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Weird and Non-Trivial Ways of Using Blockchain

"In this article, I will explore some of these weird and non-trivial ways of using the blockchain."

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Generalized Mining, An Introduction & Primer by Jake Brukhman, CEO of CoinFund

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Will Smart Contracts Eat the World?

"In this article, I’m going to explore what smart contracts are and why it’s valuable to combine them with blockchain technology to make “blockchain smart contracts.” Then we’ll dive into the core problems they solve at a high level and then look at some potential specific-use cases. We’ll finish up by looking at the barriers and drawbacks of smart contracts. Alas, there is no free lunch!"

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Some people think of blocking as an exceptional response, but it's actually the default response. People don't have to interact with anyone they don't want to. Conversation requires consent and I wish more tools would surface that social behavior better.

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Enter the Crypto Idea Maze

"The way to resolve the dissonance is to forget the familiar narratives, and instead to examine: the novel features of the technology, who the core customers are, who is failing to serve them now and why there can be a compelling new product today. Let’s enter the crypto idea maze."

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The future of Crypto: Breaking new ground in emerging markets

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Bitcoin’s Existential Crisis

"Cryptocurrencies lack leaders — they have no single source of truth. Philosophically, this can get complicated."

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I'm old enough to remember when the Internet wasn't a group of five websites, each consisting of screenshots of text from the other four.

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Productive Capital in Cryptonetworks

"While investment capital can ultimately be converted into productive capital, the two are not synonymous, and value doesn’t always make the leap from investment capital → productive capital. Sometimes investment capital can waste away on balance sheets like unused kindling. The question comes down to who is first prioritized, the supply-side that installs the productive capital or the investors that float the investment capital?"

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Crypto's roller coaster year

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On Cryptocurrency Communities

"Unlike writing code, building a community is difficult to codify. Community is soft and requires an understanding of the whims of people rather than algorithms and mathematical proofs."

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First MtGox employee: Karpeles kept 430,000 BTC in hot wallet. No backup plan: if Mark died, all bitcoins were lost.

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What happens to your cryptocurrency after you die?

"No one knows how long cryptocurrencies will last, but it’s a decent bet they might outlast you. Passing your digital holdings on to loved ones after your death isn’t as simple as bequeathing cash or other property, though, particularly since wills aren’t designed for confidential information."

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Don Tapscott – Principles For Business Success in the Digital Age

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Where Did The Money Go? Inside the Big Crypto ICOs of 2017

"Since the ICO explosion began in 2017, some 800 ICOs have been offered, raising a total of about $20 billion. MobileGo and Polybius were eagerly oversubscribed when they launched and were among the top ICO offerings of 2017."

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Privacy isn't about isolation — it's about community. But with consent. You get to choose who's watching when you let down your hair. You get to choose who's around the table when you tell your story. Privacy is about consent.

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No, Bitcoin won't destroy our climate by 2033

"A new study predicts that a sharp increase in energy-hungry Bitcoin use will cause a surge in emissions of greenhouse gases, potentially dooming the world to an amount of global warming that would exceed the targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement."

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Web3 Summit investors panel by Olaf Carlson-Wee, Richard Muirhead, Vincent Zhou & Jutta Steiner

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