All posts tagged “blockchain

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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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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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Motivation and coordination

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures recently gave a talk at the 2017 Blockstack Summit about “Decentralization and the Knowledge Age.” He starts by talking about motivation and coordination. The state, he argues, is good at coordination, but not so good at motivation. The market, on… Read More