Bloq builds blockchain solutions for large enterprise businesses. It created the cryptocurrency Metronome (MET) which is the first cryptocurrency that can be imported and exported across multiple blockchains.

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Cryptocurrency reviews from the executives, employees and alumni of Bloq.

  • Paul Sztorc on Augur Director of Research at Tierion

    Not that I mind other people trying, but there is extreme deception in Augur. Their "March 2018" whitepaper is basically just mine plus a bunch of bizarre decisions.

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  • Jeff Garzik on Litecoin Founder and CEO of Bloq

    Litecoin is a cheaper, faster, marginally less-secure version of BTC. Plenty of advantages there.

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  • Jeff Garzik on Tron Founder and CEO of Bloq

    TRON is a fascinating economic and ethical study. Can a photocopy pump be backfilled with real substance?

    It's like paper mache art. Inflate a paper-thin balloon, then surround it with hardened substance.

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  • Jeff Garzik on Binance Coin Founder and CEO of Bloq

    Continuing to be impressed by Binance.

    Silicon Valley talks about building a "moat". Binance's $BNB is just that; it's integrated in 100 little ways into their website, from fee rebates to voting to small altcoin balance exch; very sticky.

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  • Paul Sztorc on Ethereum Director of Research at Tierion

    Ethereum has been injected with a lot of money, talent, [and] good risk over the last 2 years, which has vastly improved its quality. But it is still a nonsense premise and, as an investment, no one has addressed [the] main problem of Bitcoin imitation, either through soft fork or sidechain.

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  • Paul Sztorc on XRP Director of Research at Tierion

    No one ever got around to solving Ripple's biggest incentive problem: the fact that one group controls *nearly all* of the XRP.

    What a hot potato that is!! All of the controllers will eventually be cashing out, abandoning the project and fleeing for their lives.

    In contrast, Federal Reserve Notes were at least a hard fork of the gold blockchain, so to speak.

    And BTC, each are created as different small accounts (max size ~50) with an unknown owner.

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  • Paul Sztorc on Tether Director of Research at Tierion

    1. Tether is a company, not a stablecoin/bitUSD. It might as well be Mt. Gox credits.
    2. It's a huge black swan risk that won't be "obvious" until after a blowup.

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  • Paul Sztorc on Bitcoin Cash Director of Research at Tierion

    I disagree with [the] BCH dev strategy [of developing BCH independently] . . . instead, I would have just kept copying BTC code, weird/disagreeable elements included.

    Some of their changes make backporting [BTC code improvements] much harder for no apparent reason. . . . Not good.

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  • Paul Sztorc on Zcash Director of Research at Tierion

    I think Zcash is an interesting and valuable Bitcoin testnet. I don't expect any sustainable investment. It may replace Litecoin as BitLaundry.

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  • Paul Sztorc on Chainlink Director of Research at Tierion

    Last I checked, Chainlink did nothing whatsoever to solve/improve the oracle problem. It just punted it away to other people (who each had also done nothing to solve it)

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  • Jeff Garzik on Ethereum Founder and CEO of Bloq

    The more "wrapped" tokens [from other cryptocurrencies] on ETH, the more ETH becomes a blockchain for financial exchange. Wrapped BTC was actually mentioned in one of [Ethereum founder] Vitalik Buterin's earliest papers, and is now a reality.

    Being able to create smart contracts that can work with multiple currencies is very powerful from a programmability standpoint. Smart contracts could be written to ingest and dispense BTC, ETH, ETC, USD and more depending on conditions. Asset baskets could be automated on chain.

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