Lawson Baker is the Head of Project Zero at TokenSoft, a token sale platform for performing secure and compliant token sales.
All coin and product reviews by expert Lawson Baker.
Governance is hard. See the EOS (on-chain governance) low retail voter turnout for electing the Block Producers and the Zcash Foundation Community Governance Process (off-chain governance meets social signaling).
Currently, around 5% of EOS holders have staked tokens to vote for the Block Producers. 15% is needed.
The EOS low voter turnout is a result of low retail participation and centralization of the initial investors.Full review
[S]tablecoins represent a simpler product to audit [versus banks]. However, these organizations (i.e., exchanges) are very complex. TUSD (i.e., trust company and development/issuer company are separate) is likely a safer approach than the exchange company and development/issuer company being combined.Full review
Ravencoin is an interesting project to watch. Developers are definitely trying to use PoW but limit miner power with alternating hashing algorithms and a desire to fork to algorithms if the current setup is exploited.
They have some interesting ideas, but I wonder how much a miner would be willing to invest with this seemingly adverse stance.Full review
Telegram has 200M users and no longer have the same startup and founder risks found in every new ICO project. Now with over $1B in funding they have the capital to copy + paste the best OSS ideas into GRAMS.Full review