FileCoin: How Great Branding Came to Blockchains

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One of the signs that a technology is maturing is when you start to see materials coming out of companies/projects that are not by engineers for engineers. It’s a sign of getting ready to cross the chasm. To me, the FileCoin promotional video for its upcoming token sale is a new level of marketing excellence in the blockchain world. It …

2 Forces That May Bring Decentralization Forward

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Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal had two articles about blockchain technology and decentralization. They just didn’t realize it. The first was about the dominance of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple called “Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped?” The second was “The Coming War for Cyberspace.” It made me wonder if the privacy and security angle, which so many of us …

7 Examples of Blockchain-led Financial Innovation

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When crytpocurrency hits the Op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal and has a cover story in Forbes on the same day, it is probably fair to say that cryptocurrencies have hit the consciousness of the mainstream. What may be even more interesting is what is how the back-end infrastructure of the blockchain world is getting ready for mainstream adoption …

Why the Price of Ether is Dropping…

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Anyone following the cryptocurrency market over the past few months has seen the spectacular rise and pretty dramatic fall of the value of an Ether. The currency rose from the $100 range to the $400 range from May to June, and from June to July we’ve seen it drop back down to the $200 range. The question is, why is …

How Blockchains Keep Us Humble

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It’s tempting when a technology that is as potentially disruptive as blockchain arrives on the scene to immediately make grand pronouncements. Yes, I’m guilty of it. After all, those who make the big statements get attention (marketing), right? Let’s say, for a moment, that many of the grand pronouncements are based on serious thought and made by serious people (hopefully …

1 Easy Hack to Accelerate Your Blockchain Understanding

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The crypto economy requires a fundamental rewiring of our brains. As a student of history, I often tell people that history is great because it’s the cheapest way to learn from the mistakes of others. When it comes to the global regulation market, we all have a chance to watch and learn in real-time how different organizations, cultures, and countries …

2 Proof Points that Blockchain Is Hitting the Mainstream

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The blockchain revolution will have two distinct phases. Phase 1 is the adaptation of the technology to existing business processes. For those old enough to remember, this is akin to the “Intranet” rush of the late 1990s.  It will make current business models work faster and with greater efficiency. Phase 2 is the arrival of truly mass market businesses that …