Collective Thoughts #9: Miami Tech Week, Collectives on Mobile.

gm! super excited to share that Collectives are now on mobile. Hope to see many of you this week in Miami and next week in Paris.

Alex Taub
Alex Taub

gm! super excited to share that Collectives are now on mobile. Hope to see many of you this week in Miami and next week in Paris.

each week, in this newsletter we’ll cover the latest events, headlines, and insights in crypto and community. welcome to collective thoughts!

– alex

what we’re reading

Despite tooling limitations, DAO optimists see new use cases for a democratic, token-based future (TechCrunch)

Can Avalanche Win Over Wall Street and 'Degens' Alike? (CoinDesk)

Axie Infinity's Ronin network suffers ≈$625M exploit in largest DeFi hack to date (TechCrunch)

Dubai’s New Crypto Law Attracts Bybit And To Set Up Local Offices (Forbes)

Goldman Sachs’ OTC Bitcoin options trade ‘doesn’t mean much,’ but can pave way for more institutional involvement (TechCrunch)

what’s on the calendar

WTF is... a DAO?

thurs @ 4pm ET | (RSVP)

we’ll talk about the basics of what a DAO is, why they became so popular over the last year, potential use cases, & more.

monthly crypto start-up pitch night

weds @ 5pm ET | (RSVP)

join us for our monthly pitch night! come listen to founders pitch their start-ups and meet the up-and-coming innovators in the space. to pitch your start-up at next month’s pitch night, email [email protected].

NFT community event #59

fri @ 1pm ET | (RSVP)

come and talk NFTs with Drew and Alex! they'll discuss what they're seeing and what they're interested in lately.

where we’re going


crypto cowork day #2 @ CIC Miami | free Crypto Gala ticket giveaways 👀

weds, april 6th @ 9am-5pm ET | (RSVP)

take a break from working from home & join us for lunch and co-working. after lunch, we’ll have a crypto genius bar where members of the Upstream team will help set up your crypto wallet, ENS domain, Coinbase account, & more. From 12pm - 1pm we’ll be doing Crypto Gala ticket giveaways

choose your adventure tech meet-up

thurs, april 21st @  6pm - 9pm ET | (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

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what we’re sharing in our group chats

  • An easy-to-understand definition of a DAO (Tweet)
  • You can now make a custom URL for your Collective on Upstream (Blog)
  • This optimistic article about the future of DAOs featuring our Head of Operations, Sarah (Tweet)

what we're screenshotting

what we're celebrating

Collectives are now available on mobile! (Blog)

we’re hiring at Upstream! Join the team as a Developer, CX Lead, Content Manager, & more (Job Board)

Ja’dan Johnson’s 1-year Anniversary at Upstream! (Tweet)

Welcome Gabriel De Almeida to the Upstream team as a Senior Software Dev (Blog)

An amazing turnout for IRL Office Hours in Miami (Tweet)

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!


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