Ryan Selkis on EOS

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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.

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EOS is a cryptocurrency focused on smart contracts and decentralized applications. It focuses around scalability and eliminating fees for users.

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EOS reviews by Ryan Selkis

🔑 1 positive | 💩 1 negative

2019

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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] isn’t close in ETH.

    2019-01-14 | Full Review

2018

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    We’re still talking about EOS like it’s a utility token/commodity. I don’t understand why it needs to be held in reserve at an $11 billion valuation pre-launch.

    2018-04-24 | Full Review

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But the company is managing a “bridge currency” [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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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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In EOS, a few complete strangers can freeze what users thought was their money. Under the EOS protocol, you must trust a "constitutional" organization comprised of people you will likely never get to know. The EOS "constitution" is socially unscalable and a security hole.

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2018-06-19 | Full Review

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Now, the latest scandal in DPoS (delegated proof of stake) land seems to be substantially worse. Because the delegate rewards in EOS are now so high (5% annual inflation, about $400m per year), the competition on who gets to run nodes has essentially become yet another frontier of U.S.-China geopolitical economic warfare. . . . The EOS New York community’s response seems to be that they have issued a strongly worded letter to the world stating that buying votes will be against the constitution.

2018-03-28 | Full Review

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None of them [blockchains] are fast enough for industrial strength. We have one that just started called EOS, and that will be one of the first fast blockchains. One of the reasons why I think EOS has a shot is because it has a $5 billion-$6 billion war chest.

2018-06-06 | Full Review

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