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Really interesting context for the Telegram token sale. Identity and payments are currently siloed, with FB/Twitter/Google on one side and Stripe/PayPal/Square on the other. If Telegram can make frictionless authentication and instant payments (and micropayments!) one in the same, there's a *massive* opportunity here.
@jgulden @bentossell I've seen Clay tee up the longer-term vision here as a Yahoo Finance for crypto, which tells me there's going to be a stronger news and analysis component than some of the other chart sites. seems like the long game is kind of a CMC/CoinDesk hybrid in a shinier wrapper... real time data and high-signal ..
Clay Collins (former CEO and current chairman of Leadpages, host of Flippening) just dropped this new and beautifully designed competitor to CMC. Definitely an MVP but looking forward to seeing how this shapes up over time!
@APompliano interesting for sure. I keep wondering how tokenization could solve some of Twitter's biggest problems... verifying legitimate but anonymous identities behind each account, incentivizing against antisocial behavior, giving popular voices a way to monetize their following through microtransactions, reducing depen..