Ben’s List 75



Sufficient Decentralization for Social Networks

“Centralized social networks influence every aspect of our lives, and their shortcomings are painfully clear.”

French Tech

2022: The State of the French Tech Ecosystem

“French startups raised less capital in mega rounds in 2022 compared to 2021 but raises more capital in all other categories implying that growth has been the most impacted stage by the current environment.”


Open Note to Readers: on Hacking Communities

“While Growth is the shiny object many companies are after when hiring for a community department, it is but a consequence of a well-defined Identity (which relates to Community Development, Design, and Branding), followed by well-established Connectedness (enabled by Community Architecture and Operations).”


Token Design

Token design is an emerging field that can feel more like alchemy than chemistry. Andreessen Horowitz’ Head of Engineering, Eddy Lazzarin, helps make sense of the design process by sharing some common patterns and pitfalls.


“’We have this world that’s going to end. We have this star that’s going to die. We have this incredible moment. Here we are: alive and sentient beings on this planet.’ All because, at some point, life started.'”

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