Ryan Selkis is founder and CEO of Messari, an open data library for crypto. Selkis was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, managing director at CoinDesk, and director of growth at the Digital Currency Group.
All coin and product reviews by expert Ryan Selkis.
Seriously, what the fuck is NEM? I'm grabbing a beer.Full review
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.Full review
Zcash is the second most important project in the industry to me, because it's the only one with close-to-perfect privacy embedded in the core protocol...something we need for both fungibility (for dissidents) and enterprise adoption (for customer privacy). Zcash is also a canary in the coal mine and the front lines for how crypto will be regulated on a global scale. If Zcash is restricted (as is possible in Japan, Korea, etc.), then I think privacy upgrades to BTC will become all but impossible. I'm thrilled Coin Center has been a major proponent of Zcash, and that there are some smart money, well-networked investors backing the project.Full review
Most attempts to bribe developers and users with airdrops and developer grants will fail (many already are), and most attempts to recruit insiders to a cause with pre-sale discounts and the (diminishing allure) of token flips will bring dysfunction and gridlock to projects. We’re starting to see some teams come to
terms with this reality...
The EOS “cartel” has likely led to irreparable damage in that protocol’s reputation in developer circles (why build on infrastructure that will get hijacked by ruthless investors)....Eos is a disaster, and the worst fears surrounding its cartel seam to be materializing.
Telegram's gonna figure [out TON] because it's about team, community, and ripping OS code that works. Wish I had gotten a piece. [Long term] hold.Full review
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