Michael Rinko and Kevin Kelly: The Liquidity of Attention Drives Markets & Dictates Winners

JUN 11, 2024 • 68 Min

Tom Shaughnessy + 2 others
Michael Rinko
Kevin Kelly, CFA
Tom Shaughnessy
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The conversation explores the concept of attention as a driving force in the crypto market, particularly in the context of meme coins. It discusses how attention influences demand and behavior, and how it can be a valuable asset in itself. The conversation also touches on the importance of distribution and capturing attention in the success of crypto projects. It examines the role of fundamentals in the market and how attention can drive price and technology improvements. The conversation concludes with a discussion on how crypto has the potential to disintermediate the Web2 model of monetizing attention through the use of tokens. The conversation explores the impact of meme coins and the attention economy on the crypto space. It discusses the beauty of meme coins as they are not trying to be something they are not, and the pure speculation they represent. It also highlights the difficulty of disintermediating incumbents in the web2 space and the importance of the application layer in web3. The conversation delves into the potential of tokens as a new distribution channel and the ability to connect creators with fans. It also explores the role of AI in changing the way we interact with the internet and the potential for AI to disrupt the advertising business models of big tech giants. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the net impact of meme coins and the attention economy on the crypto space.

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Michael’s Twitter – https://x.com/mrink0

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Inspiration for the Report

04:25 The Long-Term Value of Attention

09:44 Distribution Channels and Capturing Attention

23:40 Disintermediating the Web2 Model with Tokens

33:38 The Beauty and Speculation of Meme Coins

34:57 The Importance of the Application Layer in Web3

40:16 Tokens as a New Distribution Channel

46:42 The Potential of AI in Changing Internet Interaction

53:40 Debating the Net Impact of Meme Coins and the Attention Economy

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Tom Shaughnessy + 2 others
Michael Rinko
Kevin Kelly, CFA
Tom Shaughnessy

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