Crypto-Marketing in 2018: It’s “Proof-of-Working” Time

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Pun intended in the title, but as we head more deeply into 2018, you should keep an eye out for little signs that some projects are taking their commitments seriously and want to prove they can deliver. Case in point is the 0x tracker run, appropriately enough, by ZeroX. It shows network activity and growth in  transaction volume is going …

Crypto-Democracy is Coming

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Back in July, I suggested that we could have the original Greek intent of democracy without all of the infighting with the help of blockchains. Well, Michael Allman is a Republican running for Congress in California who is offering his constituents the opportunity to securely vote on issues to determine how he will vote on bills. All secured via blockchain. …

Jamie Dimon and the Self-Evident Phase of Crypto-Decentralization

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TL;DR– we’re entering phase 3…crypto-decentralization is becoming ‘self-evident.” Jamie Dimon has proved it. Just over a year ago, Primavera de Fillippi wrote in Blockchains in the Mainstream that technological innovations go through three phases. Ridicule Violent Opposition Self-Evident 2017 was a mix of ridicule and violent opposition (see my post from September called ‘The violent opposition of Jamie Dimon.”)\ 2018, …

31 Things You Should Know about Doing an ICO

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Going through an ICO is not like going through an IPO. It’s not like a traditional fundraising round either. This article, by Jason Goldberg, called Insider Reflections on the ICO Bubble, Part II: What it takes to ICO is probably the best I have read in the last year. He blows out of the water the misconception that “ICOs are easy.” Doing it …

How Blockchain Technology Can Help Measure Value

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TL;DR–the tokenization of assets may allow us to measure the creation, transfer, and destruction at previously unimaginable levels, which could unleash entire new ways to create value. Leaving aside the craziness of the cryptomarkets over the past few weeks or so, let’s explore one element of what this whole “blockchain revolution” is all about. I was on a call the …