decentralized future for the internet


Means of Creation

Is Crypto *Actually* Destroying the Planet?

“Quantify the impact, reduce it as much as possible, and offset the rest” says Joseph Pallant - founder of the Blockchain for Climate Foundation

Feb 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Napkin Math

Is YC the Monopoly It Thinks It Is?

The Pricing Power Flex

Feb 10, 2022 by Evan Armstrong

Napkin Math

Spotify’s Quest to Own Your Ear

A Napkin Math and Trapital Production

Jan 31, 2022 by Evan Armstrong


Is Axie Infinity a Ponzi Scheme?

To Axie Infinity And Beyond!

Dec 17, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Ryan Broderick

Napkin Math

The primary trends I’m investing in next year

Inflation, web3, embedded fintech, investing in people, and the newsletter winter that is coming

Dec 16, 2021 by Evan Armstrong

Masterful Storytelling

Who (and I ask this sincerely) the fuck are you?

How we tell stories about ourselves to establish trust, and how it all might change pretty soon.

Dec 14, 2021 by Adam Davidson

Means of Creation

Braintrust’s Founders on How to Run a Decentralised Marketplace

Gabe Luna Ostaseski & Adam Jackson on why the way we work is broken and how to fix it

Dec 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

How Resilient is the Internet?

Recent outages test the limits of a centralized internet

Dec 9, 2021 by Nikhil Mulani

Means of Creation

Li Jin on the journey behind Variant’s new $110M fund to back the ownership economy

Variant and Atelier Ventures join forces as the passion economy and the ownership economy converge

Nov 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez


Notes on ConstitutionDAO

A few quick observations

Nov 18, 2021 by Nathan Baschez


How Valuation Works

A guide to the “right way” (discounted cash flow analysis), and why “everything is dumb right now.”

1 Nov 4, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Eric Thompson

Means of Creation

Legitimacy Lost

How Creator Platforms Are Eroding Their Most Important Resource

Oct 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott


I Was Wrong About Olympus

But I will find my way, if I can be strong

2 Oct 8, 2021 by Nat Eliason


Will DAOs replace Corporations?

Or, how NounsDAO plans to take over the world

Sep 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez