gm! sxsw kicks off this week (march 11-20). we’re hosting a big happy hour (RSVP), co-working day (RSVP) and women in web3 brunch (RSVP). check out this google doc where I put together all the events for sxsw.
ETH on Upstream: if you need help setting up your crypto wallet, stop by our coworking event. our team will be ready to go step-by-step and help you get set up. the first 100 people we help set up their first crypto wallet get $10 of ETH on us!
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
- This Social Club Runs on Tokens and Vibes (The New York Times)
- Crypto Interrupted: How The Russian Invasion Dramatically Changed Ukraine’s Blockchain Strategy to Focus On The War (Forbes)
- One Year After Beeple, the NFT Has Changed Artists. Has It Changed Art? (The New York Times)
- How Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova Is Using Crypto to Fight for Equality (TIME)
- The Unbundling of Opensea (Tasha Kim)
what’s on the calendar
international women’s day event
tues @ 12:30pm ET | (RSVP)
Join the Future of Work Community for a talk with Danielle Farage and Founder, Jess Podgajny, to talk about personalized employment and how it’s shaping the future for women.
community town hall + AMA
tues @ 4:30pm ET | (RSVP)
Join us for our monthly Town Hall where new and existing members meet, share Upstream wins, and talk about how to get the most out of Upstream in 2022.
where we’re going
women in web3 brunch @ revival coffee
sun @ 11am GMT | (RSVP)
sxsw 2022 happy hour
sun @ 6pm GMT | (RSVP)
Join us for happy hour at SXSW. Can’t wait to see you all!
crypto coffee | $10 eth + free coffee
mon @ 8:30am GMT | (RSVP)
In partnership the Austin Coffee Club, join us for coffee & a dedicated crypto genius bar (like Apple’s genius bar but for crypto help with your wallet and ENS domain!)
croissants & crypto
march 25 @ 11am - 1pm ET | (RSVP)
Our first gathering of people interested in crypto and blockchain in Barcelona. No experience is needed, just curiosity! We’ll meet at Frizzant for coffee, croissants, and casual chatting about crypto.
march 22-27 | (RSVP)
If you’re in Barcelona for Avalanche, Sarah will be speaking on a panel about DAOs.
who’s talking about crypto
- Michelle Joubert | Advisory Board Member at Empress Jets & Thropic.io
- TJ Littlejohn | Solana Developer and Founder of mtnpay.so
- Matt Restivo | Founder of gmoon
- Oren Bennett | Chief Business Officer of Punchgames
- Jeff Weisben | Founder of Hype Labs
what we’re listening to
- WTF is DeFi? Jason Hitchcock, Partner at To The Moon Capital (Podcast)
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Blockchain - Crypto Space | Ali Emdad (Podcast)
what we're screenshotting
what we're celebrating
- We’re committed to helping the next 1,000,000 web2 users join web3 (Tweet)
- Our friends at Muses of Now are launching an amazing NFT collection featuring women artists around the world for IWD (More Info)
- A partnership between World of Women & Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine (Tweet)
- We’re hiring at Upstream! Join the team as a Designer or Content Manager (Job Board)
Like this newsletter? Forward it to a friend. Let me and Sarah know what you want more or less of in the next edition of collective thoughts.
See you at an event soon!