll check it out. If I end up on there, I’ll let you know.
Steve I know we talked a little on Twitter, but I also want to respond here to say that I love what you do on Steem. You’re a great guy and a role model for anybody with the passion and desire to get involved in blockchain / social media… And I hope that you succeed and keep moving regardless of what happens to Steem.
Congratulations on the new project Nick! I think you are right about the value of a VC fund going forward — One of my favorite blockchains, LBRY, got its start with a $500k investment from a VC and as a result the development on that project is way more effective, and less hype-focused, than most.
The idea of role-playing as a third-party filter — like “would a security firm let this get through?” is great? So much of the challenge of saying no is worrying about the emotional aspects of it.
It’s hard enough to understand which things to say no to, let alone HOW to do it! I like tip #3 for that reason as well, that’s a…
If people could withdraw to actual USD and deposit back into crypto easily, without fear of legal shenanigans, there would be no need for a blockchain like Tether… They’re more of an artifact of our current system, as opposed to being something with real intrinsic value.
There was an interesting idea relating to this in a recent episode on Gary Vaynerchuk’s YouTube channel — they talked about how saying “no” to opportunities can be the kindest option for everybody, because it creates a small bit of discomfort up-front in place of much bigger discomfort / problems down the road.