ET in Review

ET in Review

As we trade 2021 for 2022, let's look at some of the stand out notes from the past year. Out of the dozens of notes written in 2021, these are our favorite and most memorable. If you think we missed one, let us know on the ET Forum.

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The Green Protocol: A New Vision for Crypto, Pt 2

By Ben Hunt | September 8, 2021 | 53 Comments

The Green Protocol is a set of rules for the tokenization of symbolic betting markets in positive social good.

I think this is how crypto saves the world.

Our first step on this new path? Let’s plant one billion new trees in North America over the next ten years.

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Proof of Plant: A New Vision for Crypto, Pt 1

By Ben Hunt | June 23, 2021 | 39 Comments

I want to change the language of crypto from mining to growing. I do not mean this in a metaphorical sense. I mean a proof-of-plant method for literally growing cryptocurrency tokens as a representation of the value stored in the human cultivation of plants.

What Do We Need To Be True?

By Rusty Guinn | April 6, 2021 | 44 Comments

Modeling Common Knowledge by analyzing Missionary statements and their reverberations works. Except when it doesn’t.

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In Praise of Bitcoin

By Ben Hunt | April 28, 2021 | 62 Comments

What made Bitcoin special is nearly lost, and what remains is a false and constructed Narrative that exists in service to Wall Street and Washington rather than in resistance.

The Bitcoin narrative must be renewed. And that will change everything.

I Can't Believe We Talked About:

Reap the Whirlwind

By Rusty Guinn | January 11, 2021 | 50 Comments

There is a brief window where I think we have the opportunity to commit to building a common national identity together. Seizing this opportunity will mean leaving a lot of anger we will feel is entirely justified at the door.

Not seizing it, I fear, will mean that we all reap the whirlwind.

Everyone Was Talking About:

Hunger Games

By Ben Hunt | February 4, 2021 | 31 Comments

You have been told that the odds are ever in your favor. You have been told this for your entire life. More and more, you suspect this is a lie.

You have been told a new story. A brave story. That by banding together and acting as one, you can “democratize” the stock market. Today, as you see the collapsing stock prices of the companies you supported, you suspect that this was a lie, as well.

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The NFL Has a Gambling Problem

By Rusty Guinn | November 15, 2021 | 35 Comments

The outcomes of NFL games are inordinately influenced by officials relative to other sports. This is not new. The narrative environment faced by the NFL in 2021, however, IS new.

I’m not sure they’re ready for it.