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 #34: Metaverse
    12 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    In April, my friend Patrick and I were having a conversation about Decentraland - a virtual world launched in 2019 that exists in part on the Ethereum blockchain. He had purchased a few virtual buildi...
  • Issue #33: DAOs...company or community?
    05 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 8 1
    Lately, more and more of my friends are joining DAOs. Some are passive members, others are active contributors. I assume a lot of this is due to DAOs being the thing de jour right now in the industry....
  • Issue #32: Decentralized M&A
    29 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Mergers and Acquisitions was my favorite class in law school. For whatever reason, business and corporate law made sense to me. Evidence and Constitutional Law did not…hence why I became a corporate l...
  • Issue #31: Emulation, then Innovation
    22 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 6 0
    I read a great quote recently from jazz legend Miles Davis… “It took me years to learn to play like myself.” What Davis meant was he spent years emulating other people before he found his own sound. I...
  • Issue #30: Retrospective
    15 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 5 2
    When I decided to start a newsletter earlier this year, I was nervous. I admitted in my first issue that the two things holding me back from doing it earlier were (1) I wasn’t in the habit of writing ...
  • Issue #29: Standards
    08 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Standards dictate a huge portion of human interaction. When you’re in a certain country, you speak a certain language. When you drive a car, you stop on red, and go on green. The last 18 months during...
  • Issue #28: The Creator Economy
    01 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    If you’ve ever posted a photo on Instagram or uploaded a video on Youtube, you are a participant in the creator economy. Large platforms like Youtube, Instagram and TikTok have built businesses around...
  • Issue #27: Governments and Stablecoins
    25 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    This issue was inspired by a recent conversation with @thatsauchward. Thanks Sam! I’ve wanted to write about the relationship between governments and stablecoins for a few months, but it is particular...
  • Issue #26: How You DAO
    18 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 9 3
    There’s a famous saying in business that culture eats strategy for breakfast. Organizations are made up of people, and the organization’s culture dictates how they behave. The best strategy in the wor...
  • Issue #25: Institutional DeFi
    11 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    In the Summer of 2018, I went to the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, UK. I didn’t know anything about Formula 1 before that race, but became an immediate fan and have been watching consistently sin...