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Astral Codex Ten • 4336 implied HN points • 20 Feb 24
  1. AI forecasters are becoming more prevalent in prediction markets, with the potential for bots to compete against humans in forecasting events.
  2. is a new company building an AI-based forecaster that prompts itself with various questions to estimate probabilities.
  3. The integration of AI in prediction markets like Polymarket could increase market participation and accuracy, offering a new way to predict outcomes on various topics.
Crypto Good • 3 implied HN points • 25 Feb 24
  1. Grant Orb is an AI grant writer that can create winning grant proposals in minutes with just a brief project outline, saving up to 95% of your time.
  2. AI is transforming the nonprofit sector by making grant writing more efficient and accessible to organizations of all sizes.
  3. Generative AI technology like Grant Orb can quickly and intelligently create compelling grant proposals, allowing organizations to focus more on their mission and fundraising goals.
Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality • 76 implied HN points • 24 Feb 24
  1. Questioning beliefs in web3 technologies is valid, especially in the context of Chris Dixon's book 'Read, Write, Own'.
  2. Advocating for ownership and control of personal data on the internet, believing in the importance of owning digital tracks and controlling access to them.
  3. Suggesting that for credibility in promoting web3 technologies, there is a need for substantial investment in software infrastructure and genuine use cases rather than hyperbolic promotion.
The Lunacian • 460 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. RON cryptocurrency is now available on GCash, offering Filipinos more options to buy, sell, and hold RON in the Philippines.
  2. Regulatory challenges facing Binance in the Philippines may result in fewer onboarding options onto Ronin, so the partnership with GCash is important to offer a stable and compliant platform for users.
  3. To buy RON on GCash, users can log into the app, navigate to GInvest, click on GCrypto, top-up their crypto wallet using GCash, and look for RON, AXS, or SLP to start trading.
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The Fintech Blueprint • 864 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. Farcaster aims to blend social media with Web3 capabilities to create a more engaging platform.
  2. When shifting platforms, it's important to innovate without compromising the core user experience.
  3. Decentralized social media platforms like Steemit, EOS Voice, and BitClout have struggled due to prioritizing financial features over user engagement.
Points And Figures • 319 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. Bitcoin is often underestimated as a fraud, but it has potential for legitimate uses in finance and marketing.
  2. Investing in new, seemingly 'crazy' ventures like cryptocurrency is risky but crucial for progress and innovation.
  3. Cryptocurrency has the potential to revolutionize industries by breaking down monopolistic structures and introducing new possibilities like tokenized systems for immigration and voting.
Recruiting Brainfood • 373 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. The issue covers insights on the best universities for Artificial Intelligence, challenges faced by LinkedIn, and the importance of body fat percentages in the US Navy Seals.
  2. BrightHire Plan is highlighted as an innovative AI copilot for end-to-end interview planning, offering time-saving and inclusive job planning features.
  3. Various societal and economic topics are discussed, such as the impact of Generative AI, remote working, the economics of fertility, and the interpretation of the US's booming economy.
The Fintech Blueprint • 727 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. Web3 is becoming the venue for the emerging machine economy with AI and blockchain integration.
  2. There is a need for infrastructure to support decentralized AI development and deployment.
  3. The future may see AI agents centralized by tech giants, prompting a shift towards AI custody and control in Web3.
Recruiting Brainfood • 1100 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. Networking is crucial in the industry, meet people in-person to build connections.
  2. Enhancing your profile can give a competitive edge, consider participating in initiatives like Brainfood Tribune and Guest appearance on Brainfood Live.
  3. Performance is key, networking and profile building can complement performance in a positive cycle.
Implications, by Scott Belsky • 432 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. 2024 brings significant changes and implications due to societal shifts, innovation speed, and changing human desires.
  2. Customers are increasingly driving R&D by generating ideas, particularly with the help of AI tools and social validation.
  3. Communal resourcefulness, like shared threat models and blocklists, is crucial for enhancing security in the AI era.
The Lunacian • 276 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. Leadership and Accountability: Founders taking control of Homeland roadmap and committing to align development with community vision.
  2. AXS Rewards and Game Economics: Addressing issues with distribution of Play-to-Earn funds and enhancing balance in reward systems.
  3. Homeland Stabilization: Plans to fix bugs, remove unpopular mechanics, reintroduce leaderboards, and improve communication with community.
jimmysong • 137 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Citation Cartels manipulate the number of citations to boost university rankings in mathematics.
  2. Fauxductivity refers to tasks that appear productive but are actually not, and 'just-in-time' vs 'just-in-case' optimization is discussed.
  3. Education Consultants help wealthy individuals' children gain admission to top colleges, charging high fees and manipulating institutional preferences.
Not Boring by Packy McCormick • 168 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. Farcaster is a blockchain network creating small interactive apps called Frames that can revolutionize social networking.
  2. Farcaster's Frames exemplify the concept of small applications growing protocols, encouraging experimentation and innovation.
  3. Blockchain networks like Farcaster win by offering decentralization, composability, and permissionlessness, enabling new functionalities and experiences for users and developers.
Olshansky's Newsletter • 12 HN points • 19 Feb 24
  1. Users prefer paying for cheaper, faster, and easier-to-use solutions rather than hosting their own LLM models or blockchain nodes.
  2. Infrastructure companies in AI and Web3 are competing in a race to provide cost-effective services in a commoditized market.
  3. Success in open-core ecosystems requires balancing between hardware operation and gateway services, with a focus on reliability, performance, and cost.
The Lunacian • 230 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Axie Infinity's Homeland Beta is now live, allowing players to cultivate land plots or become Stewards.
  2. New players can join Homeland by downloading the game on Mavis Hub, applying to become a Steward through the Land Delegation Marketplace, and starting to play upon acceptance.
  3. Gameplay in Homeland includes gathering materials, producing and crafting items, and engaging in Passive Adventure to equip NPC adventurers for battles.
Daily Digest • 58 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Polygon released the 'Type 1 Prover' that integrates zero-knowledge proofs with EVM-compatible networks, reducing costs.
  2. U.S. senators criticized SEC Chair Gary Gensler for unethical handling of a crypto case involving the DEBT Box project.
  3. Ethereum's 'Dencun' upgrade is scheduled for March 13-16, aiming to improve the network's efficiency and scalability.
Bitcoin Magazine Pro • 412 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. Hong Kong is becoming a major hub for the digital asset industry in Asia.
  2. The Hong Kong government is actively supporting and legalizing digital assets to attract talent and business opportunities.
  3. Developers in Hong Kong, like those at UniSat, are making significant advancements and influencing the Bitcoin industry.
Nooceleration • 452 implied HN points • 05 Jan 24
  1. Noocelerationism emphasizes optimizing rational self-aware thought on the planet for a better future.
  2. Mainstream visions for the future may lead to suboptimal outcomes, so alternative routes like biosingularity are considered.
  3. Decentralized blockchain tech and network states can play roles in controlling AI and reshaping global governance.
Not Boring by Packy McCormick • 229 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Figure demonstrated a robot learning to make coffee based on observing humans, showcasing a general purpose AI approach.
  2. Rabbit introduced an AI model that translates human directives into actions without traditional app interfaces, paired with affordable hardware.
  3. US saw a decline in greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 despite economic growth, emphasizing the need for continued emissions reduction efforts.