Web3 Defined

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at June 13

Introducing the 2022 web3 defined report 
by Brian Christie, Peter Williams (Brainsy, Inc.) 

Last month, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) released its inaugural "State of Crypto" report, a 56-page deck that attempts to define web3 (it really doesn’t) and offer talking points for developments in related areas. 

When it came out, much of the crypto punditry and sycophant...more

Categories: Innovation
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Free SuperCrowd22 Commemorative Non-Fungible Token (NFT) with conference registration

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at June 10

SuperCrowd22 is a two-day virtual conference for social entrepreneurs and anyone interested in supporting them. The conference will feature dozens of speakers, workshop facilitators and panel discussions. The central part of Day 2 will be 10 companies that are raising money via regulation crowdfunding will pitch their offerings. A panel of experienced investors will lead Q&A followed by audien...more

Categories: General
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Memorial Golf Tournament

Player Pursuits
Posted at June 1

Looking forward to the Memorial Golf Tournament

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Categories: General  |  Outdoors
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a16z LPs, it’s time to go elsewhere

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at May 22

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is getting a lot of attention for recently publishing a “State of Crypto” report. It’s a slick-looking, professionally produced, 56-page deck that attempts to define web3 (it really doesn’t) and offer talking points for developments in the related areas of Layer1 and Layer2 blockchains, stablecoins, DeFi, NFTs, and DAOs.   

My view? The report isn’t devoid of i...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • web3
  • a16z
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Confession: I Framed Mark Zuckerberg

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at February 17

Two weeks ago, #Meta lost over $200 BILLION in market capitalization after reporting the impact of Apple’s opt-out anti-tracking privacy protection on #Facebook mobile iOS users (yes, people do care about their data and privacy when given the choice). 

So what can Meta do next?  

1) Pivot even faster to an ambiguous vision of the "metaverse" and hope that shareholders will stay with them...more

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Tags:
  • #NFTs
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Eight takeaways from Facebook's Meta announcement

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 10/29/2021

It's impossible to ignore all the news and commentary surrounding Facebook's rebranding as "Meta" given their outsized role and influence on global business, culture, and politics. 

Many people are making comments along the lines of: "The term 'metaverse' was first used to describe a virtual world owned by corporations in Stephenson’s 1992 dystopian sci-fi novel Snow Crash." 

I watched M...more

Categories: Social Media
Tags:
  • #meta
  • #facebook
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Will Twitter’s ability to manipulate the price of bitcoin affect Square’s stock price and land Jack in a box?

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 6/8/2021

The hype and near-religious fervor of bitcoin advocates continues to amaze me.

I imagine people are viewing bitcoin with wide eyes in the same way that people may have first viewed combustion engine cars when they emerged late in the 19th century. It was the later  introduction of Ford’s Model-T in 1908 and its incredible popularity that made construction of new roads a top US government prio...more

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Tags:
  • #dirtybitcoin
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Predictions for Tech in 2021: Four Sectors where Government Action will Dramatically Transform the Landscape for US-based Start-ups.

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 1/13/2021

If you were like me, you welcomed 2021 expecting the New Year to start erasing the chaos of 2020 -- and you certainly didn’t expect the first week to bring an attempted coup d'état!

But our government remains standing and as we look to the year ahead, it’s anyone’s guess on how things will unfold in the tech sector given the turbulence we’re experiencing from politi...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • #dataincognito
  • #privatelabelsocialmedia
  • Proptech
  • crowdfunding
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