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Read a sample of posts from the archive.
Build vs buy for crypto projects - on the incentives for projects to build and own their own infra rather than build on existing infra
First direct, then emergent - on the properties that are likely and unlikely to win users
Do open in-game economies make games less fun? - seems like yes
If games drive crypto mass adoption, they will be grass-roots - debunking common narratives around open game economies via crypto
We can't all be friends - a theoretical take on why different groups within crypto are so intolerant to one another
Not all governance is voting - a holistic look at governance and why voting is insufficient
A red ocean for smart contract protocols - on the brutal battle for developers and users of smart contract protocols