Packy McCormick is the writer of Not Boring, an investor at Not Boring Capital, and an advisor to the a16z Web3 Fund. Packy has a sharp intuition for general trends, and he puts in the work to understand and thoughtfully communicate his findings outward. Writing and creating content is a great way to learn and share knowledge—we would know.

In this episode, we explore five of Packy’s most salient articles orbiting around the crypto space. Unraveling the secret recipe for crypto (and life), managing the delicate balance between money and fun is the key to winning these games. Making money on the internet with friends is the new normal.

As a talented writer and a great thinker, Packy is a born-again crypto enthusiast as of 2021. He is able to synthesize this chaotic space with fresh eyes, bringing prior knowledge to guide his understanding.

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✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David’s Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode
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📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:30 Packy McCormick’s Journey
9:55 Born-Again Crypto Enthusiast
12:48 Own The Internet
21:00 Solana Summer
29:32 Monolithic vs Modular
35:44 The SOL Value Prop
42:08 Winner Take All?
47:30 Real vs Fake Culture
55:00 Status Monkeys
1:02:10 NFTs as Status
1:06:23 The Pareto Funtier
1:14:05 A Sense of Meaning
1:19:43 The Web3 Debate
1:29:45 Predicting This Decade
1:35:02 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Packy McCormick
https://twitter.com/packyM?s=20&t=zppneMsLXcmxhoe3-5z7OA
Not Boring
https://www.notboring.co/
Ethereum – Own the Internet
https://www.notboring.co/p/own-the-internet?s=r
Solana Summer
https://www.notboring.co/p/solana-summer?s=r
Status Monkeys (NFTs)
https://www.notboring.co/p/status-monkeys
The Pareto Funtier
https://www.notboring.co/p/the-pareto-funtier?s=r
The Web3 Debate
https://www.notboring.co/p/the-web3-debate?s=r
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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

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