2017-07-22

Start from Square Zero: Hidden Habits You Need for a Successful Career in Tech July 22, 2017 at 08:42AM



Quick question. Let’s say your friend gave you a list of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas, and strawberries. She asks you to bring her the item that’s labeled as number three on the list, which one would you pick?

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The system for labeling fundraising rounds is broken and useless July 22, 2017 at 08:42AM



When I started learning about startups and venture capital, I was dazed by the inane set of vocabulary used to label separate tranches of funding. Years later, the system has degraded to the point of near uselessness.

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Technical problems, or what to consider if you have decided to run your own ICO July 22, 2017 at 08:42AM



Actively promoted by us Polybius’ ICO succeeded stunningly — and this time in a literal sense. Stunned by attention of 14,000 people … Polybius’ website went down. And that was just the beginning. As promised, what happened and what could be done better — in today’s article.

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ELI5 : Bancor protocol enables the creation of “smart tokens” which independently handle their own… July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



ELI5: Bancor protocol enables the creation of “smart tokens” which independently handle their own liquidity and price discovery through their smart contracts.

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The Three Best Restaurant Tips for Customer Retention July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



I had my buddy Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue stop by VaynerMedia for an episode of AskGaryVee. When a fan called in to our show looking for help with his Kentucky based BBQ, Jon gave the three greatest pieces of advice for customer retention and life-time value.

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6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Entrepreneur July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Building a successful startup is no easy feat. Many established entrepreneurs launch several failed businesses before finally creating a company that scales and turns a profit.

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Make Money: Don’t Raise Money July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



And the fact of the matter is this article is really about two things. Number one, my disproportionate belief that learning sales is a crucial skill in developing ANY successful leader in today’s market driven economy. And number 2.

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Why I turned down $500K, Pissed off my investors, and Shut down my startup July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



It wasn’t even one of those glorious “fail fast and fail forward” learning experiences. After seven months of hard work and two weeks before we were to start fundraising, we had a good team, glowing praise from beta users, and over $250k in handshake commitments. But I pulled the plug.

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Paytm Finally Announces Much Awaited Funding from SoftBank of $1.4B July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Softbank CEO — “In line with the Indian government’s vision to promote digital inclusion, we are committed to transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of Indian consumers and merchants”

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Part 1: Introduction to TKN and TokenCard: A platform for the post-bank era. July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



This is the first part in a series of 5 taking a deeper look at the TokenCard platform. Today, the formal introduciton to the platform. WHITEPAPER. We’ve been laying the foundation for a depositless Ethereum token debit card and platform called TokenCard.

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Bancor and TokenCard Announce Partnership July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Today we are excited to announce an upcoming partnership between TokenCard, the first smart contract powered debit card, and Bancor, the first protocol for intrinsically tradable smart tokens.

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Wow! This is such an exiting time!!! – Carlos R. Cerrato E. – Medium July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Wow! This is such an exiting time!!! Can’t wait to see all the new products, services and economic models coming out of the crypto community. Best wishes TokenCard

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Why is the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum falling? And what can we expect for the rest of 2017? July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Disclaimer: I am a professional blockchain assets trader and I’m long Bitcoin and Ethereum. Don’t take anything I wrote as a trading or investment recommendation.

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Hi, – Albert David Stone – Medium July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



When can I order TokenCard? Is it shipable to Asia?

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Bancor: the TokenCard perspective. July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



It’s not often that you see a project enter the space and offer a solution so fundamental that it changes your entire perspective on something. Bancor is one of those projects.

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This is a very well thought out token model and provides such a clear perspective on some of the… July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



This is a very well thought out token model and provides such a clear perspective on some of the possibilities of token design. Great work Mitchell Loureiro and Santiment team.

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SAN Token Utility, and how it will take Santiment to Dominance July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Santiment aims to be the market data layer for the cryptocurrency economy. The Santiment Token (SAN) will be a huge part of that, as the driving force behind our business development strategy. SAN lets us transform Santiment into a market data network.

