Decentralized Nations and the Future of Governments

(Update: This essay has been chosen as one of the winning submissions. 🏆) I. John Palmer first published this essay in 2016. Read that first, for context, and then read this essay. In this essay, I want to explore some of the ideas that John laid out in his piece 5 years ago. I’ll alsoContinue reading “Decentralized Nations and the Future of Governments”

Cryptocurrency- Thoughts on the great unbundling

(Update: This essay has been chosen as one of the winning submissions. 🏆) I. This is a review of Jon Stokes’ post here. Read that first for context, and then this post. If you have read it, you now (mostly) understand how DeFi works and have an idea about how decentralized commerce might be possibleContinue reading “Cryptocurrency- Thoughts on the great unbundling”

On Predictions and the 2021 Crypto Crystal Ball

(Update: This essay has been chosen as one of the winning submissions. 🏆) I. Soona Amhaz, the founder of Volt Capital, posted this set of predictions on December 24th, 2020. 44 very intelligent people had chimed in, giving their predictions on what they think would happen in the crypto space in 2021. As always, someContinue reading “On Predictions and the 2021 Crypto Crystal Ball”

The Network Union

(Update: This essay has been chosen as one of the winning submissions.🏆 ) These are my thoughts after reading Balaji’s post. Read that first, and then come back to read this. I’ll first talk about online communities, what makes them special and what we can do to make our network unions more immersive than traditionalContinue reading “The Network Union”

Founders vs Inheritors

(Update: This essay has been chosen as one of the winning submissions.🏆) I. These are my thoughts after reading Balaji’s post. Read that first, and then come back to read this. I’ll start and end this discussion with India, the world’s largest democracy. Indians are divided by class, and the society usually revolves around statusContinue reading “Founders vs Inheritors”

I created a nord theme for Scrivener Windows

Scrivener 3 for Windows is finally out. I never thought I’d type that line, but I’m happy to be proven wrong. I’ve been tinkering with it over the past couple of hours, and given how much I love the Nord Theme now (the palette of this entire website is based on that), I decided toContinue reading “I created a nord theme for Scrivener Windows”

My wife was psychic for a short while

A short horror story by Abhisek Basu ________ I love my wife, Lily, dearly. She has always been my best friend. I was devoid of love and affection for most of my life until she came along eight years ago. I have been in love ever since. We have been married for 5 years now.Continue reading “My wife was psychic for a short while”