nonsowrites
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nonsowrites
· 2 days ago

I am probably in the twilight of my web3 journey, so I do not care much about the space. However, events happen, and I can't help but talk about them. Today I just want to rant about the zkSync airdrop.From my understanding, airdrops are used as a marketing strategy to create hype and onboard new users into an ecosystem. Unfortunately, it has become a means to enrich a few, e.g., developers, founders, and grifters who pose as whales. It is unfortunate because those who do not fall under this category are used to create hype around these projects or blockchains.ADPLAY TELEGRAM GAMES AND EARN TOKENSUnderstandably, if you are coming into a project with little to no liquidity, you are not expecting to make a huge gain from your endeavor, whether it be your time or even financial investment, because there are people with inside knowledge and bags bigger than whatever you can dream of playing the same game.However, most people who do not have funds or insider knowledge are not expecting much. Most of them are fine being rewarded in proportion to the contribution they bring to the change. For instance, Notcoin did an airdrop that shook the web3. Millions of newbies got the token, most sold, nevertheless, no one questioned the distribution because it was fair.Unfortunately, most projects do not understand the concept of fairness. They assume that those who bring the most (in terms of capital) deserve the most, but that is far from reality because this category does not do much for the project or chain aside from rent-seeking, and we saw that today with the zkSync airdrop. Most 'sybilers' went home with millions of tokens, which they will dump indiscriminately shortly, while organic users got nothing.It is barely 24 hours since the zkSync announcement, and every project in their ecosystem is on the decline in terms of price. They've received the worst PR I have seen in a while. Does it make sense that a project of that community will go downhill all because of some poor distribution? Yes! Because distribution is everything. When your token

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nonsowrites
· 8 days ago

I was going about my very mundane day when memories of my late sister rushed through my mind. It all started with a song, one I use to remember her, GOOD SPEED by Frank Ocean. Every Time that song comes up I am overwhelmed by strong emotions. I relive the day of her passing. She did not have to through that experience and so do I.I remember seeing her take her breathe. It was such a terrible sight. She fought hard and long. Life never gave her any chance at normalcy, but she never gave up. She wanted to live and she did that to the best of her ability. My sister was a fighter.This is a hard piece to write because it tears me apart, but I do it regardless and for the simply reason of wanting to remember. I want to remember her because it is the least I can do for her. I wasn't the best brother and some part of me still feels guilty for her passing. I could have taken care of her a lot more like my father would advocate, knowing I was the only she had and I was her Big brother.Our last moments together were intimacy and tough. I did not know how much I loved and cared for her until then. When everyone else could not stand the sight of her, I was there and I wish I was there even more and for that I apologise Chidinma.I was joking with my wife the other day that she would be the same age as you Chi. She has your complexion and her head is as small as yours. You would have liked her, you liked everyone. I miss you my baby and I don't know if I should be posting this but I also feel obligated to do so. There are no pictures to remember you, so I need to keep my memory sharp.I hope wherever you are things are a lot easier than they were here. Love and love Chi.

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nonsowrites
· 21. May 2024

I was going through some of my old tweets when I realized that I had tweeted about one of my favorite characters in the series Young SheldonWhat I found most tragic about George's passing was the timing. He was just about to get the break he wanted, which was to coach a college football team, and for the first time, his wife, Mary Cooper, consented without any fuss. In previous seasons, when George got the coaching opportunity, Mary opposed it, which led him to forgo the job for his family. I remember writing about that episode and relating it to my premise about men being unsung heroes in their homes. They do a thankless job (when they are present) which is often trivialized.George Cooper wasn't the most flashy character. He wasn't a major character in the series, but his presence was felt. He was the glue that held the Cooper family together. He did not pander to any of his kids as Mary did, but he was there when they needed him the most, and that, for me, is the height of fatherhood.I was having this conversation with my wife yesterday about how men's emotions or even situations are not catered to. In hindsight, that was just me stating that I want to be appreciated (explicitly) by those I care about and cater to. I don't want my flowers in secret or on my grave, and that is something I am not ashamed to say.Like many who are trying to break away from societal norms that have endangered my gender, I am very vocal about men giving and receiving love. It is one thing to be tolerated or acknowledged for the value you bring, and it is an entirely different thing to be loved and appreciated for being a hum

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nonsowrites
· 18. May 2024

PHOTO BY MEI started the year on a very high note. There were so many projects I was looking forward to in this mini-bull run. In retrospect, I find my ambitions a bit comical. Nevertheless, I was willing to put in the work, and I did, but that wasn't nearly enough.Gone are the days when showing up every day generated something in the web3 space. Working hard toward anything in this space is left for bottom feeders. Time and time again, I have seen projects sideline their most active users, and frankly, I am fed up. So I took a break (I think I am still on that break).I thought the recent NOTCOIN airdrop would rekindle my interest in web3, but it hasn't done much, and it has less to do with making money. If anything, making money from crypto is only a bandage. In the long run, most web3 projects are not sustainable. There is much more speculation than substance.I have found escapism in learning a new language—German. It is a more tangible goal to pursue. I know at the end of the tunnel, a stable life awaits me. Crypto is too much of a gamble. I sometimes wonder how I have managed to be consistent with it. I guess it is the freedom it gives, but that comes with a lot of baggage I am not willing to accept anymore.Learning a new language is difficult, but that has not stopped me from doing anything. I welcome every challenge as long as the end goal is certain. There is nothing about this space that provides certainty, which makes me wonder why anyone would advise another to spend all their time here.I was lucky to have found this space early. Some people might say crypto is still in its early phase, and I agree to some degree, but it isn't what it used to be, and we all must adapt to the changes in our sphere. My only mistake is waiting too long.In the next 2-3 months, my life is going to change (for the better). I can't wait to get this stage behind me. Until then, there is still room to dream about crypto/web3, and who knows, maybe I will have another pleasant surprise like NOTCOIN or Hive gaining more traction. I just want to see things move in the right direction.

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nonsowrites
· 17. May 2024

This week saw the launch of two highly anticipated projects and coins. Both token launches had a polarizing effect on their respective projects and communities. In this post, I will review both token launches, and at the end, prospective project founders can learn how best to engage with their communities.I believe that airdrops are not essential. There are less expensive and equally effective ways to grow a project, though they are time-intensive. Most project managers are unwilling to play the long-term game. Instead, they create unnecessary hype around an unstable project by making excessive promises. This was the case with Imaginary Ones.Imaginary Ones is one of the blue-chip NFT projects that morphed into a Web 3 brand with various initiatives, one of which was its native token, $BUBBLE. It launched its social campaign alongside other initiatives to attract new people into its ecosystem, which is a goal for every project. Unfortunately, everything went downhill on token launch day.First, the token underperformed despite the hype. Secondly, the airdrop was delayed for those participating in their social media campaign and playing their game. This turned their new community of users against them. What should have been a fun launch day turned into a day filled with bad reviews and negative comments.The project manager tried to do damage control by releasing a statement, urging the community to support and be loyal to a project they felt had wronged them. I have said in the past that loyalty is earned, not through the work a project is doing, but through the quality of their service/product, and that takes time to achieve. Most projects do not have that, and it is best to be as transparent as possible with the community and work with their feedback.While Imaginary Ones failed at their airdrop by exploiting their community, Notcoin took a different approach. What started as a meme turned into a community of true believers. The project leveraged the hype it got through various partnerships. There were no presales, and the token re

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