Issue #17 - Create DAOs, State of Tech in Africa, Ross Ulbricht from Prison, Rise of Independents, CALA, Gasmoney.xyz, Beyond, Isaiah Rashad, Destiny Rogers, and Saint Lyor

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June 20, 2021

📰 News

🌐 Learn how to create, run, and grow a DAO (w/ inspo from $FWB)

🆓 “I want you to understand what it means to lose your freedom.” -- Ross Ulbricht, Bitcoin Conference Miami, 2021

🌍 A detailed introduction on tech in Africa

🦾 The rise of businesses-of-one and liquid super teams

♻️ Follow the end to end plastics supply chain from initial investment and finance, to production and final country of impact

🕹️ Inside the industry of video game cheating-as-a-service

⭐ Contra releases their first annual State of Independence report of insights on how independents are redefining the future of work

💾 50 of the Internet's greatest moments so far

👾 Game engines that enable NFTs and other crypto economics are on a fundraising tear

🛍️ Brands want to fight back against Amazon through 3rd party consignment

🎧 Interview w/ Jonny Shipes of Cinematic Music Group (Joey Bada$$, Nipsey Hussle, Big K.R.I.T.) on building the Supreme of music

🖼️ The irrational mystery of the golden ratio

👟 Communities fight against sneaker resellers

🍭 The psychology to what sneaker colors you choose to wear

🎞️ Her story inspired A24's latest movie, but Zola shares her own story

🍚 Helping define what Asian American music is

🔉 Sound design in software and where Slack notifications go from here

👺 Anonymous targets Elon Musk for trolling

🐦 India's love-hate story with Twitter

📺 Deep dive into the growing Retailtainment movement

📱 A quick guide to social media in rap

🍌 Turn unsolicited dick pics into NFTs


🕹️ Products

Cala - Build an end-to-end fashion house, remotely

Gasmoney.xyz - Enable fans to donate "gas money" w/ crypto

Beyond - Discover content curated by real people

Statmuse - AI-powered search sports stats and soon stats on anything

Whatnot - Live shopping for collector communities

Ghost Knowledge - Request essays you want to read from people who write or don't write

Nouns - Generate pixel NFT avatars

Historico - Find out what happened today in history

Poparazzi - Instagram but your friends are paparazzi

Only You by Spotify - Understand your strange listening habits

Forte - Building end-to-end solution for token-based game economies and NFTs

Blitmap - Create one-of-a-kind NFT artworks, fusion style

Foundation Devices - Next-gen hardware wallet to securely store your Bitcoin

The Drivers Cooperative - Driver-owned ridehailing cooperative in New York City

Instructables - DIY Ikea furniture hacking


🎧Music

Isaiah Rashad - Headshots (4r da locals) Visualizer

Destiny Rogers - West Like ft. Kalan.FrFr

No Rome - 1:45AM ft. Bearface

L'Impératrice — Peur des filles

Saint Lyor - Gossip

Paranoid 1966 - Dime si te quedas

Show Me The Body - Arcanum


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Issue #16 - Unethical Thrifting, Equalizing the Internet, James Turrell's Crater, Cozy Consumer Social, Adulting-as-a-Service, New-New MTV, Body Meat, Yves Tumor, & Stevan

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May 18, 2021

📰 News

👒 What no one talks about enough is the unethical side of the boom in secondhand fashion and it means for those who needed it most

🆓 A piece on getting back to the mission of the internet being a great equalizer

🌑 James Turrell has been building an observatory inside of a crater

🆔 What the future of online identity looks like in Web 3.0

💰 How CryptoPunks (the OG NFT) created a cult of elitist crypto investors and tech personalities

📈 Introducing Bitclout, a place where your online reputation might be worth something

🗺️ A map showing where the popular Wikipedia’ed people were born, lived or connected to

🎹 An AI was tasked with making songs in the style of musicians who died at the age of 27 — poetically named Lost Tapes of the 27 Club — in support of mental health awareness

🙅 Inside the business of online slander-as-a-service

📢 The power of news content creators is unmistakable

📨 Crypto finds adoption amongst migrant workers for remittances

🍑 OnlyFans global expansion opens doors for many across the world

🍔 Life Lesson: If you want to hack McDonald's (or finally get that McFlurry), be sure to come with the bag

👽 The life, times, and future of Reddit

🕹️ Black gamers pioneered eSports with fighting games in the 90s, but segregation still exists in the world of professional gaming

🎥 A piece on what entertainment companies look like in 2021 and what it means for up-and-coming franchises

🚀 The SpaceX Starship isn't just taking us to Mars, it's much more than that

🛰️ A review of Starlink and a tool to help you see the satellites in action tonight

🤫 Sleepminting and what it means for crypto-counterfeiting undermining the value of NFTs

🛋️ Inside the world of render porn or 3-D generated interior design and architecture made for social media

