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The collective desire for cryptocurrency is driven by a longing for fiction to come into reality. By commodifying belief into scarce, fungible, units, the cryptocurrency harnesses this desire and works to amplify positive feedback loops between belief, value, and becoming.

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The Illusion of Diversifying in Cryptocurrency

"Some people try to combat these fluctuations by “diversifying” their crypto holdings, choosing a number of different alt coins in hopes that one may offset the loss of others. This strategy though has its flaws, and here’s why."

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THE NEXT GREAT WAVE: A decentralized oracle network

"A decentralized trustless smart oracle network will be highly disruptive technology by creating the first self-verifiable and self-executing environment allowing true automation to occur. "

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Discussion SWITCH 2018: Are ICOs able to actually deliver?

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Games Will Be the Catalyst for Blockchain Mass Adoption

"We’ve Been Hyper-focused on Blockchain Games at Loom Network — Here’s Why"

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Layer 1 Economic Abstraction

"How to drive more blockchain and dApp usage through layer 1 economic abstraction on the current transaction fee model."

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Crypto has a truly mysterious number of truly legit teams (built and exited top-tier venture-backed products before) working on absolutely misguided trash. I don't know what to make of it. High premium on founders who actually understand the paradigm.

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Crypto: Traders’ Paradise, Investors’ Hell

"In this article I will focus on the reasons behind a grim outlook for crypto investors, at least in the short-term."

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Blockchain Governance

"In this essay, I focus on how the extent of horizontal competition and the assignment of project ownership rights affects the incentives of blockchain development teams to collaborate."

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Baltic Honeybadger 2018 Bitcoin conference, Riga, day 2

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Blockchain Governance 101

"I’m not going to define blockchain governance, but I will talk about the things I pay attention to when I’m thinking about blockchain governance. I like to think about governance generally, and I like to apply general governance concepts to blockchain governance."

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The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin

"In this paper, we explore how China threatens the security, stability, and viability of Bitcoin through its dominant position in the Bitcoin ecosystem, political and economic control over domestic activity, and control over its domestic Internet infrastructure."

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Mass adoption of Bitcoin is inevitable

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The importance of converting speculators into users

"In this post, I explore a conceptual framework to understand the relationship between the price and the composition of a cryptonetwork. It draws from reflexivity–a concept popularized by George Soros–and startup growth concepts like activation and churn."

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RANDOMNESS IN BLOCKCHAINS

"Randomness exists all around us. Concepts of luck, probability and fate have all historically been intertwined with the concept of randomness. Everything that humans don’t understand or can’t predict tends to be classified as such. We’re also physically engulfed in a sea of randomness. It exists everywhere - from the movement of clouds to behaviors in particles and waves."

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Baltic Honeybadger 2018 Bitcoin conference, Riga, day 1

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Banking Is Only The Beginning: 42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

"As startups use blockchain to drive greater transparency and veracity across the digital information ecosystem, they’re boosting awareness of the technology in sectors ranging from infrastructure to public policy. Here are the latest innovative ways companies are harnessing the power of global blockchain."

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What’s a Sparse Merkle Tree?

"This post will explain exactly what a sparse Merkle tree is, why they’re cool, and what they’re currently being used for."

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