Ew, Ian, wtf! NFTs?!
I agree. Finance bros and people crushed by fear turned it into a way to make easy money, destroying the environment and the lives of those easily duped in the process.
Then why tf are you enaging in this BS?
Crypto is hella cringe, I get it. But, it was a silly and fun hobby for coders like me. I am a hobbyist, not a scammer. I assure you, if I was going to scam people, I would have already done it in much less transparent ways.
I also know that our global financial systems, terrible as they are, took a LONG time to get anywhere close to fair. I am under no delusion that the crypto financial system is a solution given its toddler years are already rife with disgusting problems.
Okay dude, calling yourself a hobbyist is a pretty weak way to absolve yourself.
And saying my sister isn't an environmentalist because she works in timber sales is an inaccurate oversimplification. I am willing to admit how vastly ignorant I am of trillions of intermingling systems and social interactions. Maybe I can't steer crypto in the right direction as one man. But it's not going away. So why not give myself an opportunity to improve it for the better?
Sorry, sorry! I just thought since you've been on this site for longer than average, you might hear me out?
Why do you do this to me, Ian...
Okay, okay, I'll be quick! I have a newsletter to keep you up-to-date on my content and projects. If my stuff tickles your pickle, help us both out by subscribing!
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'Serve me better.' What deliciously vague jargon. Is this where you pretend to be me and you make me respond with a contrived form of consent because you're bold enough to assume this cute little chat interface gimmick is enough to actually get me to sign up?
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...alright, well, I'll leave it up to you.