👜 Gucci enters the Metaverse

🧱 What happens when everything is a subscription


🕹️ Products

Geneva - A cozy app for group chats

Dashblock - Turn any website into an API

mmm.page - Tumblr meets Myspace meets Figma website builder

Here Before A Million - Bringing back late night MTV vibes

Macro - Virtual experiences for teams

Postmodern - Anonymous, short, ephemeral conversations with others

Generated Photos - Play with your face

TOSDR - Grading Terms of Service from company websites

Radiooooo - Musical time machine

Say It - Visualize related subreddits

Orbit - A community building CRM app

Alchemix - Unlocking your future yield through synthetic tokens

Freecycle - A network of people giving away free stuff

Drive & Listen - Listen to local car radio across the world

Lomi - Turn food waste into compost

Carbo Culture - Carbon sequestration startup tackling climate change

Realworld - Adulting-as-a-service

Movie of the Night - Figure out what to watch


🎧 Music

Body Meat - ULTIMA

SWAVAY - YAYA

Yves Tumor - Kerosene!

Stevan - Onyx

Rocketman - Orange Coffee


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Issue #15 - CodeMiko, Underground Netflix, Satanic Panic, Open-Source Nose, Rent-to-Buy Art, Dj Screw Doc, Hacker Tamagochi, BROCKHAMPTON, Paris Texas, & Mustafa

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April 18, 2021

📰 News

📹 Introducting CodeMiko, a Twitch streamer, digital persona, and developer blurring the lines of reality for her fans and pushing the Metaverse conversation forward through her use of a motion capture suit and world development

📺 Video streaming platforms take on new, weird, and oddly comforting form with Eternal Family, a Netflix for underground artists

👃 A Microsoft program manager built an open-source artificial nose that can detect smell with the help of artificial intelligence

😈 Lil Nas X really out here, Nike settlement, and Satanic Panic

🤟 The science behind the human love for music

🇧🇷 Esports' boom in Brazil creates hope for economic mobility to the favelas

🎮 Valve’s new employee handbook given to every new team member is speaks the company culture like no other

🛋️ Therapy apps compete and struggle to provide the care their marketing promises

🧠 From Sam Altman, YC & OpenAI huncho, believes AI will create "phenomenal wealth" for all as it joins the workforce, but policy will need to follow for equitable distribution, and if both align, we will see an elevated standard of living like never before

👾 Discord in talks to sell-out

🐈 Remember The Internet and the importance of memorializing the internet we grew up in as more of it disappears

🚚 Inside the world of Amazon brand flipping

📟 A quick guide on starting a new country

🎤 A deeper take on Clubhouse from Wired

🎛️ An interactive map of #1 songs in 3,000 places across the globe

🎸 Comparing live music vs recorded music with data

🌌 Explore the works of David Rudnick, an up-and-coming digital aesthetic-bending, artist, graphic designer, and NFTer

🎨 The impact of Bob Ross's art through a data-focused art gallery

🦄 A wiki for aesthetics is necessary in a world of aesthetics

📀 Speaking of ever-changing aesthetics, Y2K is back in a new form

🖨️ 3D printers finally get biodegradable printing capabilities

👟 The otherworldly influence of Pharrell Williams on fashion, style, and beyond from Grailed

🐺 Overwolf, a platform for building and selling apps that are used on top of games, raises $52.5m to become the Youtube for creating apps and mods

💉 Stanford scientists reverse engineered and published Moderna vaccine on Github


🕹️ Products

Pico - The operating system for creator businesses

Cents - Buy and sell tweets

Parlor - Rent to own art

Yerb - Creativity in a can

Halo: Combat Evolved - Buy a share of a Wata 9.8, A+ sealed copy of the classic Xbox game

DJ Screw Documentary: Chopped & Screwed - Invest in a documentary on the life and legacy of DJ Screw

Friends With Benefits - A tokenized online community supported by their own social tokens ($FWB)

Fluent - Learn languages by browsing the web

Column - The information network for topics

Alethea.ai - Create a unique, intelligent, GPT-3 powered and interactive version of your digital asset

Mini Tokyo 3D - What Google Maps should look like

Artlist - License music and SFX for projects

June - Simplified product analytics reports on top of Segement

Camo - Use your phone as a webcam for video calls

Overwolf - Download and use apps on top of your favorite games

Flipper Zero - Tamagochi for hackers

Streamlabs - All-in-one live streaming software


🎧 Music

BROCKHAMPTON - COUNT ON ME

Paris Texas - FORCE OF HABIT

Mustafa - Air Forces

Nilüfer Yanya - Crash

HVN - DEMON


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Issue #14 - Ownership Economy, Signaling-as-a-Service, Design for Irrational, Catalog, Alt, Kanye 2049, Lo Village, Black Pumas, & reggie

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March 17, 2021

📰 News

🌐 Social tokens enable cooperative models of business, powered by communities or just one, and giving way to the coined "ownership economy"

📶 That moment when you realize almost everything is signaling and software amplifies the message

🎨 "Designing for the average person is just a race to the bottom" — Here's a concise framework on building consumer products (@sorenwrenn is a B3BOP community member 🎉)

✨ Analysis on today’s youth culture, otherwise the Era of Monomass

🔪 "A new digital kitchen can be opened in an urban center for $50,000, roughly 5% of the average cost of a regular restaurant."

