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DeFi is currently a Xerox copy of financial services. Over time it needs to bring about new ways of doing transactions: 1) streaming money, 2) payouts based on KPIs/performance and 3) achieving all of this without the ability to brick/freeze accounts. Despite the bear market, the only projects that have survived are DeFi, while centralized Ponzis like BlockFi, Celsius and Luna all went to zero.
By building out across all sectors, BowTied Bull can create ways to buy real goods and services with crypto. For example, we already have a BowTiedFarmer who would accept crypto as payment for food and other products (this needs to ramp up over the next several years).
We launched BowTied Jungle because we think there needs to be a bridge between Web2 and Web3 where earning money online will allow for individuals to create income streams that are both crypto- and TradFi-friendly. Currently, we estimate an annual run rate closer to $5 million (our income is not included in this). We’re betting our scale is large enough to attract the highest-quality people within each niche over the long term. You can find an explanation here: [ (top paid crypto Substack)
Why are we anonymous? If you rely on credentials, you would be building a brand based on prestige. If you can build an audience based on your information and content alone this means you’re at or near the top in what you do.
We won’t be offended when people say “You’re just a cartoon” – which is actually the point. It is no surprise the artist Banksy was an inspiration for the style here. It is a lot easier to trust someone who says they have a Harvard degree and worked at Goldman, even if the truth is that they only got the job because their parent was the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. By being anon, we rely 100% on our skills, which is much harder to do.
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