gm! excited to see many of you this week in miami.
hundreds of people checked out the Upstream Collective demo last week. you can try it here.
each week, in this newsletter we’ll cover the latest events, headlines, and insights in crypto and community. welcome to collective thoughts!
what we’re reading
- Uniswap Labs COO says mainstream crypto adoption hinges on accessibility and ease (TechCrunch)
- NBA's Crypto Chief Registers Second .Eth Domain as League Files for 4 NFT Trademarks (CoinDesk)
- Crypto bosses say the ‘tide is turning’ on regulation (CNBC)
- How OpenSea cornered the $17 billion market for NFTs (CNBC)
- Why Jack Dorsey’s First-Tweet NFT Plummeted 99% In Value In A Year (Forbes)
what’s on the calendar
WTF is ApeCoin?
wed @ 4pm ET | (RSVP)
Adam Liebman is joining us on wednesday to discuss what ApeCoin is, who’s behind it, and what it’ll will be used for. Come with your questions ready!
NFT community event #61
thurs @ 1pm ET | (RSVP)
come and talk NFTs with Drew and Alex! This week’s event is moved from our usual time on friday to 1pm thursday.
web3 equity and inclusion
thurs @ 4pm ET | (RSVP) | 🎉 NFT GIVEAWAY!
every month we invite those helping make web3 equitable to share what they’re working on and how we can drive diversity in web3.
where we’re going
tech & vc happy hour | #MiamiTechWeek
thurs, april 21st @ 4pm ET | The Wharf Miami | (RSVP)
join us at The Wharf Miami to have a drink and hang with the vibrant Miami Tech & Startup ecosystem at our MiamiTechWeek meetup!
choose your adventure tech meet-up with Venture Cafe x Shrimp Society
thurs, april 21st @ 6pm - 9pm ET | CIC Miami | (RSVP)
upstream, venture café miami, and the shrimp society presents a choose-your-adventure tech meetup! Enjoy dinner and drinks with guest speakers and discussions around the hottest topics in tech and web3 today. You choose what you want to learn about!
who’s talking about crypto
virtual office hours
- Alvarez Thelma | Portfolio Manager at BlackRock Inc
- Evelina Lavrova | Marketing, PR & IR for DeFi, Web3 & NFT startups and VCs
- Michelle Abbs | Vice President Community & Education at Metagood
- Neetu Puranikmath | CIO at Regenerous Institute
- Santos Sadasivuni | Founder at LaunchRack
what we’re sharing in our group chats
- This explanation of what a DAO is by Packy McCormick
- This helpful advice from Gary Vee about how to protect yourself from NFT scams
- This snaxshot newsletter about the intersection of F&B and web3
what we're screenshotting
what we're celebrating
- you can now try out an Upstream Collective!
- welcome our new intern, Alo, to the team!
- you can now find all the archives of our newsletters on our blog here!
- we’re hiring at Upstream! Join the team as a Developer, CX Lead, Content Manager, & more (Job Board)
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See you at an event soon!