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Murad Mahmudov

Murad Mahmudov is an analyst at Goldman Sacks. In his free time, he writes about cryptocurrencies.

Reviews by Murad Mahmudov

๐Ÿ”‘ 2 positive | ๐Ÿ’ฉ 2 negative


speed is mostly irrelevant for SoV it's all about security + disinflation + proven unchangeability which BTC beats Nano by an enormous margin holding Nano as a bet it can become a "SoV" when BTC exists is irrational, dangerous, risky.

2018-08-15 | Full Review


Dash sucks, premined, shit privacy. ZEC/XMR far better.

2018-07-20 | Full Review


I think Decred is among the top five projects in the space. Quality team. High cost of mounting the attack. An interesting experiment in governance. Iโ€™m just not quite sure yet that on-chain governance is the way to go. For maximum social scalability, you want to automate as much as possible.

2018-06-28 | Full Review


[Bitcoin] doesnโ€™t suffer from numerous problems of Gold. (1) Physical nature (2) Centralization-in-Vaults problem (3) Easier to seize (4) Harder to verify (5) Even more disinflationary (6) Susceptible to a lot of โ€œclaimsโ€ and โ€œderivsโ€ which expand the supply (7) slow to settle transactions around the world (8) hard to carry billions with you through the airport (9) have to trust intermediaries to use (10) not extensible / canโ€™t build even more additional utility / perks atop it I can go on for days.

2018-11-19 | Full Review