a photo of crypto expert reviewer Eric Meltzer

Eric Meltzer

Eric Meltzer is a partner at INB, China's biggest crypto fund.

Reviews by Eric Meltzer

πŸ”‘ 6 positive | πŸ’© 1 negative


If markets thought Tether was insolvent, it would not still be trading (even against USD) at 1:1.

2018-02-13 | Full Review


Nano/RaiBlocks is pretty interesting. The big issue they face is figuring out a way to deal with spam attacks that doesn't result in a massive network slowdown or a de facto reversion to being purely PoS.

2018-03-01 | Full Review


Decred is actually a cool example of some stuff that Bitcoin will never implement. I don’t own any at the moment but like the project a lot.

2018-07-10 | Full Review


Bitcoin gets a lot of flak for being extremely conservative about new code, but stuff like the Verge hack and the BCH 0-day massively validate their approach.

2018-05-22 | Full Review


Other things I am excited about: MobileCoin is quietly rearchitecting the Stellar Consensus Protocol to have strong privacy guarantees....

2018-08-09 | Full Review


One thing that’s interesting is that unlike Bitcoin, which was so maligned and ignored at launch that Satoshi had to mine by himself on a single Intel CPU for most of 2009, there is (by our conservative estimates) $100 million of mostly VC money invested into special-purpose investment vehicles to mine Grin. This does a lot of weird things: It turns a bunch of people who would have been buyers of Grin into sellers of it, it changes the composition of the early holder roster, and it means the chain will launch with an extremely high degree of security via high PoW hashrate.

Despite the big amount of professional investor interest in Grin, the community itself is the closest thing I’ve seen to how the early Bitcoin community felt. The lack of a premine does magic things to human psychology; when you are doing free work for something that someone else gave themselves a huge bag of, you feel like a chump! When you do free work for something that everyone has a fair chance to mine, you feel like you’re part of a tribe, and that effect is in full swing with Grin. Wallets, decentralized exchanges, stats pages, etc., are all popping up, and our Grin community channel has smart devs asking what they can build every day.

2019-01-14 | Full Review