Some personal news
Welcome to another issue of Vault.
This week, some personal news.
I recently joined the team at Akash Network to help them build out their content offerings, including their newsletter.
Akash is a decentralized peer-to-peer market for cloud compute.
Using Akash Network allows developers to launch applications such as DeFi apps, blogs, games, data visualizations, block explorers, blockchain nodes, and other blockchain network components on a decentralized cloud.
Akash’s mission is to democratize and decentralize the world’s access to the cloud. An open, peer-to-peer cloud marketplace fundamentally changes the nature of the internet—making it more robust, more decentralized, and more sovereign.
I’m excited to join the team and bring Akash to web3’s next billion users.
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“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
— Steve Jobs, 1997
Crypto is a strange industry.
It has drawn people from many different professions, backgrounds, and philosophies. It requires a passion for cryptography, computer science, politics, economics, culture, math, philosophy, and art. All of these play into various aspects of the technology and its revolution. Most of all, it requires an ability to walk against the crowd.
It doesn’t make sense to most. It is opaque, abstract, often indecipherable, and draped in a culture and language foreign to most on the outside, peering in.
It is setting the world on fire, or saving it. The harbinger of hypercapitalism, or the antidote to authoritarianism. Illusion, or freedom.
Scammers and fraudsters pile in to grift a quick buck. Researchers and technologists dedicate their days and nights designing the future of the internet.
We are heading toward a brave new world with fewer institutions and a broader and more even distribution of power. More to the individual than the group. More to the person than the corporation. More to the people than the government.
There is a heavy weight that comes with being new and being early. One must accept being misunderstood for years at a time.
To accept all of this is to ally oneself with a band of rebels, cowboys, visionaries, and misfits heading out onto the frontier.
The only thing they can’t do is ignore us.
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