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  • Elizabeth Stark on Dentacoin CEO and Cofounder of Lightning Labs

    Dentacoin: helping people gamble away their money on dentists since 2017.™

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    2018-01-13

  • Neeraj Agrawal on Dentacoin Director of Communications at Coin Center

    Amazing: Thanks to explosive growth in Dentacoin, the tooth fairy is now wealthier than Bill Gates.

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    2018-01-07

  • Elizabeth Stark on XRP CEO and Cofounder of Lightning Labs

    Like are you fucking kidding me? Not a chance in hell that XRP is more decentralized than BTC.

    But hey, once something is used as a metric, it's no longer a useful measure.

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    2018-08-22

  • 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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    2017-09-01

  • 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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    2018-04-06

  • 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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    2018-05-01

  • Elizabeth Stark on Bitcoin Gold CEO and Cofounder of Lightning Labs

    [N]ot all chains are equal. Have you seen the recent attacks on XVG, etc.? Not to mention BTG, Monacoin, Bytecoin, the list goes on.

    The potential attack surface (you want it to be small) and cost of attacking the network (you want it to be high) are *hugely* important.

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    2018-05-23

  • Balaji Srinivasan on Bitcoin Former CTO of Coinbase

    As the decade ends, the biggest unicorn of the 2010s wasn’t Uber, Airbnb, or Snap. It was Bitcoin.

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    2019-12-03

  • Balaji Srinivasan on EOS Former CTO of Coinbase

    [Crypto is] not a zero sum game. I think EOS has a shot at crypto gaming and social networks, which are lower stakes and higher volume than ETH's ICOs and [decentralized finance], which is in turn lower stakes and higher volume than BTC (digital gold).

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    2019-08-20

  • 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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    2019-03-04

  • Balaji Srinivasan on Dai Former CTO of Coinbase

    I am actually bullish on DAI. Track record has been good and has dispelled many initial concerns.

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    2019-01-24

  • Balaji Srinivasan on Ethereum Former CTO of Coinbase

    The switch from physical mail to email increased speed 1000X and changed the metabolism of business.

    Getting a ~1000X improvement in settlement times via ETH (1 day to 1 minute) is similar. I’ve already seen millions of dollars of txs where same minute settlement changes things.

    At Earn, we would be on the phone with a client. They would send (say) $100k in ETH. We would hit refresh and see money hit on-chain. We would then send $10 paid messages to 10,000 users.

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    2019-12-04