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Memes, queens, and wagmi speed

Published over 2 years ago • 1 min read

Hi nerds -

I salute you from Panama, where I celebrated my 10 year high- school graduation yesterday 🤯.

With the DAO Global Hackathon coming to an end, it's been super rewarding to see how our work has even moved crypto markets.

We've also reached over 16k USD in grants for Surge after only three weeks of launching 🤩 - validating people's desire to balance the gender gap in crypto.

Future women

3 brain farts

📷 Memes: Memes are impactful because they’re incredibly simple, while conveying so much depth.

Images with short, funny texts have proven to fuel political movements, move markets, and build social groups often faster than any other medium.

That’s why, as an entrepreneur, a great motto to have is that if you can meme it, you can dream it.

Products marketed through memes are often easy to grasp, emotion-provoking, profound in thought, and tailored to a ripe audience waiting for the message.

🔓 UX vs Security: A smooth user experience is usually at clash with a secure site.

From a UX perspective, we want the user to click in the least amount of spots before reaching the end of the funnel. However, this is usually not the most secure approach for both users and businesses.

2 factor authentication, multiple device checks, seed phrases, and complicated passwords are only some of the tedious trade-offs we make for security.

This becomes double the complicated with Web3 where wallet addresses are our online identity, carrying our assets everywhere we go.

My take? Whoever finds a smooth and secure way to transact online will be queen of Web3.

Security meme

⚡️ Wagmi capitalism: Based on the conversations I have with project leaders in the space and how open they are about their wins and struggles, I’m convinced crypto’s growth is largely due to its wagmi culture.

WAGMI is crypto slang for “we’re all gonna make it”.

And wagmi speed is the velocity of progress achieved by choosing a collaborative approach over a competitive advantage.

Because smart contracts and transactions are open for everyone to see, the technology enables a space where people build in public, code open-source software, and proactively collaborating on initiatives.

At the rate that this is growing, I think it's safe to say we’re about to see the rise of a wagmi capitalism.

2 intellectual goodies

“Whenever perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun”

~ Brené Brown, Dare to Lead

Perfectionism riding, shame on the side

“In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains, but in the future they’ll be about the heart.”

~ Minouche Shafik, London School of Economics

1 funky audio

You may have noticed I have a sweet spot for French music. This one is no exception.

Great for dancing in the bathroom while getting ready for a night out with friends.

Paradis Blu


Thanks for reading.

As always, feel free to connect by hitting reply and sharing a juicy thought 💡.

We all help the curious community grow.

Best,

Jules 🤸🏻‍♂️

juliette_chevalier

Learning to code is 21st century super-power. I work as a Software Engineer and teacher around the world. My purpose is to empower others by showing them what we can do with our brain, a computer and wifi.

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