30,000 Feet

Andrew Beal
30,000 Feet: A weekly newsletter exploring ideas and trends in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry
Created 10 Jan 2021
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  • Issue #49: B2DAO
    26 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 6 2
    It has been an absolute pleasure and a boat load of work writing 30,000 Feet this year. For 50 consecutive weeks (because the first issue took me two weeks to write), I have spent most weeknights, and...
  • Issue #48: Owning the Infrastructure - Part 2
    19 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Two weeks ago I wrote “Owning the Infrastructure: Part 1” about the value proposition of controlling public blockchain and DeFi infrastructure, and how surprised I was that traditional financial insti...
  • Issue #47: Decentralized Services
    12 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 7 0
    This week we’re going to explore another layer of the Web 3 tech stack - decentralized services. Most of these services are data related and used primarily by developers - data storage, blockchain dat...
  • Issue #46: Owning the Infrastructure - Part 1
    05 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    I had a conversation with a friend who was recently promoted to a senior innovation position at one of the largest payment processors in the world. Blockchain and crypto is at the top item of his agen...
  • Issue #45: The Lasting Impact of High Transaction Fees
    28 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 6 0
    I moved cross country (again) this week, so today’s issue was written by friend and former colleague @anonalyx. He explores the impact high ETH transaction fees has on user experimentation, education,...
  • Issue #44: Managing Millennial Wealth
    21 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    I saw a headline in the Wall Street Journal recently titled “Thanks for the Golf, but You Can’t Manage My Money”. The article was about wealthy millennials not seeing the value in hiring wealth manage...
  • Issue #43: EVMs and Oil Fields
    14 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 11 4
    One of the hardest things about writing a weekly newsletter is idea generation. In January, I started with a list of 30 or so really good topics. I burned through those topics by August, and for the l...
  • Issue #42: Move Slow and Don't Break Things
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Facebook popularized the mantra “move fast and break things” and it was quickly adopted by the rest of Silicon Valley. The idea being, figure out what works and doesn’t work as fast as possible. Pocke...
  • Issue #41: POAPs and Transferability
    31 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 7 0
    Last week I wrote about Web3 reputation and using NFTs to represent micro-credentials. This week, I want to dive a bit deeper into examples and mechanics - what NFT credentials look like and how they ...
  • Issue #40: Micro-credentials & Web3 Reputation
    24 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    I’ve talked about reputation before, but I had a conversation this week that made me think about it differently, and deeper, with respect to Web3. To quote from my earlier issue… “Reputation is the su...
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