This article is the first in a series that seeks to provide readers with the resources necessary to evaluate a number of prominent cryptofinancial valuation techniques.
Mar/05/19 | Article
“Unblocked” unpacks the complicated subject matter of blockchain technology in plain language, maintaining a focus on the takeaways relevant to business leaders, while drawing from key industry perspectives and statistics.
Feb/19/19 | Article
Brian reflects on the drivers behind the bear market of 2018, and what clues the current environment can give us as to where the market is headed next.
Jan/03/19 | Article
Introducing “Understanding Digital Tokens: from the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s Token Alliance and Smith + Crown
Developed to be a key resource for the emerging industry surrounding the generation and distribution of tokens using blockchain technology, the Token Alliance develops community-driven guidelines for the responsible proliferation of tokens.
Aug/15/18 | Article
Decred is a cryptocurrency designed for P2P payments in a similar vein as Bitcoin, albeit with a focus on governance through a hybrid PoW/PoS consensus architecture. While not a fork of Bitcoin, Decred utilizes several of its design elements and explicitly aims to improve upon Bitcoin’s perceived shortcomings. Decred emphasizes governance input for all stakeholders through an on-chain voting and public proposal system; it was the first blockchain to implement an on-chain, token holder-approved hard fork.
Jun/08/18 | Article
Tether, the most widely known stablecoin in the cryptocurrency markets, remains the subject of considerable concern and skepticism and while these questions may well remain unresolved, Tether’s lasting legacy is likely to be associated with its role as the initial stablecoin project to develop a large market presence, in effect serving as an important proof of concept in a space that has attracted considerable attention.
Jun/07/18 | Article
Gnosis is an open-source, Ethereum-based platform that enables users to aggregate information via prediction markets, a mechanism that incentivizes information sharing and rewards participants for sharing predictions on issues ranging from sports betting, political polling, financial forecasting, to risk assessment.
Jun/05/18 | Article
Litecoin is a cryptocurrency emphasizing rapid transactions and low fees, released in 2011 by Charlie Lee as an early fork of Bitcoin. Lee modified three key parameters of the original Bitcoin design: reducing the target block confirmation time to 2.5 minutes, increasing the total supply to 84 million LTC, and implementing the memory-hard PoW algorithm Scrypt. This consensus algorithm is ASIC-resistant, reducing the risk of centralized mining infrastructure. In other respects, the Litecoin network is similar to Bitcoin. Litecoin is designed to be used as a rapidly processed medium of exchange for everyday transactions, and was one of the first major cryptocurrencies to implement Segregated Witness in mid-2017.
May/14/18 | Article
Stellar is an open-source distributed ledger for facilitating peer-to-peer payments across geographies, countries, and asset classes.
Apr/26/18 | Article