Review 2022 / Outlook 2023
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Dear readers, I hope you all had a good start into the new year! I've been reflecting a bit over the holidays about this newsletter and how I'm going to proceed with it. My plan for 2022 was to post weekly content on Metaverse, NFTs and Web3. Unfortunately, it became more like monthly. Hopefully the one or other interesting thought was included nevertheless, here are some of my most read articles from 2022:
WalletFrens.xyz - A social network for Web3 wallet-addresses.
My side-hustle WalletFrens.xyz has made a lot of progress since my last article and we've created a unique product that we think provides real value. Currently we are inviting selected communities to test WalletFrens.xyz. Early backers, will receive a zero cost WalletFrens OG NFT if they support us 👀 The WalletFrens OG NFT will receive a utility in the future (e.g. a lifetime free premium version of WalletFrens). As described in my article on NFTs linked above, the OG NFT will be a key to unlock various doors. What is behind these doors can be added and expanded on an ongoing basis at a later date. If our plan with WalletFrens doesn't work out, the NFT won't open any doors, of course, but at least the key was free then, compared to many other NFT projects 🤷♂️ For my network, I have set up an allowlist for the WalletFrens OG NFT. Token gating is an interesting use case for NFTs, which I plan to write a bit more about in the coming year. If you want to have a WalletFrens OG NFT in your wallet, then let's go!
For MadeMeThink.xyz I was thinking about the same thing. Should I give out a free NFT to my current readers that unlocks special doors, e.g. exclusive content, personal meetups or virtual meetings with me? But I'm not sure how many of my readers actually have an Ethereum wallet address, since there are also many interested innovators reading this newsletter who just want to stay up-to-date but are not active in the Web3 space themselves. Anyway, I want to do something for those people who support me in an early phase of this newsletter. But it is still unclear how I will set it up. Therefore I created a short questionnaire to find out more about my readers, that means you :) It would be great if you would give me a short feedback (the questionnaire is open for about a week).
In any case, for 2023 I have resolved (once again) to publish a weekly thought on MadeMeThink.xyz. On social networks, I will put my focus on LinkedIn. I've already done well there posting content on a relatively regular basis. Unfortunately, a lot of content still was not covered by me in the last year. I would have loved to write about the paper "Decentralized Society: Finding Web3's Soul" by Vitalik Buterin et al. because the so-called Soulbound Tokens (SBTs), non-transferable NFTs, open up a whole new field of applications (e.g. university degrees could be issued as SBTs). For my German-speaking readers, the very critical discussion "Metaverse: Between great opportunities and hype" in the German Bundestag would certainly have been interesting. Or the annual outlook for the crypto industry by Crypto.com also contains some interesting data. There are numerous interesting examples, content, observations that I make every week. However, in 2022 I didn't manage to take the time to report on them weekly. In 2023, I'll try a new attempt!
Disclaimer: The thoughts published in this publication are my personal opinions and should not be viewed as investment advice. I am not a financial expert. My specialty is entrepreneurship, innovation & marketing. Readers should always do their own research. I own various cryptocurrencies and NFTs, however in many cases it is for the sake of researching the field and gaining a deeper understanding of Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse and not for investment purposes.