All posts tagged “bitcoin

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Two sides of the same bitcoin

Warren Buffet recently said in a Yahoo Finance interview that when you buy cryptocurrencies you’re not actually investing. Instead, you’re speculating – speculating that “somebody else will come along and pay more money tomorrow.” Investments need to generate a return. And nobody is at all clear on… Read More

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Attract and extract

Chris Dixon’s recent piece on why decentralization matters is currently making the rounds online. It clearly explains the first two eras of the internet and how the third era is developing as we speak. Cue decentralized cryptonetworks. I particularly like how he describes the relationship that… Read More

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Mastering Bitcoin

I’m still in the office right now (wading through Excel models) and I’m late for a Christmas party. So by necessity today’s post is going to be a short one. Below is a podcast from the Kevin Rose Show called “Bitcoin’s true potential”. It’s with Andreas… Read More

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Beware of scam ICOs

There’s certainly lots of buzz these days around the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  Some of it is negative.  Here is a recent New York Times article talking about how celebrity-endorsed “initial coin offerings” have created a new gold rush. Most of these ICOs are scams. But some… Read More

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What are bubbles?

Social Capital (Silicon Valley VC firm) recently published an interesting series on (economic) bubbles: what they are, how they form, when they are useful, and so on. It’s worth a read – you can start here. Here’s a taste: “Prices in markets turn out to have two roles:… Read More

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Business model innovation

Fred Wilson has a great post up on his blog today about open protocols. By open protocols he is referring to things like TCP/IP (transmission control protocol and internet protocol), HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol), and SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol). Whether you realize it or… Read More