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How to Evaluate the Implications of a Cryptoassets Distribution Model

What Lurks Beneath the Surface Can Capsize you as a Cryptoasset Investor Five Components of Distribution: Insider skin in the game (allocations subject to vestings and lock ups reflecting their preferred status in obtaining tokens) Optimized for long-term usage of product Equitable token sale (at least 80% of tokens if…

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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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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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World of Crypto Round Up 1 – The News That’s Fit to Peruse

Author’s note – These snippets are intended to provide a full grasp of the linked content without needing to read in its entirety.  Edward Snowden provides info to news outlet The Intercept on classified NSA program to compromise privacy of Bitcoin users. Program appears to have included warrantless data collection…

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Coinbase Snapshot

Audience: Investors looking for an entry point into digital assets Features Easy sign up process User friendly Interface Online Wallets and Vault (time delayed withdrawals for long positions) 2FA (use it), established company with insurance to protect against hackers Coins on platform have readily available liquidity Top reason to Use…

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