Thursday Thoughts - 12/28/2023

Here are my Thursday Thoughts, a short list of the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week.

macaque by Stable Diffusion Dream Studio SDXL 1.0

macaque by Stable Diffusion Dream Studio SDXL 1.0

What I Read:

The Walk and Talk: Everything We Know

Craig Mod and Kevin Kelly published an all encompassing guide on walk-and-talks. From the guide:

A walk-and-talk is a moveable salon. A small group of people walk together for a week, having casual conversations side-by-side during most of the day. In the evening the group sits down to an intense hours-long discussion centered on a daily chosen topic by those present…

…The walks are not strenuous and to keep it even more inspiring, they take place in storied environments that are walker-friendly, such as footpaths in England, Japan, and Spain. By the end of the week, every person present has walked about 100 km and has had deep conversations with all the others.

The post goes over everything from group size, location, planning, gear, and much more. This sounds like an great idea for a group trip.

Rare Photo Shows Macaque Riding Deer in a Japanese Forest

I have nothing insightful to add to this link. It’s just an awesome photograph of a monkey riding a deer.

What I Discovered:

Threshold Network

Threshold created something that I wish I had when I first started my crypto journey. They created a permissionless and decentralized way to bridge BTC to Ethereum and other smart contract blockchains.

Before Threshold came along, there were only centralized ways to move money between the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. You had to go through an exchange like Coinbase, use an intermediary with KYC like Changelly (which what I used), or go through a merchant for wBTC.

With Threshold and tBTC, you can now go between the two major blockchains without all that hassle.

Tags: #crypto #travel #japan

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