Unicycle #22 - Climb The Mountain

Hello dear friends :-)

This week’s newsletter will be short. My mind is mostly on work. We started the next stage of our legal battle with the SEC on Monday when they filed a formal complaint against us in court. I’m delighted to finally get this out in the open (we’ve been talking to them for over three years but couldn’t discuss publicly). It’s been a frustrating, expensive, and Kafkaesque ordeal. Hopefully we’ll finally get some concrete answers on how blockchain companies can legally do business in the US. Details at https://helplbrysavecrypto.com.

Small Experiment

I have a small favor to ask. It’s simple and will take you 5-10 minutes. Here’s what to do:

  • Open this list of names.

  • Hit Reply on this email and copy-paste the list of names into the reply.

  • Go down the list, deleting every name you don’t recognize. If it sounds vaguely familiar but you’re not sure who the person is or what they do, delete them.

  • For everyone who’s left, put an asterisk next to their name if you consume their content regularly. Maybe you read their tweets or blog posts or articles, or listen to their podcast, or pay attention to a business they run and what they say about it, etc. This one is kinda vague, so do your best. Maybe ask yourself “what have I seen/read/heard from this person in the last month or two”. If you can’t think of anything, don’t star them.

I’ll tell you what this is all about next week. I’m very curious how it turns out.

A Story

Here’s a story I heard recently:

A man decides to climb a mountain. To prepare, he asks a friend what it’s like at the top. The friend describes it in detail.

Then he asks another friend what the peak is like. This friend gives her own description.

The man goes on, asking twenty friends and receiving twenty responses.

Finally he says to himself “Now I know so much about what the peak is like. There’s no need for me to climb the mountain at all.”


The best is yet to come 🚀