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Sizhao Yang

Sizhao Yang is a crypto investor who has backed projects like Dfinity, Hashgraph, and riot chain. He previously co-founded Betterworks and was a co-creator of Farmville.

Reviews by Sizhao Yang

πŸ”‘ 4 positive | πŸ’© 2 negative

πŸ”‘

[Stellar's] perspective is serving smart assets and decentralized exchanges. They've spent more time on the layers of the settlement, leading to a fast and diverse set of financial applications that can be built on top of XLM.

2018-01-06 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

Banks are not going to disappear simply because of Bitcoin and any "revolution" will require 20-30 years to happen. I would argue that protocols like XRP are not an anomaly. They are a reflection of the trade-off between centralization and existing infrastructure. Their perspective is that blockchain is a technology first and foremost and not a wide cloud network like Facebook.

2018-01-06 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

MakerDAO or something like it will be big. Crypto needs a central bank that's crypto native.

2018-11-15 | Full Review

πŸ’©

There are many supply chain coins (like VeChain) that in theory should work but their end customer are nocoiners, non crypto natives, who have to make the conversation from fiat -> BTC -> blockchain -> altcoins -> altcoin use cases.

Most of the people got converted over to the internet over 15 years from the launch of Netscape to where it became usable for most people. The first generation of trying non digital natives in the '90s mostly failed (consumer and B2B).

2018-01-25 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

EOS is taking an end-to-end approach having apps pay for centralized services and having user readable names and user experiences that people are used to. This basically says that decentralization doesn't matter that much, and parity to current usage is more important.

2018-12-26 | Full Review

πŸ’©

Saying ETH has network effects is like saying Linux distro Slackware and Debian have network effect. Still used but not as relevant. It’s the last smart contract platform that wins. Network effects are highly misused.

2019-02-14 | Full Review