"We set out to answer if there was inside-investing or other irregularities in the Ethereum presale. We looked at the rules of the presale and formulated strategies for all actors. The shape of the chart (as compared to other charts referenced by Preston) can be explained by these strategies."
Preston Byrne analyses whether ether is a security.
"Over the past two years blockchain-based tokenized networks — entities that we believe comprise a new asset-class — have accrued billions of dollars in value and raised more than a billion dollars in capital. Since these networks are fundamentally different from more well-established assets, traditional valuation frameworks do not apply. What do you pay for an asset that offers no claim on an underlying business, generates no operating cashflow, and promises to pay nothing out to its owners?"
"So it was great to see Augur go live a few weeks ago and I took the opportunity to play around with the product. Here are a few of my observations"
"Sergei Mavrodi, creator of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, died last month at age 62, potentially leaving millions of “investors” in countries around the world in the lurch. Beginning around the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Moscow-born Mavrodi’s exploits expanded and evolved over the course of nearly 30 years, putting him in the same league as Bernie Madoff, who operated arguably the biggest such fraud ever, and Charles Ponzi himself, the Italian con artist whose name is now synonymous with this type of financial deception."
The analysis of value capture in the cryptocurrencies ecosystem.
"Curation Markets is a model that allows groups to more effectively coordinate & earn from value they co-create around shared goals."
The article about design (UI/UX) process of creating DAPP.
Types of scams: Fake ICOs; Social media giveaway scams; Cloned websites; Ad scams; DNS hacks; Email scams; Fake support teams; Fake exchanges and apps; Cloud Mining scams; Ponzi, pyramid and multi-level; Malware and Crypto Mining; Fake Pools and OTC scams; Pump and dumps; Phone hacks.
"In the wake of the recent and most (in)significant push to change Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work, I thought it would be a good opportunity to score some more brownie points from the community by laying it to rest. I’m going to discuss the more broader topic of hardware specialization (“ASIC Resistance”), the technical and logical flaws in trying to resist specialized hardware, some history around this, and then I’ll touch on what I hope to be a short lived (and fishy) motion for a Proof-of-Work algorithm change that nobody wants besides two and a half people"
Gas pricing explained.