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The future of work
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I’ve been on the road for the last couple of weeks, now in Denmark. Men, what did I miss this.
The pace of innovation today is insane, especially in the crypto space. 
Let’s dive in;

Last week the lightning network went live with a new feature for Twitter. You are now able to send money for free to anyone in the world. That’s new. [watch video]
Jack Mallers
I just published Announcing the Strike API

Today, @Twitter enables free, instant, global payments for their users with their integration of the Strike API.

What the internet did for communication, #Bitcoin + the Lightning Network is doing for money.

https://t.co/jHkY6knXkP https://t.co/FXujknG7sM
If you want to learn more about this project, Pomp interviewed the founder of Strike; Jack Maller
Twitter is also working on some NFT features, and this is no surprise since Jack is very open that he likes the crypto space.
link to tweet; https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1441087636446220307?s=20
link to tweet; https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1441087636446220307?s=20
The metaverse is being built. 
It’s still super early for web3, but it’s hard to think about anything else once you start to understand it. Many smart people are joining the space every day and that is great, if we do it right; we can improve many things.
Aaron Levie
If you designed software from the ground up knowing everything we know about how work happens today, most of it would look entirely different. Now the race is about which technologies can get there fastest.
If you want to learn more about web3, this article might help you.
My biggest focus is currently decentralized autonomous organizations. I’ve always been fascinated by the future of work, and it seems that DAOs will play a significant role in this. I’m starting my personal ‘DAO’ or ‘DO’ to experiment with this, and we are building Arteztic. 
While we are on the topic of NFTs, I find this observation of Dylan Field (Founder Figma) - who sold punk7804 (considered the Mona Lisa of digital art) for $7.5million very interesting. 
I think the “What is art?” question for CryptoPunks is super fascinating because there’s all these different ways to break it down. There’s the algorithm of how punks were generated in the first place: They had this algorithm that would remix all these different characteristics infinitely, and they took a random sampling of 10,000 of the different images that came up. They could have had millions. This is a random collection of the universe of punks. So maybe that’s the art.
Then there’s individual punks as well, like 7804. And that seems to be art, too, in terms of the individual piece of art. But what I’ve come around to is the belief that the community itself is the art piece. The market, the discussions that are being had, the community that’s forming. It really does care so much about the project and is loving it into existence. That is the art piece itself, these interactions were all happening around the punks ecosystem.
That’s where DAOs and NFTs come together and will play a role in how we create communities. People will form collectives differently, owing an NFT might be the start of a new organization.
A good example of this is, is Loot, where a version of this is happening; people who hold the NFT are building the actual project. It’s fascinating; read this article to learn more.
At the moment, it’s hard to predict where exactly all of this is going. But I think that’s the wrong question to ask if you think about how the future will look like. 
People build the future, and one thing is for sure: many smart people on the internet start to work on web3 projects or experiment with them, and a lot of money is flowing into this space. It is easier to react than to predict.
See you next week.
Sven 
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