Happy Monday! Today, I’m gonna keep this a bit shorter than usual.
🦓 Building products at Stripe is a fascinating examination of the payment juggernaut’s product culture that embraces two seeming paradoxes:
Go deep by fostering a culture of writing that enables rigorous thinking and extreme attention to detail. But always act fast and with a sense of urgency.
Start from real user problems. But build multidecade abstractions towards the long-term vision.
🤑 What would the world look like if reputation was fungible: if you could back claims with the authority of your previous accomplishments, without actually identifying yourself? Byrne Hobart explores the economics of blockchain-enabled pseudonymity.
🛡️ Verified personal content is one of the key primitives of cryptonetworks. For every piece of content, there will be a blockchain-verified, permanent, immutable, record of who published what and when. Online trust will be trust in data enabled by economic guarantees.
🦎 One of the delightful promises of DAOs is the surge of innovation and variety in how organizations and resources can be governed. Mario Laul identifies cultural and regulatory forces that may suppress creativity, lead to premature convergence, and result in suboptimal institutionalization of this nascent organizational form.