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Some Time With the TokenCard Team July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



I flew to London on the morning of the 15th, and arrived in city center at 4:30am. After taking a short nap, I ventured to the TokenCard offices to meet David and Mel for the first time in person. If you are unfamiliar with the TokenCard project, the team raised about $14.

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This is a great writeup on Bancor. Great to see people actually taking the time to dive in! July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



This is a great writeup on Bancor. Great to see people actually taking the time to dive in!

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I communicated with Meni Rosenfeld who wrote the Math paper and he told me that Eyal Hertzog came… July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



I communicated with Meni Rosenfeld who wrote the Math paper and he told me that Eyal Hertzog came up with the idea.

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We should distinguish between the Bancor Protocol i.e. July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



We should distinguish between the Bancor Protocol i.e. the math and the BNT token. BNT implements the Bancor math but the Bancor Protocol does not require BNT as a token. ETH as reserve works just fine in token changers or smart tokens. No BNT required.

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Hello! – Dmitry P – Medium July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



Am i right?

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A New Paradigm — Understanding The Bancor Protocol July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM



If you have not been paying attention to what is going on in the blockchain world the past couple of months you have been living under a rock.

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2017-07-21

July 21, 2017 at 09:07PM



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My Vision For SegWit And Lightning Networks On Litecoin And Bitcoin July 21, 2017 at 09:07PM



You’ve probably seen that I recently started advocating for SegWit to activate on Litecoin and Bitcoin. I wasn’t doing any of this before because it would be wasted energy when the code was not finished.

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A beginner’s guide to Litecoin July 21, 2017 at 09:07PM



What is Litecoin? According to the Litecoin website, “Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world.” If you’re familiar with the digital currency Bitcoin, the above definition might sound similar.

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You Don’t Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do. July 21, 2017 at 09:02PM



You don’t control the outcomes of your life. You don’t control how other people will respond to you.

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Controlling your own wealth as a basic human right July 21, 2017 at 09:02PM



A few months ago, the Indian government withdrew 86% of banknotes in circulation. Ostensibly, it was to cut down on the black market economy and tax cheats, but it also wiped out a large percentage of the wealth of the poorest people, who hold their wealth in cash.

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In Q3 we’re focusing on the fundamentals July 21, 2017 at 09:02PM



Coinbase and GDAX have been going through some incredible growth. Our original plan was to focus on adding new features in Q3 (new assets, trading features, etc). But the growth has brought it’s own set of challenges.

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Coinbase Spring Cleaning July 21, 2017 at 12:08PM



In our ongoing quest to make Coinbase simpler, we’ve made some hard product decisions and will be rolling out a few changes in the next several weeks. We try a lot of new ideas at Coinbase, but we also value a product that is free from clutter.

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A beginner’s guide to Ethereum tokens July 21, 2017 at 12:08PM



What is an Ethereum token? Before learning about Ethereum tokens, it is important to first understand the basics of Ethereum. Please see my beginner’s guide to Ethereum for those new to this concept entirely.

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When is the right time to invest in digital currency? July 21, 2017 at 11:58AM



This week has seen all-time price highs for both Bitcoin & Ethereum. There are often drastic, sudden price changes in digital currency, and whenever the price starts to move there’s never any shortage of “FOMO” around whether it’s the right time to buy or not.

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Five Theses on Mobile Reading July 21, 2017 at 11:58AM



At Read, we craft a reading tool. We do not disrupt an industry. We try to improve the experience of a very common thing: mobile reading. The act of reading is a daily habit, not an industry. Just like sending emails, or writing to-do lists.

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Modern Day Information July 21, 2017 at 11:58AM



Information, data, knowledge, context, annotations, subjectiveness, references, objects, bodies of knowledge, intelligent networks, theories — all terms we use to convey, share and express our understanding of our surroundings. Read is all about improving that information ecosystem.

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2017-07-19

Polybius Bank — the biggest story of the year in the cryptocurrency realm July 19, 2017 at 06:33PM



As pompous as this headline may sound, I really do consider that this project is an unprecedented step forward, on par with PayPal in its heyday. And now, let me tell you why.

