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The Token Classification Framework

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While people have spent billions of dollars on cryptographic tokens, understanding of the different token types is still limited. Check out this multi-dimensional tool for understanding and classifying crypto tokens.

ICO/Token Sale Mania

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Check out this in-depth report on Initial Coin Offerings from Autonomous Next: What they are, how they work, and the ways in which this new funding mechanism based on distributed-ledger technology stands to displace traditional markets for public and private investment.

Why Is Bitcoin Valuable?

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Hackernoon: On almost every dimension, Bitcoin is worse than it’s centralized counterparts like Paypal or Chase. This is true not just of bitcoin but almost all decentralized cryptocurrency protocols. So why is bitcoin valuable? Why are other decentralized applications valuable?

Blockchain + Supply Chain Throwdown

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Sweetbridge Inc: Watch Ethereum strategist & blockchain advisor Vinay Gupta and Sweetbridge CEO Scott Nelson discuss the history and future of money, banking and cryptocurrency, supply chains, global economics, asset liquidity and how value can be realized through innovations in blockchain, IoT, AI and 3D printing.

Fundamental challenges with public blockchains

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Preethi Kasireddy: There’s no question that blockchain technology has enormous potential. However, there’s a flipside that isn’t getting enough attention: blockchains have several major technical barriers that make them impractical for mainstream use today.

Cryptoeconomics In Context

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Hackernoon: For people looking for a way to understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and everything else your technology friends and questionable investment advisors are saying, cryptoeconomics is the place to start.

Is Technology Killing Capitalism?

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Institute for New Economic Thinking: Tune in to this wide-ranging discussion that touches on how crypto-currencies are changing the very basics of a macro-economic system currently controlled by central banks, the potential for blockchain technology to shift economic decision making away from centralized government control, and much more.

A letter to Jamie Dimon

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Chain Inc: It’s easy to believe cryptocurrencies have no inherent value. Or that governments will crush them. It’s also becoming fashionable to believe the opposite: that they will disrupt banks, governments, and Silicon Valley giants once and for all. Neither extreme is true. The reality is nuanced and important.

Vitalik Buterin on Tokens 1.0

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Hacked.com: Vitalik expects most of tokens to crash and burn sooner rather than later. But the future of cryptocurrency is expected to be much brighter as investors and developers learn from ‘Tokens 1.0’ and usher in the next wave of cryptos with ‘Tokens 2.0.’

Are we in an ICO bubble?

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Bloomberg: Only about one out of 10 tokens issued in initial coin offerings is in use following the sales. The low rates of use could have big ramifications with regulators likely to scrutinize startups.