Experimental Newsletter #1

Hi friends,

It means a lot to me that you’re one of the first 117 sign-ups to this newsletter.

So first, thanks.

Second, here’s the plan:

  • I’m not planning talk too much about Ideamarket here — to get updates, sign up at ideamarket.substack.com.

  • Every newsletter will have a cartoon in it.

  • Free forever. I’ll share my best stuff in this newsletter and never paywall it, no matter how large it gets, because Ideamarket creates an income stream for unpaid Substack newsletters.

That’s about all I know for sure.

I named this Experimental Newsletter long ago, before I had any idea that’s exactly what it would be — experimenting with the fundamental theses of Ideamarket, among other things.

Expect plenty of

  • Crazy ideas

  • Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Cartoons

  • Music

and whatever else comes to mind.

Hear that calm, collected tone I’m writing in?

Yeah, trying to play it cool. I’m nervous-excited.

Let’s do this!



Experiment #1

I listed my Substack on Ideamarket and bought the first $1,000 of upvotes. Reply to this email with your ETH address and I’ll send $50 worth to your wallet using our ‘Gift’ feature (locked for 1 year).

Ideamarket provides an exit from the world where authorities choose your information for you.

These upvotes represent confidence in the future attention-worthiness of my Substack. All deposits against the upvote bonding curve sit in Compound and earn interest that I can claim.

We’re building a world where we manage attention as carefully as we manage money.

Let’s start living in that world.

Cheers,
—Mike