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Cryptoeconomics

Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Cryptoeconomics.

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The Robot Economy Will Run on Blockchain

"What finance will look like when it is controlled by machines."

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Do Security Tokens Need a New Blockchain? Benefits and Challenges [Part I]

"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."

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Post-Bitcoin-Maximalism: A call for embracing the currency competition

"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."

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Private BitTorrent trackers are markets

"Private torrent communities are markets, and the paper “Economics of BitTorrent Communities” does a great job exploring this with data"

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Class of 2017 - one year later

Ey study: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The Class of 2017 - one year later. October 19, 2018.

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How To Think About Crypto Investing, For Institutional Investors

"Given all the attention out there around every little move in bitcoin prices — as well as the now-they-like-it, now-they-don’t noise around crypto in general — how might institutional investors think about investing in crypto assets?"

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Cryptoasset - Taxonomy Report 2018

Crypto Compare Cryptoassets Taxonomy Report 2018.

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The Not-So-Killer Whales of Bitcoin

"New data shows that bitcoin’s largest holders are a diverse group that may be stabilizing, rather than destabilizing, the market."

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If games drive crypto mass adoption, they will be grassroots

"There’s a meme that games will drive mass adoption of crypto. Fred Wilson and Chris Dixon have said it."

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$100 TRILLION

"As the manager of one of the more established cryptofunds, we often get asked, “How big can crypto really get?” The short answer is: much larger than most people recognize."

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Bitcoin and the bubble theory of money

"A few months ago Vijay Boyapati asked me to "steel-man" the bubble theory of money. The bubble theory of money, which can originally be found in a few old Moldbug posts, has been used by Vijay and others to explain the emergence of bitcoin and make predictions about its future."

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Crypto-asset markets - potential channels for future financial stability implications

"The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is established to coordinate at the international level the work of national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies in order to develop and promote the implementation of effective regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies."

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An Introduction to Auction Theory: Blockchain Edition

"Whether it’s a lock of Elvis Presley’s hair, used items on Ebay, or bitcoin seized by the government from criminals, auctions commonly happen when the seller isn’t sure of what the value of the item is or when ownership changes from public to private entities. This can include natural resources, seized goods, rare items, land, government contract procurement, etc."

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Bitcoin Market-Value-to-Realized-Value (MVRV) Ratio

"Introducing realized cap to BTC market cycle analysis"

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How to raise a seed round in crypto

"Despite what headlines might suggest, fundraising in the space remains challenging and opaque. If you’re fundraising for an early blockchain company, there are still many unknowns — who the reputable funds actively investing in the space are, which ones might be good fits for your company, and how to diligence them."

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A Look at Token Sale Treasuries

"This article will look at treasury selling across some of the most popular Ethereum-based token sale projects in an attempt to understand the effect treasury selloffs have on a given project’s operations. Moreover, we develop a metric, the Treasury-to-Market ratio — inspired by negative enterprise value investing — to help uncover potential investment opportunities underpinned by the treasury dynamics of token sale projects."

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Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Report - Office of the New York State Attorney General

"The New York State Office of the Attorney General (the "OAG") launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative to protect and inform New York residents who trade in virtual or "crypto" currency. As a medium of exchange, an investment product, a technology, and an emerging economic sector, virtual currency is complex and evolving rapidly. The OAG’s Initiative, however, proceeds from a fundamental principle: consumers and investors deserve to understand how their financial service providers operate, protect customer funds, and ensure the integrity of transactions."

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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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