Digital nomad

Yesterday was a whirlwind.

First off, I met with the team from Opolis, a member owned payroll and benefits organization for independent workers. They’re really focused on independent contractors and digital nomads, but they’re also open to non-crypto types as well. It was refreshing talking to them, as John and Josh had are, how you say, somewhat politically aligned with me. The project spawned out of ETH Denver a few years ago, and apparently Colorado is turning into a bit of a progressive crypto powerhouse. They came to my attention through a BadgerDAO proposals, you can read some of the details there. Even though I’m not really in need of Opolis’s services right now — we still have health insurance through Missus’s government job — I was still interested in supporting their genesis launch. Unfortunately for me, their minimum raise is $50,000, way over my current risk preference.

That’s where the DAO comes in. Josh set up a pool for investors that wanted to get in on the Opolis launch, and he did it on chain using DAOHAUS, which is a front-end for MolochDAO, a grant making platform. Beware of the rabbit-hole that is Meditations on Moloch, and read more about DAOHAUS here. I got really excited about the possibilities with this, cause it seems like the platform I’ve been searching for in order to make Hombrew.Finance into a proper DAO. They have contracts deployed on xDAI, so it’s cheap to use, but I still have questions to sort out about how proposals are executed. For the most part it looks like it relies on externally owned address, EOAs, but Josh told me that there were bots that can perform trades or execute strategies coming soon. It’s going to require some thought about what the strategic goals are before deploying, since cross-chain interoperability between xDAI and ETH mainnet is going to be a consideration.

I managed to get a second tranche of funds onto an exchange yesterday, it was really good timing with the market dump yesterday. (Still no idea what that was about, maybe dollar strength?) I managed not to spend all of it, but bought a lot of BTC, some ETH, DOT, and put a lot into DAI and USDC. DAI will probably be going to Alchemix or Opolis, USDC will probably be going to wBTC and into the Bancor pool. I really wanted to get my hands on some SOL, but it’s at an ATH so I’ll probably wait for a pullback.

My second meeting of the day was with Alex from Set Protocol. We’ve been chatting for a few months. He gave me a grant to launch my first Set, which is how we launched $MUG, and I’ve been trying to help out with support in their Discord for a few weeks. They desperately need some updates to their documentation, so we talked about a plan and came up with a deal. I’ll work with him over the next three months to refresh their documentation, and I’ll get paid in ETH. It’s a perfect deal for me, a short-term limited engagement that should only take a few hours a day of my time. I can’t wait to get started.

We’ve been hosting office hours in the Hombrew Discord, it’s basically just me and a few others hanging out and chatting about things from 9-10PM. It’s a nice way to decompress and discus projects and whatever else is going on. I’m not sure whether we’re going to continue doing it every day, but it’s nice to be able to hang out with people and just shoot the breeze. I hadn’t realized how much I missed it.

I’m actually sitting in the passenger seat of my car right now, parked at the park while the kids play. I got a late start this morning after watching half of The Matrix with Elder last night, and didn’t even bother signing on to work this AM other than sending a message on Teams. It’s a beautiful day, and I got invited to bring the kids out, so I’m basically blowing off work today.

Writing comes first now. Well, meditation comes first, and writing comes after. That’s basically the deal I’ve struck with myself, to keep myself disciplined. It’s creating a record, both for myself and public accountability. I suppose it’s going to be how I stay sane over this next phase in my career, or retirement or whatever else you want to call it. Hopefully it’ll keep me from making stupid decisions with large amounts of money. I’m playing for keeps, now, in a way that I hadn’t before, and it’s exciting and fearsome all at the same time. No one’s going to catch me if I fall.

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