📈 The Generalist turns one of their coverage reports into an NFT via Mirror

🤟 NFTs are disintermediating platforms from creators to getting them back to their core fans, artist respond on how NFTs are influencing their careers, and Scott Belsky shares his take

🧪 But, the current NFT craze is likely a bubble that will become more evident as hype dies down...

🏀 High school basketball takes on a whole new form as Overtime offers top athletes minimum $100k salaries

🎹 Steve Stoute discusses UnitedMasters and a future for indie artists

🖼️ How Art Arrived At Jackson Pollock by Nerdwriter1

🧱 What is creative composability?

🍿 Movie-worthy business story about Mormons and tycoons conning governments out of millions

👖 A quick history on UNION, the iconic streetwear brand and retailer

🐦 You can buy Jack Dorsey's first tweet ever

👟 Sneakers have become an asset class that has created the careers of many resellers, but Nike relationship has been tumultuous to say the least

💭 Scientists can now hack into lucid dreams

🐰 Neopets was WSB before WSB

🔥 One somewhat unorthodox way to create value in an NFT is to buy a unique physical asset, mint an NFT, and burn it

🪑 “If we could have fabricators for everything that we think in our lives, do you understand how great life would be?” — A look back at Pharrell's venture into chair design


🕹️ Products

Catalog - Open markets for music (Built by @brownsvgar, a B3BOP community member 🎉)

ktt2 - Kanye To The 2

Kanye 2049 - The password is the title of any Kanye album

Alt - A portfolio management app for alternative assets

Collabland - Tokenize your community

Showtime - Social network for NFTs

Texts - One inbox for all messages

Maple - A beautiful family management app

Four Sigmatic - A trending mushroom coffee

Special Project - Onlyfans buy everywhere

The Fascination - Discover curated DTC products

Create/OS - Record deal simulator

MetaHuman Creator - Design hi-fi 3-D humans

Nothing - Honestly nothing, but well funded

Unloved - An aftermarket for subscriptions


🎧 Music

Lo Village - Lost in America

Black Pumas - Colors

Navy Blue - Higher Self

MICHELLE - FYO

reggie - SOUTHSIDE FADE


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Issue #13 - Cryptomedia, Cult Films, Voltaire House, The Great Unbundling, Public APIs, Deschooling Society, Same Energy, Freddie Gibbs, Pinegrove, & Hope Tala

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February 15, 2021

📰 News

⛓️ What is ‘cryptomedia’?

⛏️ The Great Unbundling by Ben Evans

📽️ A list of the top 50 cult films to grace the world

₿ The story of Voltaire House, an Argentinian hacker house that produced some of the most valuable crypto projects

🌐 What is this ‘Metaverse’?

⚛️ Kevin Kwok on tapping into the right level of abstraction with atomic concepts to build products that win

📈 Notes on the future of Ethereum from Vitalik Buterin

🔮 Emerging cultural trends based on 30+ reports

🍏 You can blame Apple for preventing an internet revolution

🎮 "Game design is such a multidimensional activity that large chunks of the discipline remain unknown territory, even after having shipped many games."

💱 Difficulty in valuing the GDP of the digital economy

👀 Mexico City, where surveillance doesn’t help

🏛️ Telegram continues to grow as it onboards heads of states

🎛️ The moderation war continues as it spreads to new platforms

📱 A look at Infobar, Japan's most iconic mobile phone

📍 Nextdoor is redefining the local media landscape

🎙️ How much does Kid Cudi hum?

💡 ARK Invest: Big Ideas 2021

🍄 Psychedelic stocks are getting gassed up


🕹️ Products

Clay - A beautiful and comprehensive personal CRM

Black Bean Grocery - Asian American online DTC grocer

Kinopio - A very kawaii / cutecore knowledge tool

Public APIs - Find public APIs to use

Beam - A new, browser built with conviviality in mind

Uizard - AI-powered design tool & assistant for non-designers

DALL-E - OpenAI’s neural network that creates images of text

Gods Unchained - A P2E (Play-to-Earn) game powered through NFTs

Kingdom Supercultures - Designed microbial communities that produce the world’s first 0-calorie fermented soda, beers with new flavors, and new yogurt-like smoothies

Seasons - Rental service for designer men’s clothing

Yotta - Saving through playing the lottery

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich - A still relevant book written in 1971 that critiques the role and practice of education in the modern world

Same Energy - Visual search engine powered by deep learning models similar to CLIP by OpenAI (created by a former OpenAI engineer)

Public Domain - Virgil Abloh’s desktop

Recompose - Become soil when you die

Millions - A startup raised money to give it away


🎧 Music

Freddie Gibbs - Gang Signs (feat. ScHoolboy Q)

slowthai, Skepta - CANCELLED

Pinegrove - "Amperland, NY" - The Movie

Hope Tala, Aminé - Cherries

Khruangbin - Dearest Alfred (MyJoy) – Knxwledge Remix (Official Video)


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