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The Past & Future of Blockchain: Where we’re going and why

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Spencer Bogart

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What follows is a brief summary of where the blockchain industry has come from over the past 10 years, where (I think) it’s headed over the next 10 years — and a lens to help understand why. It’s lighter on the deep-history and heavier on the more recent and forward-looking perspective.   Where we’ve come from Bitcoin Emerges (Jan […]

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Crypto Mega Theses

Open, distributed ledgers and permissionless, censorship-resistant, trust-minimized computation are going to reshape massive sectors of the global economy. This belief led us to found Multicoin Capital in 2017, and after spending two years with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors in this space, we’ve developed more conviction in this thesis than ever before. Over the last […]

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Coming soon: The Biggest Crypto On-Ramps Ever

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Spencer Bogart

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As a venture firm that has been deploying capital to the crypto space for over 6 years, we see a plethora of future catalysts for crypto adoption but we often circle back to the question: What would be the biggest catalysts? We tend to think that the biggest potential catalysts will have three primary ingredients: 1. A […]

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Is Blockchain Technology Really  Disruptive?

Definitely, Bitcoin is not! (This is not an academic article. It is an attempt to check if blockchains and their solutions are really disruptive or not. I present here unpopular findings and another version of the story that, as far as I am concerned, has not been told before! I have read several articles and […]

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Understanding Hyperledger Fabric

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Rakiza

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This presentation is a simplified version of Hyperledger Fabric and how its blockchain functions. In Rakiza we have tried to reduce the process to “bare bones” to make it simple and easy to grasp.  

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Crypto-Backed Loans and Taxes — What You Need to Know

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Unchained Capital

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Unchained Capital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. 2017 saw significant […]

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The Alpha Framework: An Analysis of the “Coinbase Effect”

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Avi F.

Existing in the cryptocurrency markets during 2018 is existing in a world of declining alpha. As late as 2017, there was significant alpha in the markets due to abundance of retail investors (a test for you — have you ever bought a coin based on a reddit thread?) and their propensity for following the herd to make […]

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The era of cryptocurrency smartphones: HTC Exodus 1 and Samsung Galaxy S10

Credits: HTC Exodus 1 leads the way when it comes to decentralization, crypto accessibility and security. HTC Exodus 1 incorporates easier to use P2P services as well as a cryptocurrency wallet referred to as Zion. Samsung’s latest flagship device integrates cold wallet storage for Bitcoin and Ethereum.   Technology is a dynamic field. Nothing stays […]

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The Future of Virtual Assets: Introducing the Fractional NFT

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directbus

We now live in a world where the most valuable assets are no longer physical. While virtual assets have been in existence for years it’s only recently that these digital goods have emerged as a new asset class. Now with the combination of blockchain technology virtual assets have the opportunity to no longer be limited […]

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ICO Mergers: A Market for Lemons

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Avi F.

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The original version of this article appeared in my daily newsletter, CryptoAM, where I provide market updates, new analysis and my general thoughts on crypto. One thing that’s always fascinated me about crypto are the massive fundraises for similar products. We’ve seen plenty of cryptocurrencies launched that focus on identification, supply chain, payments, credit cards, etc. The […]

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