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Boom Times: What’s Trust Got to Do With It

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Some months back the novelist and media activist Cory Doctorow, whom I generally believe to be the bee’s knees, wrote “The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties,” with the subhead, “The search for a crypto use case continues.” I agree with the headline: yes, trusted third parties are inevitable. Sure! The subhead, on the other hand, […]

From The Brick House Cooperative
On May 2, 2022
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Boom Times: The Unicycle of Dudebro Opinion

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What might be the most mansplainy thing yet written about blockchain technology appeared last week on the blog of fiction writer and former Twitter executive Robin Sloan. The author describes himself as “not merely a skeptic, but a full-fledged enemy of Web3,” though in the essay that follows, he proceeds to hedge like crazy: Web3 […]

From The Brick House Cooperative
On November 18, 2021
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Boom Times: Don’t Stop Believin’

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despite the grief

From The Brick House Cooperative
On October 30, 2021
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The Art World Was Broken Before NFTs

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'It is very seductive shiny material and the viewer looks at this and feels for the moment economically secure.'

From Popula
On March 12, 2021