The Rabbit Hole #040

The one with the alt chain NFTs

Happy Labor Day! I was born on Labor Day. Apologies for the Monday drop instead of the normal Sunday drop.

The TL;DR

Math’s fatal flaw is exposed, public APIs is impossible to look away from, and the mascot whisperer reins

Deeper down the rabbit hole:

📰 Snippets

🌏 Explore

✏ Thought of the week

📰 Snippets

  • Web3 primer (link)

  • Math has a fatal flaw (video)

  • When fake growth leads to real violence (part II of Kayfabe) (video)

  • What’s in the water at Zillow? (link)

  • Experiments on a $50 air purifier (link)

  • Li Jin and online creators (NYT link)

  • How MarkMonitor left >60k domains for the taking (link)

  • The orbit of Planet Nine (link)

  • Framework to turn $500k into $1.4m through micro-acquisitions (link)

  • Homeless to sneaker emperor (link)

  • The mascot consultant (NYT link)

  • Entrepreneurship is dead (link)

  • The meme economy (link)

🌏 Explore

  • New Inc 5000 dropped… basically a holiday.

  • Public APIs is such a gem of a site. I would have just browsed this all week if I didn’t have a newsletter to write.

  • I signed up for the annual Starter Story membership. It’s dope for real, they have a ton of content.

  • Found this awesome tracker to watch the floors on Art Blocks projects. I still don’t have any Art Blocks pieces but I want one.

  • Been checking out some alternative chain NFT marketplaces this week. Solsea launched on Solana (but I wasn’t vibing with anything on it). But I have been digging HEN on the Tezos chain. This site is a good way to browse it.

  • This is some next level spy gear that was on Hacker News.

  • Niche. Accountability is hot right now. Dip.Chat facilitates accountability groups for developers. Commit Action is making accountability coaches available through texting.

  • Fvckrender is a French artist I like.

  • If NFTs weren’t mainstream enough yet, the dude behind Entourage is making a show about Crypto/NFT culture.

  • Newsletter Spy was an awesome product. It just got revamped.

✏ Thought of the Week

Until next week,

Stretch