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Digital Currency Group

DCG is a venture capital company focused on investing in cryptocurrency-related businesses. They've invested in Coinbase and Ripple and they own Greyscale and CoinDesk.

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Cryptocurrency reviews from the executives, employees and alumni of Digital Currency Group

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Meltem Demirors

Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares

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Ryan Selkis

Founder and CEO at Messari

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Barry Silbert

Founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Group

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Larry Sukernik

Investments at Digital Currency Group

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Alex Sunnarborg

Founder Partner at Tetras Capital

Reviews by Digital Currency Group people

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But the company is managing a โ€œbridge currencyโ€ [XRP] that they package to retail investors who buy on the assumption that they are front-running big bank purchasers.

2018-04-05 | Full Review

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I reread this piece from late 2015 on the Stellar / Ripple drama. The fact that both companies are alive and well today took me by surprise.

2017-12-14 | Full Review

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NEO's "Ethereum but China" pitch reminds me of Litecoin's "Bitcoin but Scrypt" pitch in 2013. A long, dark winter followed.

2017-08-13 | Full Review

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Super bullish on tokens that must be staked as part of ML tournaments, like proof-of-human-work. Aside from Numerai, who's doing it well?

2017-09-12 | Full Review

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What Numerai is doing is extremely exciting. A data science hedge fund with open, encrypted data.

2016-12-13 | Full Review

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Numerai could drive a market for Bitcoin - pretty compelling use case.

2016-12-12 | Full Review

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Let's talk about today's MakerDAO / a16z announcement. for those who missed it, a16z's crypto fund bought 6% of Maker tokens for $15M, at a 25% implied discount to the current price of MKR....I'm sure people think this is a great sign for the project - being able to recruit high quality capital. but, i think this is a massive failure in governance and project management.

2018-09-24 | Full Review

Seriously, what the fuck is NEM? I'm grabbing a beer.

2017-05-18 | Full Review

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0x just keeps shipping. One of the best in the industry at keeping the blinders on and building.

2018-05-16 | Full Review

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I did a light diligence of XRB last night and came away cringing. They called their blockchain a block lattice. Everything else about it was pretty cringeworthy too.

2017-12-27 | Full Review

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Very few token projects are producing or even planning to produce cash flow for holders. But CF doesn't preclude a token from being a utility: Filecoin, Golem, Numerai, etc., are utilities that should be CF+. Instead, we've written off revenue generation . . . just like the dot-bombs.

2018-05-21 | Full Review

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The more I'm reading and talking to people, the higher probability I assign to BCH beating BTC. Still an underdog, but I'm not convinced my assumptions about BTC having the economic majority are still correct.

2017-11-15 | Full Review

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I never understood the excitement surrounding Augur. Perhaps I would like it more if it made a better case for why decentralized prediction markets are needed. This isn't at all convincing.

2018-01-30 | Full Review

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There are way too many projects being "tokenized." Not to pick on Dentacoin, but this token for the dentistry industry with a very obscure value proposition had a peak market cap of $2.1 billion. It's now 1/20th of that โ€” but still too much.

Most ideas don't need a token.

2018-09-07 | Full Review

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Most of my concerns with BTC since 2013 have been around fungibility.

No one seems to care about the increasing sophistication of Bitcoin surveillance tools. The lack of attention there is why I'm overweight XMR.

2018-11-15 | Full Review

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One of the things I like about Decred is how well the developers understand the nuance and subtleties of decentralization. Absolutism is tunnel vision.

2018-04-04 | Full Review

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Dai survived one of its most significant tests in 2018. โ€œCan Dai survive a market crash?โ€ Asked and answered. Dai survived the 94% drawdown in ETH, and the move from a single-collateral to multi-collateral model should accelerate its adoption in 2019.

2019-01-14 | Full Review

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EOS will surpass ETH. EOS could surpass ETH in DApp activity; as serenity delays continue, developer mindshare will wander; EOS smart contracts use C++ and compile into WebAssembly (better dev experience); on-chain governance works in EOS [and] isnโ€™t close in ETH.

2019-01-14 | Full Review

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I believe Tezos is an important experiment in on-chain governance. While Tezos has many unique features that make it separate and distinct from other projects in the space, the one thatโ€™s least appreciated is its governance mechanism and approach to change... Unlike passively holding Bitcoin and participating in its price appreciation, Tezos is unique in that it requires users to participate in consensus or risk having their tezzies lose value due to inflation of the network. This creates lots of fun agency questions about how networks like Tezos, their governance, and their function may evolve over time.

2018-07-26 | Full Review

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Iโ€™m betting that Decentraland is the killer app for VR. Virtual land ownership, in world currency (MANA) and ownership/trading of digital goods will deliver the missing ingredient to VR: greed & speculation. The ability to make money will draw the masses.

2018-03-17 | Full Review

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Decentraland (and many other dApps) has a strong idea, tech, and [non-fungible] token (LAND), [but it has] questionable legal standing (ICO) and second [in-world currency] token (MANA)

2018-10-01 | Full Review

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[Bitcoin is] going to be what it has always beenโ€”open source money. Utilization will grow by push and pull. Weโ€™ll push Bitcoin to users by building truly delightful user experiences and applicationsโ€”I see those being built, albeit slowly. And on the pull side, there will be groups of people who seek out Bitcoin, who are willing to overlook the current limitations and the learning curve because itโ€™s a matter of life and death for them. Choice is an incredibly powerful and sometimes destabilizing force.

2018-10-31 | Full Review

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As far as I'm concerned, Bitcoin has won the race to be digital gold. . . . [W]hatever money is [currently] in gold is not going to stay in gold. That gets handed down [by the Boomers] to millennialsโ€”I'm highly confident a lot of that will go into Bitcoin.

2019-02-13 | Full Review

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BitTorrent is an open-source P2P software client that does not use a token in any way, shape, or form. $BTT is a coin made by Tron to finance its own marketing budget.

2019-02-16 | Full Review