Nic Carter on Numerai

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Nic Carter is a partner at Castle Island Ventures, a venture firm focused on public blockchains. He also created Coin Metrics, a site that provides key metrics for crypto assets.

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Numerai is a crowd-source hedge fund based around AI. The Numeraire token is used to reward data scientists who submit accurate predictions to Numerai.

Numerai reviews by Nic Carter

πŸ”‘ 2 positive | πŸ’© 0 negative

2018

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    Numerai is probably the _only_ example of tokens in a tokenized network being used as a bootstrap mechanism. It's amazing what you can do when you optimize for growth and not short-term enrichment.

    Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

    2018-03-20 | Full Review

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    Numerai is probably the _only_ example of tokens in a tokenized network being used as a bootstrap mechanism. It's amazing what you can do when you optimize for growth and not short-term enrichment

    Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

    2018-03-20 | Full Review

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Monero is one of the few projects with a genuine community.

Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

2018-04-30 | Full Review

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Maker and Dai. Dai users return capital to MKR owners through the burn mechanism. At this point, the value of MKR (the derivative) is about 18x the value of Dai (the underlying). Channelling my best Matt Levine here: "This seems... wrong."

Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

2018-05-11 | Full Review

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it's been 2.5 years since Augur's crowdsale and they haven't shipped yet. their (latest) deadline for public release was Q1 2018. that's about to end.

Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

2018-03-28 | Full Review

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I've yet to see a clever application of AI and blockchains, save for Numerai.

2018-04-18 | Full Review

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Numerai uses price signaling as an input and machine learning to determine the output of a resource allocation machine that could run the 🌎.

2017-07-07 | Full Review

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You can't buy Numeraire. It must be earned. Numerai via "Proof of Intelligence." First token with intellectual premium.

Ryan Zurrer, Principal and Venture Partner at Polychain Capital

2017-06-21 | Full Review

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