Startup Digest Reading List - Solana, Punks, and Valuing DAOs

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Written by Chris McCann, General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners. More about me.

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🗞️ Tech News Last Week
  • There is still a big shortage of silicon chips and now TSMC is raising chip prices 20%.
  • Apple (after a lawsuit) is finally allowing for alternative payment methods outside of the AppStore. 
  • Visa bought an NFT Crypto Punk which is now holding on their corporate balance sheet.
  • Apple and Facebook both have the ability to read and censor messages within FB Messenger & iMessage regardless if it’s E2E encrypted.
🤔 Deep Dive Posts
  • Packy from Not Boring wrote an in-depth post all about Solana including its history, importance, and implications for the crypto space. I’m happy to be featured in the article! 
  • Toast filed their S-1 with some interesting data about their embedded fintech strategy & consumer behaviors.
  • Clay Robbins shares a quick primer on DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) and explores their future implications 
  • A skeptical take on how to value one such DAO, which runs the Axie Infinity franchise.
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