Posted 08/30/2020

CrowdCent Curation - No. 13

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Quality

Finance blockchain technology

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! We’re in the “depths” of summer, where people finally have a minute to relax, step back, and think. No better time than now to start learning about the new financial system that is being built… and we have an intro post / starter-kit below and here

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” - Albert Einstein

Translation: Never stop learning. Be inquisitive.

Finance

A Recap of the Pandemic-Related Economic Crisis & What You Can Do Moving Forward [Audio]

Recap: It’s been about 5 months since the pandemic related crisis began in the US - this piece starts from the beginning, and walks through all of the events and responses along the path.

Comment: Great recap of the current crisis - where we were, where we are, and where we’re likely going. Always helpful to step back and analyze with pieces like this

Blockchain

Ethereum (ETH) [CC Post]

Recap: The current financial system is reaching it’s limits (0 interest rate bound, fiat devaluation, etc.). Thankfully there is an alternative system being built in parallel - learn more here.

Comment: Great introductory post to blockchain and crypto-assets, notably Bitcoin and Ethereum. We’ve expanded the forum to also discuss blockchain related ideas, in particular digital assets that are being built on the 'alternate' financial system today - expect more of these “starter-kit” posts to follow.

Technology

GPT-3, Beyond the Hype [Audio]

Recap: a16z covers all the buzz around GPT-3, the pre-trained machine learning model that’s optimized to do a variety of natural-language processing tasks

Comment: This is a great, short (16 minutes) overview of what GPT-3 actually is… we talk about it all the time, because we use it. It’s tough to do it justice via explanations, but this comes close..

*CrowdCent Thoughts & Predictions
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Revamped site is here, including a new Crypto section. Tracker coming soon…

Look forward to more updates soon - the future is here...

Best,

Jason & Ryan

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