"Bitcoin was supposed to be the enemy of governments. It was supposed to destroy the state’s monopoly on monetary policy, it was supposed to be a battering ram against the banks and financial surveillance. Indeed, Bitcoin was supposed to erect nothing less than an uncensorable shadow financial system. So why have governments ushered Bitcoin through the front door?"
"All blockchains and cryptocurrencies require consensus, or agreement on the state of the ledger between all parties in the system. However, achieving consensus is non-trivial. "
"What finance will look like when it is controlled by machines."
"If we stripped down all the technical complexities, the idea of a blockchain for security tokens boils down to a very simple question: can we represent ownership effectively by simply using smart contracts? Mathematically, ownership can be represented as a relationship between an identity(owner) and an asset. Conceptually, ownership has to have some basic properties: it has to be verifiable, transferable and accrue value based on market dynamics."
"Oracles aim to allow blockchain contracts to interact with the outside world."
"I’ve gotten a lot of interest from my Chinese readers on my post on Security Token Offerings (STOs). Academics and entrepreneurs from China have contacted me on WeChat to discuss it. China might lead the world in the adoption of blockchain. Alibaba patents, Bitmain’s hardware and IPO, and how Singapore projects that are partnering with Chinese businesses are just some major indications of this."
"In early-2013, when I learned about Bitcoin, I dropped everything else I was doing and focused on building on, advocating for, and acquiring Bitcoin. This still continues to be the case today, but my stance on “Bitcoin maximalism” has changed in light of lessons I’ve learned along the way."
The deep analysis of the token market.
"There’s been a lot of talk about security tokens recently. But what is a security token in the first place? How do they work? And how might they impact your job or business? That is, why should you care about them?"
"Private torrent communities are markets, and the paper “Economics of BitTorrent Communities” does a great job exploring this with data"
"In this article, we'll walk you through our recommendations for the best privacy coins and how to use them securely to help you separate the wheat from the chaff."
Ey study: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The Class of 2017 - one year later. October 19, 2018.