Token Daily Token Daily Blog en-US Copyright 2020, Token Daily Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:08:23 -0700 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:08:23 -0700 60 The State of Ethereum L2 Research Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:32:36 -0700 The State of L2 Investments Research Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:08:57 -0700 The 2020 Crypto Crystal Ball Considering what we’ve already seen in industry trends and patterns, here's a compilation of what some of us expect in 2020. General Thu, 19 Dec 2019 09:20:41 -0800 Dare To DeFi (Away From) Ethereum Can Ethereum Lose DeFi to its Competitors? Research Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:34:09 -0700 Becoming Decentralized Enough: The Case For DAOs Research Fri, 09 Aug 2019 09:43:19 -0700 DAOs are Cornerstones for Financial Decentralization Research Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:37:09 -0700 Pathways for DeFi on Bitcoin Exploring How Bitcoin Can Expand its DeFi Footprint Research Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:24:14 -0700 A Close Look at Libra's Source Code A close look on whether Libra’s intentions line up with what its source code tells us and explaining how Libra's software design decisions differ greatly from projects that are built in a more decentralized manner Research Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:11:27 -0700 The Fall of Certificate Authorities and The Rise of Handshake Research Tue, 02 Jul 2019 09:35:54 -0700 Why is Monero a Weak Privacy Argument? Research Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:34:19 -0700 A PRIMER ON PREDICTION MARKETS General Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:11:09 -0700 Design Principles of Ethereum 2.0 Research Fri, 07 Jun 2019 08:28:54 -0700 Solving Identity for the New Decentralized Economy Research Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:12:05 -0700 ELI5 Explanation of the Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Research Thu, 23 May 2019 10:20:55 -0700 On The Value of Decentralized Querying Research Thu, 02 May 2019 15:08:06 -0700 Will Binance Chain & DEX Succeed? Research Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:38:13 -0700 The Next Wave of Crypto Unicorns Research Thu, 04 Apr 2019 17:20:22 -0700 On Bitcoin’s Academic Lineage Research Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:07:19 -0700 P&L analysis of Uniswap Market Making Research Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:28:59 -0700 An Introduction to Blockchain Finality Explainer Research Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:05:27 -0800 Blockchain Privacy: Equal Parts Theory and Theater The cryptocurrency community has done a poor job of evaluating privacy. We are even worse at explaining the tradeoffs of different implementations to regular users. General Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:59:46 -0800 Goodbye, Enterprise Blockchains Ledger databases, not blockchain, is the enterprise community's path forward in this new tech era. General Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:49:29 -0800 Why Building a Quant Fund in Crypto is Harder Than People Think General Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:35:32 -0800 What Happens to Bitcoin in a Financial Crisis? Because we have yet to see how a novel digital asset performs during a world-wide financial crisis, there are plenty of theories around the fate of bitcoin during the next crash. General Wed, 26 Dec 2018 03:12:01 -0800 Security Tokens Aren't Crypto’s Holiday Gift to Digital Asset Regulation General Sun, 23 Dec 2018 16:03:46 -0800 The 2019 Crypto Crystal Ball Looking in the rear-view mirror of 2018 not only offers us a moment of reflection, but shows us what’s plausible for the year ahead. General Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:58:42 -0800 The Growing Focus on Blockchain Governance The historic under-focus on governance systems may be due to the fact that governance concerns are perceived to be about the future. But there more immediate than we'd like to believe. General Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:33:57 -0800 MimbleWimble: The Good and The Bad MimbleWimble, or MW in short, is an approach that was proposed by an anonymous developer to improve the privacy features of Bitcoin. Token Reviews Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:12:59 -0800 Dispelling myths about Ethereum's disk space Ethereum disk bloat anxiety is a non-issue, but it's a nuanced topic that's led to misleading, sensationalist headlines. General Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:41:27 -0800 Staking as a Service In anticipation of PoS networks starting to come online, there has been a boom in the number of ‘staking as a service’ businesses being launched. Token Reviews Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:55:10 -0700 The Death of 'Decentralization' Decentralization isn’t a “bad” word — it’s just a marketing phrase. The ultimate goal of most of these networks is to reach some degree of decentralization, but to call something “decentralized” is a bit misleading. General Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:57:39 -0700 What Does Having True Digital Ownership Mean? As you’ve probably realized by now, we don’t actually own any of our stuff online—Twitter handles, Facebook friends lists, bank accounts, items in video games, event tickets—they’re constantly on-loan from companies. General Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:57:04 -0700 A Taxonomy of Stablecoins Critically, one has to understand that not all stablecoins are built the same. General Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:17:12 -0700 The Decentralised Threat to Advertising There's a new threat on the horizon, one which the advertising industry is woefully prepared for. General Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:38:17 -0700 A Primer on Fractional Reserve Banking There are two factions within Austrian Economics: There’s the “full reserve banking” faction, and the “fractional reserve banking” faction. General Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:49:42 -0700 Cryptonetworks and the Theory of the Firm If Austrian economics is the theoretical foundation for Bitcoin, I think Ronald Coase is the inspiration for general cryptonetworks. Token Reviews Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:34:20 -0700 Reputation in Web3 Reputation, on the Internet, has been warped for a very simple reason: we don’t know what the systems to derive reputation look like on a global scale. General Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:42:56 -0700 A Primer on Austrian Economics If you’ve gotten into Bitcoin, you’ve probably heard the term “Austrian Economics.” Because The Austrian School underpins much of the sound money narrative, I want to give a short primer on Austrian Economics. General Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:15:41 -0700 Blockchain-based Issuance An overview of all of the different options that issuers have when launching their token, and the pros and cons of each. General Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:57:40 -0700 Building a Developer Community In the crypto space, it’s important to follow where the developers are going, and I’ve been excited to see this through the lens of the Ethereum community. General Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:17:32 -0700 Randomness in Blockchains For all its familiarity and abundance, humans have a hard time translating the randomness around us into something that computers can use. When we talk about randomness in a computer system, what we really mean is pseudo-randomness. Token Reviews Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:12:28 -0700 A primer on Mining 2.0 Crypto investing teams are going to have to be multidisciplinary. It’s not just about having investors and sourcers anymore. General Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:11:44 -0700 What is Augur? A look at Augur, an Ethereum-based platform for prediction markets. Token Reviews Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:39:24 -0700 How to Break Into Cryptocurrency Before diving into specific career paths, let me ask you three important questions to start noodling on. General Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:17:15 -0700 What is Civic? Civic is a decentralized application built on Ethereum for identity verification Token Reviews Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:06:40 -0700 What is Sound Money? There's a tendency to throw around the term Sound Money without really knowing what it means, so here's a primer on what it is, where it comes from, and why it matters. General Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:51:23 -0700 What is Lisk? Lisk is a cryptocurrency that aims to be a platform for decentralized applications (dApps) running on sidechains. It uses an EOS-style dPoS consensus algorithm for speed and scalability. Token Reviews Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:26:42 -0700 Declarative Smart Contracts Declarative contracts align the structure of the contract implementation with the reality of the chain by defining exactly what state modifications are permissible, and letting the user modify state directly. General Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:51:37 -0700 Cryptocurrency and the turkey problem Paul Krugman is wrong -- money should optimize for thoroughness and security, not efficiency. General Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:05:26 -0700 What is Steem? Steem is a cryptocurrency for a social blogging platform. It has a unique consensus algorithm and economic system that allows it to have the best user experience out of all cryptocurrencies to date. Token Reviews Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:29:58 -0700