Arjun Balaji on 0x

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Arjun Balaji is the founder of Shomei Capital, an investment fund focused on cryptoassets. He was formerly a software engineer at HubSpot and Flip.


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0x is a protocol for decentralized exchange on Ethereum. 0x was founded by Will Warren and Amir Bandeali in 2016. The protocol facilitates exchanging Ethereum tokens without the need for centralized exchanges.

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0x reviews by Arjun Balaji

🔑 1 positive | 💩 1 negative


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    I love the 0x protocol—trust-minimized, p2p exchange and a team that regularly ships. Digital securities trading is a great idea.

    2018-10-11 | Full Review

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    Most “utility” tokens have little to no real utility. They’re MoE tokens that’ll see their value collapse, hence the use of various velocity sinks (e.g. a governance or MN/staking rn).....
    Not all staking is a velocity sink. Augur and Numeraire are both tokens that I actually think makes sense. W.r.t. governance sinks, 0x is a project that comes to mind.

    2018-06-12 | Full Review

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2018-06-04 | Full Review


I love Augur & prediction markets broadly (they’re one of a few use cases that make sense IMO) but if the Augur team quit a year ago, would anyone be interested? The ICO years before launch? etc.

2018-06-14 | Full Review


The path that Zcash and other next-generation blockchains (Tezos, DFINITY, etc.) have taken is to set up incentives and off-chain governance processes to align early contributors and help guide the project from infancy to adulthood. While this trades off early on with decentralization, it allows for independence, time, and resources to be committed to more intensive research questions.

2018-06-28 | Full Review

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We are big fans of 0x. As the number of tokens becomes infinite, you need a protocol, not just a central exchange, to find counter-parties. Just like you needed a search engine, not just a directory, to find websites as the number became infinite.

2018-02-06 | Full Review


0x just keeps shipping. One of the best in the industry at keeping the blinders on and building.

2018-05-16 | Full Review


0x is pretty interesting.

2017-08-16 | Full Review

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