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Understanding the FTX Fallout From the Eyes of a Bitcoiner
The financialization, tokenization and the chase of short-term profits seen across Sam Bankman-Fried's trading empire is peak Wall Street.
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How Sam Bankman-Fried’s ‘Effective’ Altruism Blew Up FTX
The Alameda Research and FTX founder believed he had singular insight into how to fix the world's problems. Instead, he wound up exemplifying them.
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The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin Culture
Crypto's first token created a culture and then a monster.
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What Are Solarpunk and Lunarpunk Anyway?
Two environmentally focused fictional microgenres have become cornerstones of the Web3 aesthetic. Here’s how that happened.
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Who Is Building Ethereum's Public Goods?
The aim of Web3 isn’t exploitation, but "regeneration" of nonstate and noncorporate infrastructure.
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The One Word That Defines Ethereum’s Goals
Bitcoiners aim for "hyperbitcoinization;" the world computer is built for "hyperregenization."
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What Happens When You Die in the Metaverse?
Ethereum’s founder proposed “soulbound tokens” to give digital identity value. Is there a price to be paid?
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Martin Shkreli Is Back. He Loves Crypto
The flawed former hedge fund manager is looking to reinvent himself as a crypto entrepreneur. Buyer beware.
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The Transhumanist Case for Crypto
If death is a disease, is bitcoin the cure?
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What Blockchain Oracles Do Not See
Blockchain promises an immutable history of on-chain data. But the “ledger of record” is merely a new way to manufacture consent.
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