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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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Mannabase: Blockchain Platform for Universal Basic Income

Manna is the world’s first universally accessible, people-powered alternative currency. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe you have a basic human right to share in the money supply. Manna is: Fast, transparent, and secure digital money built on blockchain technology. Distributed by a nonprofit organization…

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BLCN ETF Snapshot

ETF: REALITY SHARES NASDAQ NEXGEN ECONOMY (NASDAQ:BLCN) Exposure: Blockchain 5 top holdings (3/2/2018) Cisco Systems (2.55%) Filed US Patent for a blockchain platform to regulate wireless devices Intel (2.53%) Blockchain products and development for privacy and security Microsoft (2.32%) Azure provides developing, testing, and deployment of blockchain apps IBM (2.32%)…

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BLOK Snapshot

ETF: AMPLIFY TRANSFORMATIONAL DATA SHARING (NYSE:BLOK) Exposure: Blockchain 5 top holdings (2/16/2018) Taiwan Semiconductor (6.3%) Semiconductor manufacturer = crypto mining hardware demand Digital Garage (5.38%) Blockchain products for Japanese Market = early mover in huge market Nvidia (4.89%) Graphics Processing Unit manufacturer = altcoin mining demand Overstock (4.85%) tZERO Distributed…

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