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Coin Center is a Washington DC-based non-profit research and advocacy firm focused on public policy relating to cryptocurrencies and decentralized computing. It publishes policy research to educate policymakers and the media about blockchain technology.

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Cryptocurrency reviews from the executives, employees and alumni of Coin Center

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Neeraj Agrawal

Director of Communications at Coin Center

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Jeff Garzik

Founder and CEO of Bloq

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Balaji Srinivasan

CTO of Coinbase

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Elizabeth Stark

CEO and Cofounder of Lightning Labs

Reviews by Coin Center people

πŸ”‘ 5 positive | πŸ’© 5 negative

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Dentacoin: helping people gamble away their money on dentists since 2017.β„’

2018-01-13 | Full Review

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

2018-01-07 | Full Review

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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.

2018-08-22 | Full Review

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

2017-09-01 | Full Review

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Ethereum makes it so simple to issue these tokens that they are the first example in the Ethereum tutorial! Nevertheless, the ease with which Ethereum-based tokens can be created does not mean they are inherently useless. Often these tokens are a sort of public IOU intended for redemption in a future new chain, or some other digital good.

2017-05-27 | Full Review

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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.

2018-04-06 | Full Review

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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.

2018-05-01 | Full Review

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[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.

2018-05-23 | Full Review

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1) Bitcoin alone now routinely moves hundreds of millions of dollars per day
2) Yet some say there are β€œno use cases” for crypto

Key point: not all of that volume is trading. At least some is for paying remote workers, international remittances, etc.

2018-12-03 | Full Review