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Every year in the currency circle is similar, but every year is different. This sentence couldn’t be more appropriate to describe the currency circle. New projects continue to be produced, and the milk kings and nurses are constantly changing.
When it comes to the milk king, Kyle can’t be bypassed. Presumably Kyle is also the best-known milk king in the past two or three years. The heyday of Kyle’s milk power, I think, was from 18 to 19 years. At that time, the market was big, and the institutional media projects all fell into depression. Only Kyle was full of milk power. Everyone loves and recognizes.
So who was the typical milk king before Kyle? I think Linda Xie should be well deserved. I have written several articles about her and 0x before. In short, as the wife of 0x founder Warren and the title of the first generation product manager of Coinbase, I am working on the 0x project.
At the same time, she also contributed a number of popular science articles about BTC/ETH/ZRX/TEZOS during that period, which was a classic reading for players initially involved in the currency circle. Thinking about it now is incredible. At that time, I would read a piece of English from the beginning to the end. Now, it is either waiting for the chain to hear the Chinese translation, or the central idea of the speed article.
Thinking about it carefully, that was also three or four years ago. At that time, when Linda Xie was in the limelight, Scalar Capital had not yet been established. Perhaps there is no institutional identity yet, so milk coins were still quite free and easy at the time. It gives people the feeling of being close to the people and without airs.
The 0x project can also be included in the history of the currency circle. Now that Uniswap has received flowers and applause, I want to give compliments to the 0x team. As the pioneer and originator of DEX, I put forward the idea of tokenizing everything three years ago. And now it continues to move forward, launching Matcha aggregator products.
0x is the memory of people in the coin circle. It is Coinbase’s first generation gangster coin. At that time, Coinbase was not called a gangster. At that time, the effect of Coinbase’s listing of altcoins was still very strong.
And after 17 years of Daniel, Linda Xie gradually became low-key, no longer tweeting orders, and the content of tweets was not painful or itchy, rather reserved and held. Maybe it’s financial freedom, maybe it’s not too much on the currency circle, so far I have milked three coins: ETH/NEAR/GHST. Of course, it is also a very reserved milk, no longer the heroic beauty of the milk coin.
However, the torrent of history is rolling forward. When Linda Xie, the nanny, was gradually forgotten by everyone, Kyle, the dad, quickly stood on the top of the wave of the times. The heyday was 18 and 19 years. The situation in the currency circle has changed a lot in 2020. The rise of the DEFI gang, and many new milk kings have really covered up a lot of Kyle’s limelight.
I remember that the domestic media’s newsletters often wrote Kyle’s views at the time, but this year it is obviously less. But this does not mean that Kyle is not working anymore. He is still very awkward, but the tide of the times has been changing. There will always be new milk kings who will be born and old milk kings will always retreat.
I miss LindaXie at that time and will call out in person, and miss the beautiful and simple people and things at that time. Perhaps at this moment, the current currency circle is also very beautiful, but people will always miss the past, when the current situation is more difficult, or when it is not your ideal currency circle.
I even doubt that there will be interesting milk kings like Linda and Kyle in the future, adding a sense of fun and warmth to the cruel currency circle. I am very pessimistic, I think it will become less and less in the future.
The maturity of an industry also means that the industry is becoming more and more boring. The currency circle is getting boring. Very sad. Very sad. Even if you make money, you will feel bored. I think the only antidote is to convince myself that I have made contributions in this industry, so as to bring a trace of psychological comfort.
This is just a groan and gossip. I am looking forward to 2021 in the currency circle, because it is full of flowers and the power of the heroes. I also miss the former currency circle because of its fun and my longing for it.