Great Crypto Projects Aren’t Always Good Investments

Ignore This Reality at Your Peril as a Cryptoasset Investor Five components of Investability Disciplined Well Structured Capital Allocation Process Proven Natural Demand (adoption increasing over time) Mechanism to Capture Value Brand Defensibility When investing in something you want to make sure your money is well spent via a disciplined…

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Evaluating Cryptoasset Project Teams

Understanding What They Bring to the Table to Make Your Investment A Success Five components of team evaluation: Track record of historical achievements Distinctive Combination of Skills Unique Qualifications for Tackling the Problem Experience Building Distributed Systems Transparent and consistent ethical behavior For a project to succeed its founding team…

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How to Evaluate a Projects Cryptoeconomics

The Foundation of Successful Cryptoasset Investing When starting the process of evaluating a cryptoassets investment potential. Focus on its cryptoeconomics. Absent robust cryptoeconomics a project is unlikely to deliver value to you as an investor no matter how interesting it might be. Five components of cryptoeconomic evaluation: The project requires…

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There are 12 Quadrillion Reasons XRP Will Never be Worth $50 a Token

Ripple is a system is optimized for permissioned financial institutions to transact directly with each other cost efficiently. XRP was issued as a liquidity management tool to facilitate transactions in illiquid currencies as needed across the network. So XRP will only ever be involved in a fraction of the activity…

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Notes on Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Author’s: Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar Bitcoin, with a capital B, is a platform that carries upon it programmable money, known as bitcoin with a lowercase b. Chapter 3 – Blockchain, Not bitcoin? 5 stages of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies •   Innovation Trigger •   Peak of Inflated Expectations •   Trough of…

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How the Rise of Internet 3.0 Will Lead to the Disaggregation of User Data

Tony Sheng’s thesis is the rise of Internet 3.0 will result in the demise of state aggregators like Facebook. Because blockchains can capture user data at the protocol level, creating an opportunity for decentralized competitors. This summary is intended to provide an understanding of his thesis outlined in Disaggregation Theory and Internet 3.0…

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