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Cryptoeconomics

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

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What You Should Know Before Putting Half a Million DAI in Compound

"You’ve probably heard of Compound. They built compound.finance on Ethereum which allows you to lend and earn interest on your ETH, DAI, USDC, and several other ERC20s."

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On Supply Caps

"A supply cap refers to a permanent limit on the number of units of a cryptocurrency (or coins) that can ever be created. Three areas of analysis are of interest: first, the enforcement of a supply cap, second, the economics of a cap and third, memetic considerations."

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Synthetic Assets in DeFi: Use Cases & Opportunities

"A synthetic is a financial instrument that simulates other instruments. In other words, the risk/reward profile of any financial instrument can be simulated using a combination of other financial instruments."

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Bitcoin & Macroeconomic Uncertainty

"Summary. In this research insight, we deconstruct bitcoin’s performance during periods of macroeconomic uncertainty over the past decade, providing an analysis of historical correlations, market conditions, return clustering, and macro events."

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2019 Crypto Hedge Fund Report

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Information Asymmetry in Crypto

"Having been both a startup founder and VC, I’ve studied and worked in a lot of markets. After a while, you learn how to “get up to speed” on a space, knowing how to go from little knowledge to very knowledgeable in a period of weeks or perhaps months. This is not possible in crypto today."

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How Blockchain Networks Will Disrupt the Businesses of Today, and Signal the End of M & A

"I believe blockchain networks will change the fundamental paradigm of how businesses operate and that they will undermine the current mechanisms that the dominant tech companies of today use to sustain their competitive advantages."

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Revisiting the Fat Protocol Thesis

"It’s not just that investors continue to pursue base layer protocols at insane valuations based on testnets or less, it’s that the innovation happening on Ethereum, including layers 2 and above, continue to fly well under the radar. And the disparity is growing."

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Bitcoin Fixes This

"Identifying symptoms of the problem maybe, but as with most mainstream economists, the obvious question is never asked. Could the whole apparatus of central bank policy be the root cause of the problem rather than the ever-elusive solution?"

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Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain

"This article discusses how the platform economy can be disrupted by DLTs."

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Cryptonetworks and Governments

"Public cryptonetworks have some unique features that put them in an ambiguous position vis-à-vis existing legal and administrative systems, especially governments."

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New IDC Spending Guide Sees Strong Growth in Blockchain Solutions Leading to $15.9 Billion Market in 2023

"United States-based market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast that overall spending on the technology will reach $15.9 billion in 2023, at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60.2% between 2018-2023."

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H1 2019:CRYPTO REPORT

"The Crypto Report aims to educate, inform and stimulate the creation of new ideas in our readers, as we cover four of the largest, most rapid-growing and technologically interesting cryptoassets in the industry."

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Manias and Mimesis: Applying René Girard to Financial Bubbles

"René Girard was a literary theorist, philosopher, and sociologist, who wrote about the nature of desire—among many other topics. His model of borrowed desire applies exceptionally well to financial bubbles. This paper explores the theory, with examples from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries."

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Gradually, Then Suddenly

"I’ve titled the series Gradually, Then Suddenly. As Hemingway penned the process of going bankrupt, it’s also the way that government-backed currencies hyper-inflate and often how people come to understand bitcoin (gradually, then suddenly)."

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Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

"Payments are networked and network effects favor the majority. The majority of the population is disinterested in matters of privacy, but private data is valuable. The result is that privacy-conscious individuals are robbed of agency through the indifference of the majority. This post explains how this dynamic can be reversed by leveraging the minority rule."

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Blockchain Gaming Part I: The opportunity

"The series is a culmination of historical accounts and interviews with a number of blockchain and crypto based game projects, sprinkled in with opinions on the current state of gaming."

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The future of decentralized finance

" Since DeFi is still in the early days, this post covers where I think it is headed and some of the interesting possibilities that can come about. Please see my list of resources if you are looking to learn the basics of DeFi."

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