|How blockchain startups can learn from eBay, the original digital cross border payments company
This is a great piece outlining the many parallels between the early days of eBay and Ripple. Both were systems that facilitated cross-border payments, but there were some tough lessons learned along the way that are equally applicable today.Here are 5 reasons cryptocurrency prices have been plunging recently
This piece from the New York Times outlines how regulation, community infighting, and hard forks have all conspired to cause widespread chaos in the international crypto markets.
The real truth about the crypto crisis
While it’s been a challenging year for crypto, it’s still been a great one for the industries servicing it. In order to understand what’s happening, it’s important to understand investor psychology first and foremost.
ICOs aren’t liquidating their ETH treasuries just yet – here’s why
Despite a decrease in the markets, the total selloff in ETH hasn’t been as large as many anticipated, primarily due to many startups anticipating further action by the SEC on the regulatory front, and effectively pricing in an anticipated sell-off
On crypto’s present and future, with Naval Ravikant and Balaji Srinivasan
This is an excellent podcast interview with two gurus of the blockchain space. Naval and Balaji discuss everything from how crypto is scaling as a method of payment, to some excellent descriptions of what a blockchain actually is.
Forget ICOs, continuous fundraising is the future for blockchain startups
While last year was the year of the ICO, times have changed. Continuous fundraising now seems to be the future of funding for blockchain startups, as it’s a funding method that helps founders overcome the downsides of traditional organizations.
Here’s how blockchain and smart contracts can finally have a real-world impact
In a first, one startup (Chainlink) has created a blockchain protocol that can dynamically respond to world events and execute tasks using Oracles, real-time data feeds that interact with the blockchain.
It’s not too late to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – here’s why
Despite a steep decline in the crypto markets in recent months, there’s perhaps been no better time to invest in the space. The market as a whole still has a lot of room for growth given institutional money still hasn’t been priced in, and technological innovation is still on the rise.
Here’s a super simple guide to everything you need to know about Tezos
This is a great overview of Tezos, a decentralized blockchain governance platform that is censorship-free and runs of Proof of Stake (unlike most blockchain projects, which leverage mining and proof of work).
Learn how to fund your crypto project the right way
There are a number of creative ways to fund one’s crypto project, but not all of them are advisable. This piece breaks down the pros and cons of each, and proposes community funds as one attractive (and low-risk) way to raise funding quickly.