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Backing crypto founders @Tangent_xyz, founder @TheBlockcrunch. Ex GP @TheSpartanGroup, founding team @Contrary
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Aug 23, 2018 12 tweets 6 min read
Understanding blockchain technical scaling with <20 min videos (a thread) 🤔 0/ If you're having lunch/dinner/on the 🚽, here are some short vids to break down blockchain scaling from the best that you can bookmark.

Some of these vids are highly unappreciated, with ~100 views. Also good at 1.5x speed.
Aug 5, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Plenty of exciting stuff in crypto in Asia goes overlooked in the US.

Here are some updates this week from #Asia in #crypto amidst a bear market: From the Philippines 🇵🇭:

SEC is looking to define all tokens as securities by default. Earlier, it also deemed crypto cloud mining contracts as securities. This increases false positives (non-securities deemed as securities).

Source: sec.gov.ph/wp-content/upl…
Jul 25, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Using in-browser wallets (e.g. @metamask_io) may compromise your privacy significantly. /0 Advertisers can profile you as an eth user, and sites on all opened tabs can detect when you unlock your wallet and provide phishing prompt.

Here's a detailed post from @backus of @Bloom a while back on the subject: blog.hellobloom.io/using-an-in-br… /1
Jul 24, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
How do we stop money-laundering, drug- and terrorism-financing in bitcoin?

Committee responses at the recent Oversight of New Assets in the Digital Age public hearing: "Trust FinCen to do their jobs." - @JoshFairfield of @wlulaw
Jul 9, 2018 12 tweets 6 min read
Takeaways from 4 months of interviewing crypto investors (a thread):

Full summary episode: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/les… "Providing exposure" alone is not a defensible strategy for funds.

Fund managers have to take care of events with no public market analogues for traditional investors (e.g. custodianship, airdrops, staking, hard forks) too.

- from ep with @HHorsley of @BitwiseInvest
Jul 9, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Privacy is a not a good selling point for cryptocurrencies (compared to speed, low fees, security, decentralization etc), because:

1) Most people seem to value convenience over privacy

2) Public tolerance for forfeiting some privacy is high

Payment solutions are sticky.

As long as existing alternatives provide easier user experience (e.g. Venmo, Paypal), educating the public about the importance of fungibility and privacy in crypto won't be enough to promote mass adoption of privacy coins

Jun 18, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
0/ Thoughts on crypto regulation from Gary Gensler, former Chairman of CFTC and central figure in regulating swaps in ‘08.

#BEF2018 1/ On derivatives:

Derivatives for relatively illiquid cryptoassets are a bad idea.
Jun 18, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
0/ Exciting insights from chats with VCs at Blockchain Economic Forum #BEF2018: 1/ VCs want in on blockchain, but utility tokens/ cryptocurrencies offer no guarantee of rights. Blockchain startups raising traditional equity provide exposure to the growth of blockchain in a much more attractive format to VCs.
Jun 7, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
0/ Just finished binge reading all of @_jillruth 's blog posts on jill-carlson.com and medium.com/@jillcarlson. 0-fluff, easy to read, and deeply insightful 😀

Here are my biggest takeaways in 10 tweets (not comprehensive): 1/ In-app tokens provide a clear utility value, but often at the expense of user experience. Only tokens that can justify being independent assets will survive.
Jun 3, 2018 16 tweets 8 min read
0/ Master thread of some of the best #crypto investment threads I've read covering macro concepts (to be continued): 1/ The case for blockchain in society - by @naval

Mar 1, 2018 16 tweets 5 min read
0/ A Brief History of Decentralization in Venture Funding (a thread) 1/ In the early days of venture capital, funding sources were centralized to a few big players with deep pockets handing out checks to entrepreneurs. (e.g. Rockefeller's investment in Fairchild Semiconductor)