Introducing: Eyes of the World
A personal update + the future of EasyDeFi
I know it's been a few weeks since you've heard from me. I wanted to share an update on my life and the future of Easy DeFi.
As many of you may know, I spent the last few months as a first year student at Harvard Business School. At the same time, I was deeply involved in crypto, working with several DAOs and writing Easy DeFi in my spare time.
Last month, I decided to take a leave of absence from Harvard to join Llama as Community Lead, where I'll be working on DAO operations and the contributor experience. We want to make Llama the absolute best DAO to contribute to, and while we're just starting out, I'm really excited about what we're building at Llama.
I'm writing The Ranch for Llama and I'd love it if you subscribed and followed our journey.
More on my decision to leave HBS in a few days! 👀
When I started Easy DeFi back in the summer of 2021, I did so because I felt that there was a dearth of easy-to-understand material for beginners wanting to get into crypto. Even "simple" explainer articles would quickly devolve into a mess of jargon that scared away people who wanted to get started in the space.
My goal was to write simple, digestible articles that people could read to get up to speed on crypto basics and popular protocols. I put together a roadmap on how to learn about DeFi, wrote about crypto basics like NFTs, and covered emerging protocols like OlympusDAO.
It's been a rewarding experience and I hope my explainer content was useful. If it helped onboard just 1 person into crypto, I achieved my mission.
As I continued my own journey down the crypto rabbit hole, I wanted to start exploring more nuanced and advanced topics. As I go full-time on DAOs, I want an outlet to share my thoughts and ideas, and it felt like those pieces might fit better under another publication name.
So, starting today, I'm changing my publication from Easy DeFi to Eyes of the World, a Substack that will cover wider-ranging topics in web3 and DAOs.
Of course, all of my Easy DeFi content will always be available for free on my Substack, none of that is changing. And from time to time I'll also write beginner explainers of interesting protocols and topics in crypto. I hope you stick around!