The tokenization of everything. 

“Bitcoin created the fundamental concept of using a shared computer in exchange for a native bearer asset. For the first time, you could participate in an economy and benefit from holding the common denominator of value in the network. Overnight, the paradigm shifted.” learn more

Bitcoin & child abuse imagery. 

A reminder that technology is neither good nor bad, but may be used for either purpose. Researchers have discovered child abuse images embedded in the bitcoin blockchain. What does this mean for the legality of running a full node? learn more

An overview of stablecoins. 

Stablecoins are tokens with values that do not fluctuate wildly, unlike most cryptos today (ahem, bitcoin). Multicoin capital overviews the landscape of stablecoins and the different approaches to creating them. They’re on a roll of putting out some great writing! learn more

Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

What if the biggest cryptos weren’t actually decentralized? Researchers: “Both Bitcoin and Ethereum mining are very centralized, with the top four miners in Bitcoin and the top three miners in Ethereum controlling more than 50% of the hash rate. The entire blockchain for both systems is determined by fewer than 20 mining entities.” learn more

How to value cryptoassets. 

For all the talk I’ve heard about the value of a bitcoin or other crypto token, little of it has been rooted in economics. Enter Chris Burniske of Placeholder VC who provides a rational theory of economic value for cryptoassets. He even includes a downloadable model! learn more

A look inside a Chinese bitcoin mine. 

“Located in a decaying industrial park on the outskirts of town, the mine employs about 50 and consists of eight single-story, warehouse-like buildings, each 150 meters (492 feet) long. Seven of them host 21,000 machines that, together, represent nearly 4% of the processing power in the global bitcoin network.” learn more