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Chris Burniske

Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder VC, a venture fund for crypto assets, and he previously worked as blockchain product lead at ARK Invest. Burniske is also the author of "Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin."

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Reviews by Chris Burniske

🔑 6 positive | 💩 2 negative


Numerai uses price signaling as an input and machine learning to determine the output of a resource allocation machine that could run the 🌎.

2017-07-07 | Full Review


STEEM's SMTs are like ETH's "ERC-20 tokens but with certain built-in ‘Proof-of-Brain’ properties...specifically for digital content businesses"... https://smt.steem.io/ (hat tip Jesse Walden). Good work Steemit and team, compensating human activity instead of machine activity is 🤔💭💭

2017-09-28 | Full Review


Decred’s killer feature is good governance, and with good governance, you can have any feature you want.

2018-10-16 | Full Review


I find the behavior of Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation appalling and would recommend avoiding the project.

For one, as Juan Benet points out, the plagiarism within TRON Foundation's white paper is intellectually dishonest and ungrateful to prior crypto efforts.

Secondly, inspect the Twitter feeds of Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation. Both represent a litany of repetitive pumps about crypto exchange listings and partnerships.

2018-01-29 | Full Review

When we live in a predominantly virtual world, why won't scarce and coveted virtual land be worth more than physical plots?

2018-07-01 | Full Review

Tronfoundation’s $TRX is pumping because it will allow people to claim BitTorrent-coin ($BTT).

Though, per tweets like Bram’s & other whispers, Tron is just shilling BitTorrent’s brand, while talent bleeds & workability of $BTT is an afterthought.

2019-01-22 | Full Review


Chainlink is the first “middleware protocol” to cross a billion dollar valuation in this bull market, expect more to come.

2019-07-01 | Full Review

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