10 Point Checklist for Auditing Cryptoasset Investments

  Ever bought a cryptoasset making magic beans look like a sound investment? I have, so to institute some discipline in my altcoin investing process. I’ve developed an audit to help me avoid duplicating past mistakes. Many things can derail promising cryptoasset projects. Minimizing the risk of going to 0…

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How to Tell if A Cryptoasset is Decentralized

No One Agrees on What It Means. You Should Still Try and Evaluate Its Various Dimensions Anyway. Five components of decentralization: Widespread developer contributions Roadmap for decentralized governance Lack of Concentrated Holders (via Wallets) Would function normally without creators Global Given the uncertainty inherent in cryptoasset investing decentralization is an…

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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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