Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals (A Review)

I. Old books are better than new books. Because we cannot read every new book that comes out in the niches we are interested in, a useful filter is to first absorb the books that have stood the test of time. We can, with certainty, say that books that were published 100 years ago andContinue reading “Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals (A Review)”

Solana Development for absolute beginners

I. Solana is the fastest blockchain that exists right now. It is also decentralized, permissionless and censorship-resistant. It is one of those blockchains that is ready for mass adoption at scale, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been picking it up and learning how to build on it. But if there’s one drawback ofContinue reading “Solana Development for absolute beginners”

Avoiding skeuomorphism in decentralized nation states

I. When I wrote about building a decentralized nation back in July, I wasn’t sure how I would be able to build one. In some ways, I have figured it out. In this post, I’ll talk about what I’ve figured out and explore the various possibilities this could take. My project, a decentralized nation calledContinue reading “Avoiding skeuomorphism in decentralized nation states”

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”