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, …

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 …

How Some Crypto-Projects are Preparing for the “Cryptopocalyse”

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TL;DR– the smartest of the crypto-projects are seizing this moment of crypto-mania to invest in truly strategic Marketing (with a capital M) to increase their odds of success in the long-term and survival in the short-term, recognizing that, at some point,  crypto-mania comes to an abrupt and painful end. Over the course of the past week or so, I’ve had …

The Coinbase Master Plan for World Domination: How Traditional Brokerages Are Being Set Up for Disruption

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TL; DR– Coinbase is setting up to Trojan Horse traditional brokerages to become a top-tier finserv company The last few months and weeks in the crypto world have been intense to say the least. Words like “bubble” and “mania” are used all the time. Over the US Thanksgiving holiday, Coinbase-the leading ‘on-ramp’ to the crypto-world, reportedly opened over 100,000 accounts. …

Why the Lack of Blockchain Use Cases Doesn’t Matter…Yet

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About 8 people sent me this article Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain and asked for my opinion.  Well, here it is. Great clickbait. The Internet was invented in 1969. How many “use cases” were there for the Internet in 1979? I realize we live in the age of instant gratification et. al, but if you …