The Finale: A Farewell to The Handle
David here. The Handle has officially reached the end of the line. The last year has been an absolutely incredible journey for Spencer and me. We started out trying to make our way with a brand new product for those of you have been with us since we wrote the origin story of the Handle all the way back in Edition 20! We’ve had a lot of fun, written some serious articles where we hoped people would learn something and some less serious articles where we hoped we could brighten up someone’s Monday morning.
For the most part, the Handle really started as an opportunity to improve our writing and understanding of an incredible emerging industry. We were college seniors looking to learn to create good writing samples and meet cool people. We wanted to provide well researched, creative ideas. We knew that as full time students we didn't have our ear to the ground the same others did, but we also knew that we wanted to contribute to the conversation and in the very worst case, we would learn something along the way. I’m so incredibly grateful to all of you for joining us on this journey and I would love to stay in touch with all of the amazing people I met through the course of writing and editing the Handle. Always feel free to reach out to email@example.com now that I am officially no longer a Yale student and don’t have the @yale.edu email. It feels weird to put that one out into the world now that I’m not longer a student. I’ll soon be starting full time at the Boston Consulting Group, but won’t lose my passion for chatting and enjoying all things gaming related. Thank you for everything Handle subscribers and over to Spencer!
Spencer here, just wanted to give a shoutout to all of the subscribers, contributors and readers who have supported David & I over the past year. A passion for the gaming industry and the people within in led us down the path of starting The Handle a year ago and has opened up so many doors, allowed me to meet great people and mentors, and led to new interests along the way. My interest in the business of sports betting and following of prominent figures in this industry are what led me to discovering NBA Top Shot in January 2021 (thank you, Jonathan Bales) and diving down the crypto rabbit-hole. Which leads me too…
Adim: I’m unbelievably excited to share with all of you my new venture, Adim, which I co-founded and have been working on the past several months and has finally launched today!
Adim is a new entertainment technology company empowering creators to own a new generation of content. By combining traditional creative development practices with web3 technology, we are building a new model and value network for creators and collaborators, giving people ownership of the characters and content they create.
How can you support?
Keep up with us on Twitter @Adimverse and join the Adimverse Discord here. Please feel free to check out Adimverse.com as well and shoot me a DM on Twitter or to let me know what you think of what we’re building!
P.S. One last fun gaming related idea for old time’s sake, inspired by David sitting on a long flight over international airspace. We know there would be significant regulatory hurdles and we know that the logistics wouldn't be easy, again we’re just trying to have some fun with an idea.
The idea is simple: let people play iCasino games with their airline miles during a flight. There would have to be limits and people shouldn't be allowed to re-up on miles during the flight. At the end of the day, most people think of miles as free money. It would be fun for consumers to have the choice to play blackjack to help pass the time during a long flight, and obviously airlines would love it because we all know how profitable the iCasino is. We see it as Pareto improving!