Exploring A Universal Distribution of IP via NFTs + Curation Markets Token Curated Intellectual Property. The goal of the proposed design mechanism is to distribute risk, reward and ownership of intellectual assets and enable market participants to make early research and development stages liquid and tradable. Source: Token Bonding Curves in Practice – Token Economy,…

Read More

By viewing curation markets not as the truth, but as a market for recommendations we can have these protocols serve the users, rather the users serving the protocol: starting tomorrow. In this variation in mechanism design, the aspect of using crypto-economics to curate information serves to produce recommendations, rather than it being regarded as the…

Read More

One of the struggles of remote, open source coding is that if there’s not a key product manager, it’s hard to figure out how to prioritise tasks. A “Recommendation Market” on issues could be extremely meaningful in this context, allowing participants to rank features, issues and bugs. A maintainer could pick and choose to graduate…

Read More

Curation Markets is a model that allows groups to more effectively coordinate & earn from value they co-create around shared goals. Assume that Truffle (an open source development framework for Ethereum) has an associated curation market. Its users can mint and coordinate around a token that is used to curate new features (in the sub-topic #truffle.features).…

Read More

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

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

The aircraft leasing industry is one of the fastest- growing industries globally. A number of factors have resulted in this growth, including but not limited to, a year- on-year increase in passenger traffic, the rise of low-cost carriers (LCC) and the growth of the APAC market.

Given the nature of this capital-intensive industry, it is interesting to note some of the antiquated systems and practices, which are still commonplace. For example, the maintenance of an aircraft is a process that uses cumbersome databases at best and, at worst, a paper- based system prone to losses and errors throughout.

With the rapid rise of digital technologies in other industries, it seems only a matter of time until the aircraft leasing game is affected. To that end, this article will explore the potential benefits of adopting Blockchain technology in the aircraft leasing industry and assess a number of potential use cases, which have a truly disruptive potential for all stakeholders involved.

Source: Blockchain for Airlines and Aircraft Leasing | LinkedIn, Hans Casteels, IBM | September 4, 2018

Photo by Mircea Iancu from Pexels

Read More