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 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 …

This is the Dawning of the Age of Accelerations…

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TL;DR– to survive/thrive in the Age of Accelerations, develop a thesis. You know you are singing the song in  your head. Go ahead, watch the video. I’ll wait. All set? Good. In Tom Friedman’s latest book, “Thank You For Being Late,” he talks about ‘the Age of Accelerations.”  via GIPHY The basic hypothesis is that each layer of technology …

Why Decentralization, Not Blockchain is the Story

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TL;DR- Blockchains are in the mainstream enough now that the cutting-edge is helping people understand the transformation and implications of decentralization. Start by watching this video. When I began this journey 18 months ago, I believed that the day would arrive when I would stop talking about “blockchain” and start talking about “decentralization.” I just didn’t know when. I think …

How Will DAOs Reinvent Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

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TL;DR- Aragon, Colony, DAOStack, District0x and others represent the beginnings of an entirely new era of decentralized-based innovation that offers tremendous advantages. It’s early, but it’s an important area to watch. Back in May, I wrote about the concept of DAOs, decentralized autonomous organizations capable of running themselves thanks to blockchain technology — no CEO or C-Suite needed. At the …

Is Crypto-Economics Voodoo or the Real Deal?

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TL;DR–Crypto-Economics may be a new field of study. Seek to understand it before dismissing it out of hand. During the Republican primary process prior to the 1980 election, George H.W. Bush creatively derided Ronald Reagan’s theories of how to drive growth as “voodoo economics.” It was a genius marketing move, even if it didn’t help Bush win the nomination. It …

Why Bitcoin may be the Trojan Horse for the financial world as we know it

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Let’s be honest. The last week or so of Bitcoin has been crazy. I’m a firmly committed HODLer and, having been through a number of these cycles already, relatively Zen about the extreme volatility and fluctuations, but even I have felt a bit anxious at times. If you go to Coinbase multiple times per day (as I do), you have …

The 5 Skills Required for Crypto-Marketing Success

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TL;DR: Crypto-marketers will need an enhanced familiarity with technology and behavioral economics combined with greater emotional intelligence if they are going to impact the success of blockchain-based token economies. If you buy into the concept that blockchain/decentralization is going to fundamentally change the way world works, then you are probably opened to the possibility that the arrival of the technology …

How Blockchain Interoperability Opens the Mainstream Adoption Floodgates

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In the beginning, it was “one chain to rule them all.” The so-called “Bitcoin Maximalists” made the case that the Bitcoin blockchain would serve as the trust layer for the Internet. Everything would rest upon that. That’s all you would ever need.  It’s not a terrible idea, but given the contentiousness of the way that the Bitcoin protocol evolves and, …