Favorite Reading List

My blog is more of a collection of favorite reads that contribute to my business model than rants and raves. But there may be a few 🙂

In general you can ignore the “Read More” link and simply click on the source link.

Enjoy!

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Can blockchain smart contracts level the legal playing field for SMEs? | finder.com.au

Casey Kuhlman explained. “Almost every interaction between companies (i.e most commercial activity) is underpinned by a legal contract; yet, as commerce evolves there is a growing chasm between the traditional lawyer and the real, networked world. This chasm has come about largely because legal has lacked the technical backbone on which to build relevant digital products for these networked businesses – and that is where blockchain-based systems come into play.”

Source: Can blockchain smart contracts level the legal playing field for SMEs? | finder.com.au, Andrew Munro, November 9, 2018

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IBM Patents Blockchain System to Create ‘Trust’ Between AR Game Players, Real World Locations

In the patent, IBM provides a brief description of augmented reality, stating that such a form of gaming is tied to a location that is overlaid by images of more game items such as characters, resources, or internal game locations. By applying the new blockchain patent, IBM can provide a guarantee of “trust” between real world locations and location-based AR games.

Source: IBM Patents Blockchain System to Create ‘Trust’ Between AR Game Players, Real World Locations, Helen Partz, November 4, 2018

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Blockchain Business Series: Blockchain Model Risk Framework – BMRF | LinkedIn

“When things go wrong, consequences can be severe. With digitization and automation, more models are being integrated into business processes, exposing institutions to greater model risk and consequent operational losses. The risk lies equally in defective models and model misuse.”

Source: Blockchain Business Series: Blockchain Model Risk Framework – BMRF | LinkedIn, Nitin Gaur, October 27, 2018

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Minimum Viable Utility – Yannick Folla – Medium

Projects need to understand that “build it and they will come”, is probably much closer to the truth than “incentivize them and they will come”. Bootstrapping an ecosystem and an economy is impossible without a product that users actually want. The tokens should only be introduced after you’ve nailed product-market fit because only then can its purpose be understood, instead of forcing artificial demand when they can’t actually be used for anything valuable.

Source: Minimum Viable Utility – Yannick Folla – Medium, Read More

Understanding Digital Asset (a.k.a. Token) Fungibility: Opportunities for and Challenges to Token Valuation and Blockchain Ecosystems | LinkedIn

The opportunity lies in the technological advancement and resulting business opportunities with not only first-market advantages, but also with enabling new industries and business models that have not existed before.

Source: Understanding Digital Asset (a.k.a. Token) Fungibility: Opportunities for and Challenges to Token Valuation and Blockchain Ecosystems | LinkedIn, Nitin Gaur, September 23, 2018

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Winklevoss Twins Launch Stable Coin, Receive Green Light from Regulator | NewsBTC

The Gemini dollar has been built on the Ethereum network. According to CNBC, the pair are hoping that the new coin will help to bridge the gap between digital assets and traditional banking. It will allow users to convert U.S. dollars to the new Gemini dollars in order to move value quickly, and transparency around the world. Tyler Winklevoss spoke to the publication in a telephone interview:

“It is really a matter of bringing your U.S. dollars on to the blockchain and making them borderless 24/7.”

Source: Winklevoss Twins Launch Stable Coin, Receive Green Light from Regulator | NewsBTC, Rick D. | September 10, 2018

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Stability In Volatile Markets: What You Need To Know About Stable Coins

Forget supply and demand. Unlike traditional cryptocurrencies, stable coins are concerned with achieving a fixed price. “Stable coins are trying to strike the balance of not being dependent on a central bank, while also securing price stability,” said Brigitte Luginbuhl, CEO of SwissRealCoin

Source: Stability In Volatile Markets: What You Need To Know About Stable Coins., Andrew Rossow, Sep 7, 2018

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