A Crypto Future
A detailed year-by-year exploration of a crypto-driven world
If you’d like to just jump straight into what the title of this blog teases — you can do so at acryptofuture.xyz
The motivation behind this project is to write out a detailed future history of how crypto will evolve and impact our world over the coming years. As far as I know there are no similarly detailed and plausible explorations out there today. If there are, I’d love to read them.
Why do this?
Many of the narratives around crypto are often squishy, ambiguous or take a thirty-thousand foot view. This is fine and important but the forcing function of writing concrete examples with extreme detail is often neglected in crypto. Going through this process has led me to question some of my previously held views. It’s also strengthened my conviction in others.
The tldr of how this is written is effectively:
write the most plausible future I see for the duration of 2023-24
condition on that for 2025
repeat for 2026
There are some extremely speculative views in this, and the 2027 & 2028 years are only going to be weirder. But just because we don’t know what the future holds doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to think deeply (and detailed) about the most plausible path(s). It informs how we make decisions in the present.
I’m extremely excited to hear all of the feedback from this — please reach out with criticisms, questions, comments, memes, etc. We hope that in some ways this pushes the crypto ecosystem forward and sparks renewed creativity.
Hope you enjoy — A Crypto Future
As always, my dm’s are open on twitter @0xsmac and you can always email me at 0xsmac[at]compound[dot]vc
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