The Cryptopocalypse

Recorded last week, out this morning. Hash Power continues w/ my conversation with @prestonjbyrne, the most consistent skeptic in crypto. We cover: -Nakamoto schemes-his overall bear case-stablecoins-regulation of crypto-assets-potential catalysts for a crash — Patrick OShaughnessy (@patrick_oshag) January 16, 2018 “Cryptopocalypse.” Quite timely title for it, too: Listen to the whole thing.

#THEDAO: Broken, but worth fixing

tl;dr – there’s a thing called THEDAO, and it’s almost irredeemably broken. In many, many ways.  This blog post doesn’t discuss the economic or game-theoretic aspects of its brokenness – this piece by Bitshares’ Dan Larimer over at does so very capably, so there’s no need to duplicate that work. My expertise in this field relates to how people use blockchains to automate organisational governance, and in particular, legal aspects surrounding their use. So the rest of this blog post focuses on that.  Suffice it to say, none of the below is intended to be, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. …