on the blockchain

Is there a translational research gap?

The anonymous writer at Applied Divinity Studies considers the question. “This is a compelling narrative. Academic handles fundamental research, startups work on commercialization and deployment. What we’re missing is translational research to nurture pre-commercial research and bring it to fruition.” | learn […]

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Ray Dalio on Bitcoin

The now-well-known investor offers reasoned criticisms of the Bitcoin bull case. He concludes: “That is why to me Bitcoin looks like a long-duration option on a highly unknown future that I could put an amount of money in that I […]

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Crypto mining as a store of energy

“The process of mining cryptocurrencies currently relies on energy from polluting sources. Using excess power from renewable sources instead could convert waste to value and reduce financial risks.” | learn more

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Playing the Bitcoin long game

“At Unchained Capital, we are building a platform for individuals and businesses storing long-term wealth in bitcoin that demand private key ownership. To us, private key ownership is not an ideology; it is a security principle.” | learn more

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ShapeShift says goodbye to KYC

“Today, ShapeShift is announcing that it has integrated decentralized exchange protocols and is sunsetting its 6+ year business of trading with customers. Because of this fundamental change to our business model, ShapeShift’s users no longer need to provide personally identifying […]

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Tether price manipulation

“Tether has been manipulating #Bitcoin’s price upwards for years now by printing unlimited, and unbacked $USDT. This thread will cover the controversial aspects surrounding Tether, and how it will eventually meet its demise.…” | learn more

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The interest rates on crypto are high

The best rate available now, around ~13% on dollar-backed stablecoins, is on Fulcrum (bZx). The rates available from BlockFi, Nexo and other centralized and regulated players is ~8%. I’m not taking advantage of the higher rate. A friend explained his […]