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Emercoin Consortium to Offer Blockchain-Based Solutions to Customers of the Largest System Integrator in Russia July 19, 2017 at 06:33PM



The Emercoin Team, in collaboration with Estonian company Hashcoins OU and Russian system integrator I-Teco, signed a Tripartite Agreement for the founding of the Emercoin Consortium.

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Why Tokens are Eating the World July 19, 2017 at 06:33PM



The title of this post pays homage to Marc Andreessen’s epic post in 2012, “Why Software is Eating the World.” Marc made some very interesting observations in that seminal post where he succinctly forecasts much of what has transpired over the past half-decade.

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Mobile Wallet Emercoin Basic IOS July 19, 2017 at 06:33PM



This tool is called the Emercoin Basic IOS. This new app is available for download from the App Store. As we’ve already mentioned, this app is created for those who value their time. Therefore, we won’t bother with lengthy descriptions — just the bare facts. Time is money.

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HashCoins and Emercoin launched passwordless authorization system Authorizer.io July 19, 2017 at 06:33PM



Authorizer.io was officially launched on May 18. This is an open non-commercial project intended to increase the security of user accounts, mitigate the risks of password interception and demonstrate the advantages of open blockchain technologies. Authorizer.

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How to properly invest in Bitcoin, Blockchain and other cryptocurrencies July 19, 2017 at 04:38AM



People keep asking how to invest in crypto-economy step by step. What I need to know? How not to lose money? How to choose right cryptocurrency that will skyrocket? In this guide you will find exhaustive answers to many of those questions.

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2017-07-18

Let’s Build the Tiniest Blockchain July 18, 2017 at 07:33PM



Although some think blockchain is a solution waiting for problems, there’s no doubt that this novel technology is a marvel of computing. But, what exactly is a blockchain?

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Blockchain: the revolution we’re not ready for July 18, 2017 at 07:33PM



Imagine you didn’t need to trust a stranger to make a deal with them. Imagine you didn’t need to trust your bank to deposit your money there. Imagine you didn’t need to trust your government to know it was being just and fair. What would happen?

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Token Economy — Issue #5 July 18, 2017 at 07:28PM



Rear view mirrorsWhile most crypto currencies have been crashing hard this week, it’s been encouraging to witness few high profile tech people keeping the long term focus and openly discussing about which jurisdictions are more likely to become the Silicon Valley of crypto.

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Calling a Smart Contract With a Button July 18, 2017 at 07:28PM



Someone asked today how to call a smart contract with a button, and I didn’t know where to send them, so I decided to write this really quickly.

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The New Secure Way To Sign Data In Your Browser July 18, 2017 at 07:18PM



When people get excited about MetaMask, it’s usually because it allows users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain, which usually involves owning some network fuel called Ether, to run programs on a global shared virtual computer, and we think this is great.

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How to Install MetaMask on Firefox Today July 18, 2017 at 07:18PM



Mozilla hand-reviews every Extension submission, and at time of writing, we’re in line position 332 of 645, so Firefox support is coming, but if you’re impatient, and don’t mind voiding your browser’s warranty, there’s no reason you can’t use MetaMask with Firefox today!

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2017-07-17

Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written July 17, 2017 at 10:14PM



If you don’t know Naval Ravikant, you should. When it comes to investing, he’s the best of the best. He’s backed over a 100 companies, including tech unicorns that went on to become runaway successes, like Twitter and Uber.

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The Altcoin Report #3: Zcash July 17, 2017 at 10:14PM



When Bitcoin was first released, it brought an open financial system to the world. Anyone could connect without requiring permission from anyone else; anyone could extend and improve on it without permission. However, it came with a drawback — privacy.

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Token Technology: Understanding Augur July 17, 2017 at 10:04PM



Imagine making a living just from your predictions. Got a hunch your favourite sports team will win on the weekend? What about Leonardo DiCaprio winning an oscar? Research it, think it through — if you’re correct, you’re rewarded. If you’re wrong? You just lose your initial investment.

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貴方の大事なビットコインを守る為8月1日に向けて知っておくべき事 July 17, 2017 at 09:59PM



パニックな皆さまこんばんは。マスメディアの報道では不安を更に煽るようなタイトルが多く見られ、本日もビットコインは見事に大幅下落しましたね。

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