What’s most misleading about the word “wallet” is that it suggests that “money” flows out. We carry wallets in the world not to acquire money but to spend it as we make our way buying lattes, lunch, and gadgets. It’s very rare to have money flowing into your wallet as you go about your day. But crypto “wallets” should sit at the juncture of our very participation in the information economy, “money” flowing in and out continuously.

Whenever a new technology demands new modes of thinking, we generally resort to old metaphors. For example, we still talk about web pages


Photo by Jeremy Bishop

Anatha is building a system that disintermediates the existing social and financial infrastructure by creating decentralized applications for individuals that generate the same value we see today from the world’s largest corporations—only, in our system, that value flows automatically and continuously to the community rather than to corporate owners.

Decentralization to Re-Craft Civilization

Anatha is an ethos-driven decentralized technology company. We believe decentralization and cryptocurrency have the power to re-craft civilization by pointing the tremendous value unleashed by the information economy towards fundamental structural problems such as global poverty.

That is, rather than having all our information, attention, and engagement on the internet generating…


In Steven Soderbergh’s new film, the screen is no longer a neutral site for representation, a blank slate that is effaced by the images playing on it. No, here the image is inflected and so it inflects, a concavity that bends the action and images, just so. But the screen will never have been neutral, never have been blank, never have been receptacle: the screen is in the mix with everything else.

One of the striking things about Steven Soderbergh’s new film, No Sudden Move, is the persistent use of a fisheye perspective. The very space of the film is…


Crypto is not a fad, scam, or get rich scheme. Crypto marks our inevitable entry into a new economic era. Today, we live in the elaborate remnants of an industrial economy — and yet we’ve entered an information age in which data can be considered the most valuable asset in the world. Crypto and decentralization mark our collective historical movement into a new economy: the Information Resource Economy.

The Sorry State of Crypto Conversations

One of the most frustrating aspects of working in crypto is the madness and inanity of its public discourse. On the one hand, there are the old worlders of mainstream media and…


On June 15, 2021, Anatha will launch a public sale of its native token, ANATHA (as well as the launch of our mobile app on both iOS or Android). We are excited to be one of the first sales to accept credit and debit cards at the outset — with a $25,000 limit, the highest ever — in addition to ETH and BTC. We believe accepting fiat is essential to making our network, and the transformative power of decentralization, accessible to as many people as possible.

Because we don’t believe crypto is just an asset: it is a radical technology…


Whether it’s black and white shots of the Bay Bridge, portraits of friends, or lush color images of reflections in Manhattan windows, Ollman’s subject remains the same: he photographs time.


We are actively trying to reach people who may never have held any cryptocurrencies as we believe the time has come. Crypto is not a niche or fringe asset: it is a transformative technology that has the ability to rewrite the protocols of civilization. And that change demands everyone getting involved.

At Anatha, we are excited to announce that we are launching a large scale, global marketing campaign starting June 15. Look for us in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, and more.

We’ve partnered with two premier San Francisco agencies — Essential Good and…


“Flower of Life”, by Marisa Papen, is the first NFT of a vagina. Learn more here. Or go here to buy it on the blockchain.

To see this image, aptly named “Flower of Life,” is to see it multiple times at once.

At first, we think we know what’s happening as we feel that immediate tinge of familiarity. That’s a vagina! And then: It’s out of place! But there are many ways to be out of place, most of which are not out of place but are actually all too familiar. Which is to all to say, seeing a vagina where we don’t expect a vagina—whether we’re shocked, aroused, or bored—is nothing novel. On the contrary, it’s disappointingly banal.

But this—this vagina, this image, this…


This painting is a condensation of Phil King’s work: squiggles and nothing but. (See Phil King’s work on Instagram, Artsy, Aleph Contemporary, and Rise Art.)

All painters are cartographers. A line — even as a drip of paint — demarcates space, creates boundaries, some version of here and there. But as these worlds don’t exist outside the canvas, our criteria of assessment isn’t accuracy. Artists don’t represent the world; they create worlds—the map becomes the territory and vice versa. When we see art, the question then becomes: What world is this? How do things operate here? How am I, as this viewer, situated in its world? And how, in turn, does this world inflect the other worlds in which I live?

As Michel Foucault argues…


In my lifetime, there is no contest about who has dominated quality television — programs that push the medium, that reinvent what TV can be, shows that have a shelf life beyond the buzz and first viewing: HBO. For me, it started with The Larry Sanders Show which premiered in 1992. Since then, consider the shows it has helped create and bring to the world:

  • Oz, Six Feet Under, Carnivale, and Big Love — all of which, even with their flaws, reveled in complexity of story and character and humor
  • A series of David Milch series which introduced a level…

Daniel Coffeen

Former Berkeley Rhetoric prof turned…what? Anatha Comms. Wrote this, too: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Way-Things-Towards-Technology/dp/1785354140

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