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Rethinking Equity: From Lottery Ticket to Financial Wedge

Niya Dragova

Smart equity management strategies for employees, a future-forward vision for companies, and a wish-list for builders.

Kickstarting Network Effects

Paul Davison, Alexis Ohanian, Andrew Chen, and Das Rush

Network effects can be found powering almost every major technology company, from messaging apps and workplace collaboration tools, like Slack and Zoom, to marketplaces, like Airbnb and Instacart to even the internet itself. In this po...

Inside the GameStop Drama; U.S. Constitution, Auctioned

Ken Griffin and Marc Andreessen

The founder and CEO of market maker and investor Citadel gives his perspective on the frenzy that involved short sellers and ascendant retail investors.

IPOs and Beyond: A Guide to Exit Options for Companies

Blake Kim and Quinten Burgunder

From traditional paths (IPO, M&A) to alternatives (SPACs, DLs, secondary sales), here are the implications for valuation, dilution, liquidity, and more.

Beyond Metcalfe’s Law for Network Effects, and Towards a Better Model

Andrew Chen

Metcalfe’s Law persists today in discussions of network effects, yet is not enough for those in the industry who seek to create, scale, and compete using them.

DAOs, A Canon

Sonal Chokshi, Zoran Basich, and Guy Wuollet

Resources for those who want to understand, build, and otherwise get involved in DAOs

With Decentralized Identity, Your Reputation Travels With You Across Cyberspace

Scott Kominers and Jad Esber

"On-chain reputation" means your contributions and achievements will be public and searchable — impacting hiring, financial services, and creator engagement.

Blockchain Networks and the Human Factor: How to Know Whether They’re Accessible

Dieter Shirley and Benjamin Ebner

To successfully build consumer-scale crypto experiences, developers must think beyond throughput and latency. The question should be: Can you actually use it?

‘Play-to-Earn’ Gaming and How Work is Evolving in Web3

Arianna Simpson, Gabby Dizon, Jeffrey Zirlin, and Zoran Basich

An emerging model of gaming that provides real money for players is part of broader trends including web3, the future of work, and new types of networks.

The Overlooked Levels of the Creator Economy

Dan Runcie

Are creator platforms enabling the 99 percent to chase their childhood dreams? Or are they helping the stars of the 0.1 percent expand their wealth?