When Organizations Don’t Have Bosses…

Jeremy Epstein Business 0 Comments

In all of the hype around Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto-tokens from a short-term investment perspective, it’s understandable that we might lose sight of the real impact of the larger trend and its implications. One of the biggest ones is the organization of companies and, arguably, society itself. I recently read a mind-blowing (for me, at least) article called “Let’s get …

7 Examples of Blockchain-led Financial Innovation

Jeremy Epstein Business 1 Comment

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 …

Bancor: How to Turn Your PR Disaster Into A Marketing Opportunity

Jeremy Epstein Business

I’ve struggled with Bancor. On the one hand, I really admire their vision of empowering crypto-tokens down to the micro-level.  I think it could be a powerful way to unleash innovation. As I wrote before, I also like the fact that they are trying to create liquidity and stability. That’s sorely needed in this space. On the other hand, I …

1 Easy Hack to Accelerate Your Blockchain Understanding

Jeremy Epstein Business

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 …

Don’t Try To Understand Blockchains Without Getting Decentralization First

Jeremy Epstein Business

In 2 years (or less), we won’t be talking about blockchains anymore.  Saying that I focus on the intersection of “blockchain” and “marketing” will be obsolete. Saying that I focus on the intersection of “blockchain” and “marketing” will just sound silly. It’s like saying “Internet marketing” today. It’s not that blockchains will go away. They will just fade away into …

Announcing: A Visit to Crypto Valley

Jeremy Epstein Business

If you want to go deep and explore the future of Decentralization, the best place in the world to look is Zug, Switzerland. Known as “Crypto Valley,” Zug has: committed to becoming the most friendly environment for startups, with clear governmental support become the preferred location for crypto/decentralized-startups to establish their base including Ethereum, ShapeShift, Xapo, and Monetas made it …

What Tezos Will Tell Us About Crypto-Market Maturity

Jeremy Epstein Business

Blog reader Dan sends in this question about Tezos: “I’ll be a large investor. Curious of Jeremys position months later?” He’s following up on my article “4 Reasons Why Tezos Could be the Netscape of Blockchain.” Disclosure: I hope Dan gets a huge return on his investment. (Here’s my ETH tip jar when you do)  That being said, the Tezos …

When Twitter Becomes a Crytpo-token

Jeremy Epstein Business

Ok, this may be a bit out there, but it hit me as I was thinking about Twitter’s 5 year stock chart. Notwithstanding the fact that there are those who are bullish on the company’s latest turnaround plan, I just wonder if the way to make Twitter really valuable (economically) and equal to its social value is to do what …

Bancor and BNT: Stability through liquidity

Jeremy Epstein Business

(Note: This is a continuation of the series about decentralized stability. Previous profiles include MKR, DCorp.) Though the number of cryptocurrencies has exploded recently, the Bancor team believes there are not enough of them yet. They foresee a future where anyone or any organization can create their own digital currency. (Note they recently pulled in $150 million on the first …