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Cryptoeconomics

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

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Virtual Currencies

"Virtual currency transactions are taxable by law just like transactions in any other property. Taxpayers transacting in virtual currency may have to report those transactions on their tax returns."

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(Digital) Currency Wars

"With the advent of cryptocurrencies, and later, the application of “blockchain” to well…. everything, central banks have now gotten intrigued by the potential to use “blockchain technology” to add a new set of tools to their policy toolkit."

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Mentions of Lamborghinis On Reddit As A Predictor of Bitcoin Price

"Could Lamborghini mention frequency really be a technical indicator of Bitcoin price performance?"

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Robert Shiller on Bitcoin and Bimetallism

Shiller observes (p. 161) that “the enthusiasm for bimetallism in the nineteenth century seems similar to the excitement for Bitcoin we have seen in recent years.” Later he goes a bit further to propose that “narratives about gold and money have a peculiar emotional tone, analogous to the emotions we see in cryptocurrency narratives today.”

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Crypto memes and adoption

"Memes are ideas that spread through communities and represent a shared subculture or perception of reality. Memes shape everything around us from politics to religion to the very concept of a nation state."

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The Many Angles of Bitcoin Adoption

"The acceptance and value of Bitcoin is largely based on imitation which can be explored through Rene Girard’s mimetic theory. We usually explain why we want something because it fits our unique preferences, or we highlight the objective good qualities something has. But in reality, we are frequently imitating others. We pattern our choices based on another’s example. This is also the nature of the monetization process."

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Crypto Savings Rates

"The desire of central banks around the world to keep rates low to stimulate investment and prop up public markets comes at a cost to people who want to save for the future."

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New Markets In The Arts #3: Markets as Medium

"Blockchain technology has allowed us to re-imagine the arts. As a movement, it’s been rife with seemingly disparate narratives: people adopting its cocktail of hashes & cryptography as a Rorschach test for their beliefs."

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Tokens, Gaming, and Forking Gardens

"How prediction market tools like conditional tokens can change gaming"

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Gamers Invested 1 Million Dollars in Virtual Land This Week

"Gamers and opportunist crypto traders have invested almost one million dollars in virtual land in the past seven days."

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Top 7 crypto companies based in tax havens

"As the world shuns crypto, major blockchain companies take their business—and huge profits—elsewhere."

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Are DeFi Tokens Worth Buying?

"Synthetix, Maker, Kyber, 0x, Nexus...are any of these worth it?"

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Rise of the Cryptodollar

"How stablecoin interest rates will rise and fall in the DeFi economy and why it matters"

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Crypto Network’s Killer Value Prop

"We attempt to answer a simple question: “What is the killer value prop of crypto networks?” The answer, we believe, is in the functionalization of asset/capital flows."

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Infinite Scale

"Today, the scale of the POW mining industry—which includes several multi billion dollar companies—is testament to the success and scale of this new model for coordinating economic activity. There is no reason to believe that we’re close to the limits of this model either. In fact, as I’ll argue throughout this essay, we’re on the cusp of applying this model to hundreds of new markets."

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Bitcoin Is Better For Sending Money Across Borders

"Moving money across borders is something that is as old as money itself. Human civilization made significant advances after the emergence of monetary goods allowed individuals to trade goods more easily between each other. Solving the "double coincidence of wants" problem that barter was not able to."

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Which Days of the Week Are Popular ERC20 Tokens Most Active?

"When to buy and when to sell — these are the core questions with which every investor grapples. There are no hard-and-fast rules you can follow, but there are patterns to keep an eye out for. This is particularly true in crypto, where a variety of token metrics are available for correlation analysis with price."

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Lessons from the uneven distribution of capital

"As the crypto markets continue their transition from a retail-focused, unrestricted global altcoin casino, to a more constrained and regulated environment, it’s worth zooming out and pondering what long-term allocative outcomes this market is likely to witness. Cryptocurrency purports to allow commerce and capital to flow freely, independent of artificial nation state boundaries. However, when securities are involved, the state tends to intervene."

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