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Blog of Brian Crain. Regular short posts on crypto, entreneurship, productivity, meditation & more.

Learning to Crawl

When it comes to writing, it feels like I'm learning to crawl. Not that I remember what that was like, but I mean I don't have a feeling of competence. It feels like a struggle. I lack a process or mental framework to refer to....

Towards Reality

I do not see things clearly. The world is complex, but my mind is limited in what it can handle. Information comes in through the senses, but only an infinitely small subset of what is happening. Then I apply generalizations, try to discern patterns, make...

Just-in-Time Liquidity & MEV Ethics

I've been pondering the ethics of MEV extraction and we've been discussing the topic at Chorus One. A particularly interesting example is Just-in-Time Liquidity Sandwiching. It works like this: A trader creates a transaction to swap tokens on Uniswap. Someone (the 'extractor') observes that transaction...

GDPR: An Assessment

It has now been a bit over three years that the European General Data Protection Regulation has been in force. What has the effect been? First, it's worth pointing out that the principles behind the GDPR sound quite reasonable and the aim of the regulation...

Simple and Clear

I find writing blog posts on a regular basis extremely rewarding. I would like to do it every day. I'm sure doing it consistently over the long term will have large benefits. At the same time, it's easy to start writing something only to then...