"The DAO vision is becoming soon possible with the maturing of the needed technology, and in particular the DAO stack and its first interfacing DApp, Alchemy, both of which are live on the mainnet of the Ethereum blockchain."
"How major Bitcoin narratives changed over time"
"When Satoshi Nakamoto designed the Bitcoin protocol, he had the insight to include the notion of transaction fees. These fees incentivized miners to include transactions into blocks. But initially, Bitcoin did not have, in any meaningful sense, a fee market."
"What follows is a brief summary of where the blockchain industry has come from over the past 10 years, where (I think) it’s headed over the next 10 years — and a lens to help understand why. It’s lighter on the deep-history and heavier on the more recent and forward-looking perspective."
"The crux of the debate boils downto whether we should consider investors to berational, well informed, and homogeneous—thebackbone of standard capital markets theory—orpotentially irrational, operating with incompleteinformation, and relying on varying decision rules."
"fast-forward a year and a half, and progress has stalled. More than 100 security tokens have been created, according to Polymath, a startup that helps companies mint coins."
"Warith Al Maawali, much to his dismay, found his Coinomi wallet compromised and the funds contained in it stolen"
"MetaMask attracts users from all over the blockchain space — developers, token traders, first-time dapp users who don’t even know what Ethereum is, and everything in between."
Money is a shared delusion. All money, in a sense, is a scam. But some forms of money are much more scammy than others.
"Today's humanitarian aid model is fundamentally broken."
"Remittance is the capital flow between individuals in two different countries, typically by foreign workers to individuals in their home country. According to the World Bank, the total remittance market is comprised of $550B in total flows, 80% of which are within emerging economies."
"With the advent of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies we acquire the ability to be our own banks, with the set back that we don’t acquire natively the ability to safeguard it."