Athena Scale

Athena Scale is a newsletter aimed at Web-3 founders and enthusiasts, focusing on startup scaling strategies, investment challenges, and the potential of blockchain technology. It covers themes like blockchain banking, VC funding, marketing, CBDCs, token sustainability, and the disruption of traditional industries. The newsletter emphasizes innovation, data analysis, and unique value creation in the cryptocurrency space.

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The hottest Substack posts of Athena Scale

And their main takeaways
19 implied HN points 08 May 23
  1. The network effect in blockchain marketing plays a crucial role in attracting users.
  2. In blockchain, the builder's effect emphasizes that the value of a product increases with the quality of the builders on it.
  3. Blockchains should focus on attracting new developers to their space to build better products and increase their value.
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0 implied HN points 30 Mar 23
  1. The majority of blockchain startups issue tokens that may not be sustainable in the long term.
  2. Tokens fail when they promise to be a currency for the protocol and a store of value for investors simultaneously.
  3. To create a successful token, consider making it represent a share of the project's revenue and focus on long-term growth rather than quick gains.
0 implied HN points 22 Jun 23
  1. Blockchain technology is in the process of moving towards mainstream adoption, beginning with innovators and early adopters.
  2. The Chasm phase in technology adoption, characterized by hype and potential scams, poses a significant challenge for blockchain to reach the Early Majority.
  3. For blockchain to become mainstream, it needs to address issues like security, scams, and gain approval from risk-averse Late Majority and Laggards.