The hottest Crypto Substack posts right now

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Noahpinion • 7470 implied HN points • 14 Mar 24
  1. The world is experiencing a new age of energy abundance due to advancements in solar power, batteries, and other renewable technologies, leading to increased productivity and numerous possibilities for innovation.
  2. Potential threats to this energy abundance come from the increasing demand for electricity driven by new digital technologies like Bitcoin and AI, as well as challenges in connecting new power sources to the U.S. electrical grid.
  3. Electricity demand in the U.S. is unexpectedly rising again after years of being flat, creating a need for better preparation and planning to meet the surging demand.
BIG by Matt Stoller • 39535 implied HN points • 30 Dec 23
  1. FTC achieved a significant victory in a merger case which could impact corporate America
  2. Judge Rakoff ruled that certain crypto assets are securities, setting a precedent for regulation in the crypto space
  3. Private equity firm involvement in a rent-fixing scheme highlights potential liabilities for such ownership arrangements
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.
PETITION • 1120 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. The market is showing signs of unpredictability due to economic factors like consumer sentiment and jobless claims.
  2. Some companies expecting rate cuts may have to wait longer due to cautious Fed comments.
  3. Core Scientific, a crypto-mining firm, is highlighted as a winner amidst bankruptcy cases.
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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.
The Bitcoin Layer • 452 implied HN points • 14 Jan 24
  1. Bitcoin had a record-breaking ETF launch, showing strong trading volume and inflows.
  2. Bitcoin's price might not immediately reflect ETF inflows due to shifts from higher-fee to lower-fee options.
  3. Federal Reserve is leaning towards aggressive rate cuts, indicated by the falling yield curve and inflation rates.
PETITION • 275 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. A medical apparel seller has filed for bankruptcy due to various financial challenges and changes in the industry.
  2. The restructuring process involves equitizing first lien debt and securing a DIP financing with interesting features.
  3. The bankruptcy filing of Terraform Labs Pte. Ltd., known for the failed stablecoin Terra USD, has led to ongoing legal proceedings and the company's intent to continue its business plan.
Platformer • 3341 implied HN points • 02 May 23
  1. Bluesky, a decentralized social network similar to early Twitter, is gaining popularity and could offer a unique alternative to mainstream social media platforms.
  2. Bluesky should focus on maintaining its decentralized nature while making it user-friendly, encouraging developers to build on the platform, and embracing the platform's quirky and fun atmosphere.
  3. Bluesky can potentially address issues in the Twitter ecosystem, such as content moderation and API accessibility, to differentiate itself further and attract a wider user base.
Ecoinometrics • 235 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. The impact of the Bitcoin ETF launch is not visible yet, but the potential is huge.
  2. Short-term outflows from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust are currently offsetting any major effects of the ETF launch.
  3. Once the transition stabilizes, more investors like BlackRock and Fidelity may bring steady inflows with the ETFs, potentially opening up Bitcoin to a broader investor base.
Snowball • 2614 implied HN points • 29 Mar 23
  1. Snowball+ is a new collective of newsletters focused on personal finance in France, featuring various experts and tools.
  2. The launch price for Snowball+ is 9€ per month or 80€ per year, offering additional content and a diverse range of financial topics.
  3. Existing subscribers to Snowball will experience a price increase soon; new content will be added regularly to Snowball+.
The Future, Now and Then • 151 implied HN points • 19 Dec 23
  1. Authors faced with unexpected events can choose to adjust their approach or stay true to their original vision.
  2. Different writers responded differently to the changing fortunes in the blockchain world, resulting in varied books.
  3. Michael Lewis' book about the crypto collapse did not adapt to the unfolding events and may eventually be forgotten.
Snowball • 687 implied HN points • 05 Mar 23
  1. Palo Alto Networks is making waves in cybersecurity with AI-driven product enhancements.
  2. Consider decentralized decision-making to address environmental issues based on Elinor Ostrom's work.
  3. Learn about purchasing lands in the US, Africa, or South America and the current turmoil surrounding Binance.
The Fintech Blueprint • 609 implied HN points • 03 May 23
  1. The FDIC is closely monitoring banking practices to ensure systemic stability during a crisis.
  2. Cross River Bank, a $3B banking-as-a-service champion, is under scrutiny and must comply with a consent order.
  3. Regulators are concerned about fintech companies entering the banking sector without proper oversight.
Mule’s Musings • 263 implied HN points • 06 Sep 23
  1. The Taiwan AI conference had great slides and discussions on AI content and technology.
  2. There is a debunking of the 'Nvidia is a fraud' narrative, explaining reasons for recent actions by Nvidia.
  3. The complexity of internet-scale events can lead to conspiracy theories as people try to make sense of things beyond their understanding.
Breaking Smart • 90 implied HN points • 16 Dec 23
  1. A new program called Summer of Protocols has produced a wealth of research output focused on the study of protocols and hardness in technology and the world at large.
  2. The Protocol Kit from the Summer of Protocols is a free publication containing essays, artwork, and tools to spark interest and discussion around protocols.
  3. Thinking in terms of 'hardness' and 'protocols' can be a powerful approach for various fields, from technology to party planning, providing a new perspective on problem-solving and creativity.
The Fintech Blueprint • 491 implied HN points • 16 May 23
  1. Worldcoin raised $100MM and gathered 1.7MM eyeball scans for their AI identity verification
  2. Worldcoin uses iris scanning and cryptographic hashing for decentralized identity proof
  3. Combining advanced tech like zero-knowledge proofs and identity verification raises concerns about privacy and ethics
The Parlour • 17 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. Using Autoencoder architectures in Statistical Arbitrage can simplify strategy development and improve returns compared to traditional methods.
  2. A new method, Causal-NECOVaR, provides reliable risk predictions for financial risk analysis regardless of market shocks and systemic changes.
  3. The Merton investment-consumption problem is expanded to incorporate transaction costs and stochastic differential utility in Portfolio Optimization for a better understanding of parameter combinations.
Implementing • 19 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Quickview is a newsletter created to share AI-based summaries of YouTube videos from crypto creators, helping subscribers stay informed and connected with the crypto community.
  2. Database modeling for this project involves tables for videos, creators, categories, languages, summaries, and newsletters on Substack, creating a structured system.
  3. Automation in the process includes collecting YouTube videos, generating summaries with ChatGPT, and publishing a new post daily using scheduled tasks and Heroku, optimizing efficiency.


The Nibble • 7 implied HN points • 24 Feb 24
  1. Feedback is being sought for the newsletter content to better cater to readers' interests.
  2. Interesting developments in the tech world include potential $7 trillion AI chip funding, Reddit IPO unique share distribution, and US Tech getting into the Indian market.
  3. Noteworthy advancements in AI technologies, such as new models like LLM streaming and fast inference engines, are shaping diverse industries.