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Here’s why decentralization is inevitable…

…and how not to miss the bus? If you are anyone like me, you might have had a lot of people talking about blockchain and decentralization in the year 2017, but as we made progress through the year 2018, all of them went silent one by one. The prices kept going down, and so did the voice of several advocates. Relatable? And as the silence grew, you started thinking, blockchain is dead! On top of that, there were frequent announcements from various countries who were taking a negative stance, and there were…

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Funding scientific economies

Following up on our last post on “asset-backed tokens for science”, we at Boundary have more broadly explored the use of blockchains and tokens/cryptocurrencies for science. This has led us to re-think our investment thesis. We are excited to announce that Boundary Impact Ventures is going to be shifting its focus towards investing in “scientific economies”. Scientific economies are globally distributed protocols for transacting in scientific goods and services, powered by the blockchain, and governed through the use of tokens (or cryptocurrencies) that incentivize positive emergent behaviors across the scientific…

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How to tell a story in the blockchain world?

See where the caveman has arrived since those cave paintings. What makes human beings different from the rest of the animal species? Of course, the evolved language could be one reason, but the right reason is how we use the language. While a monkey can signal other monkeys about a lion lurking in the grass, it’s only human beings who can tell a story of a creature that is half human and half lion. While other animals can live in a pack of tens and hundreds, humans can live in a…

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Why Decentralization is the Future

liqui.io closing Centralization Hacks Leaked Crypto Exchange User KYC Data Doesn’t Affect Our Accounts: Binance QuadrigaCX bloomberg article hackernews   CryptoCompare’s January Review of Exchanges Coincheck received a license a year after suffering a $530 million hack. Cryptopia was hacked, it suspended trading, and reported ‘significant losses’. Liqui crypto exchange shuts down due to lack of liquidity. The managers of Komid, a South Korean exchange, were sent to prison for generating fake volumes.     Coinbase's new acquisition is not just a surveillance company. It's much worse than that. https://t.co/DUseSovQVB…

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Every company will use blockchain by 2027

here’s how. Almost a decade ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, silently disrupted trust-providing organizations, like banks, with an eight-page long research paper describing how money can be decentralized (through Bitcoin). At the time, not many people understood the potential that those eight pages concealed within themselves. No, I am not talking about decentralizing money. I am referring to the decentralization itself. In those eight pages, Nakamoto didn’t just explain how we can regain control over our money — he offered a new way for strangers to safely collaborate with each other. You might have…

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The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible Two: The Seven Deadly Sins of Technical Analysis

So you read the original Cryptocurrency Trading Bible and you jumped head first into the great game? How are you doing? Be honest. Are you making money or losing it? There’s only one metric in trading. You either win or lose. It’s simple. There is right and wrong and it’s not hazy like real life. Right is making money. Wrong is losing money. If you’re losing money and you’re still telling yourself you’re good at trading you’re straight up lying to yourself. You were up 100% but gave it all back four…

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WTF is Ethereum?

The ultimate guide to understand why Ethereum is not just another cryptocurrency. Although ‘Bitcoin’ and ‘Ethereum’ are terms that are often paired together, the reality is that they are vastly different. The only thing Ethereum shares with Bitcoin is that it’s a cryptoasset running on top of blockchain. Instead of being just a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum also has features which effectively makes it a huge decentralized computer. To understand Ethereum, one must understand how blockchain works. If you already understand it, or have already read my ultimate guide to understand blockchain, feel…

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WTF is… Money?

Here’s how bartering evolved into Blockchains. 13.7 billion years ago, the Big Bang brought the universe into existence. 3.8 billion years ago, life first appeared on our planet. 1.9 million years ago, Earth witnessed a hominid species, Home erectus, walking upright for the first time. And, 7,000 years ago, money was invented. But first, people bartered. Not everyone had everything. We always had something in surplus, and we always needed something that the other person had. As the common sense would have said, we started exchanging our surplus assets for what we…

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The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible

So you want to trade cryptocurrency? You’ve seen those eye-popping 3000% returns and you want in. You don’t want some measly little 10% ROI after a year in the plain old stock market. That’s for grandpas and old people. You want quit-your-job with a middle finger, fuck you money! Am I right or am I right? Maybe you dream of being Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street, or Gordon “greed is good” Gekko? Or maybe your wanna be a baller, shot-caller? You want a gold-plated house, a yacht and rap video…

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Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself. But it’s there, hidden away, steadily gathering power like a hurricane far out to sea that’s sweeping towards the shore. It’s a stealth feature, one that hasn’t activated yet. But when it does it will ripple across the entire world, remaking every aspect of society. To understand why, you just have to understand a little about the history of money. The Ascent of Money Money is power. Nobody knew this better than the kings of the…