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  1. What We Can Learn from Theranos

    In the first few months that “blockchain” was a thing, I saw a lot of “innovations” of dubious quality peddled in both the fintech and cryptocurrency industries. I think the reason some vendors were able to get far in their pitches and funding was because prospective investors hesitated to ask simple questions.

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  2. App Coins and Tezos

    In light of the momentum around App Coins, whereby developers build specially marked tokens to power applications on an existing network (which can be converted in-and-out of the main network token), we have been asked about our strategy around App Coins. After all, the market for App Coins is extremely hot with ~$250 mm raised for a handful of projects.

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  3. Thoughts on “the DAO”

    With over $120 million worth of ether (Ethereum’s native token) under its control, it’s hard to ignore “the DAO”. While we’re thrilled that this project strives to achieve some of the objectives of Tezos, we find it comes short in several important way.

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  4. Making sense of colored coins

    It’s impossible to walk around the distributed ledger landscape without encountering the idea of so-called “colored coins”. The purpose of this post is to clarify their nature, the motivation behind their invention, some of the issues associated with them, and the circumstances under which their exercise may be warranted. There will be a car analogy at the end, you may skip to that section if you know all about colored coins and like car analogies.

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