After this, there is no turning back. You click the unsubscribe link—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
You read on—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
As many of you, for the past months I've been thinking full-time about tokens and the massive amount of innovation that these new models are bringing us.
Information seems scattered all over the place, so I've decided to launch a newsletter to curate all of the interesting news and opinions that we find online every week.
Isn't this just like The Control? I love what Nick is doing and I think he's really one of the though leaders in the space. With Token Economy I plan on having a bit of a broader net and talk about emerging companies as well as specific news on currently traded tokens as well as upcoming ICOs. I also plan on making this a weekly series, given that in my opinion the space moves too fast for longer timeframes.
Regardless, I'm building this for my self, to help me keep track of all the crazy things that are happening in the space and are making us all so excited.
"This is literally the gun going off at the start of the biggest race since they opened up the ARPANET and created the internet and the first runners (Coinbase, Ripple, Brave) are already running as hard as they can."
A DAO that owns and autonomously operates a forest 😮💥 A smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain controls the in- and outputs of the forest. Every six months a programme fetches satellite pictures of the property from a supplier outside of the Blockchain. With the help of self-written image-analysis software, the programme can determine how much wood can be sold without overly-diminishing the tree population. The smart contract acts according to contractually invariable rules. A rudimentary function makes it possible for the system to buy additional properties and thus to expand.
The debate on Bitcoin's UASF is getting really tiring, and we're seeing a LOT of childish behavior all around. It's almost like being back in high school, but if people had money. But I digress. Giacomo Zucco is a Bitcoin maximalist, but in this post he explains very clearly the situation for people that haven't been following too closely. Recommended.
$LTC reached all time highs at near $50 on its largest volumes ever recorded (higher than BTC in the last 24hrs). After its founder Charlie Lee left Coinbase last week to focus 100% on LTC, crypto traders, particularly from Asia, are piling in LTC as a natural hedge against a potential BTC chain split in August. 🐔
$ETC also broke all time high north of $23, the same week its research became the first of all cryptos to be accessible to old school traders via Bloomberg Terminals. The Ethereum hard-fork main also soon host its first ICO.
Crypto Fund AG is launching an index-based Cryptocurrency Fund, to be registered with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, in response to "growing demand of qualified investors for a regulated and transparent gateway to cryptocurrencies". Long Crypto Valley! 🇨🇭
Paris-based Stratumn helps companies securing and streamlining regulatory and compliance procedures. It raised from Open CNP, the Corporate Venture arm of CNP Assurances, Otium Venture, Nasdaq and Digital Currency Group.
Berlin-based Xtech operates a payment platform based on the Ethereum blockchain that aims to enable the machine-to-machine economy.
My name is Stefano Bernardi, and I run a small angel fund called Mission and Market. I'm obviously a big believer in DLT, and have been a holder of Bitcoin for a good while (first got to know it at $0.8 - a missed chance at infinite financial freedom and a painful lesson) but later participated in the Ethereum ICO and have been investing in tokens, ICOs and blockchain companies ever since.
And I'm Yannick Roux, currently part of an early stage micro-VC in London. I'm somewhere half-way through the crypto rabbit hole, holding for the long term while experimenting with trading and ICOs, getting more excited by the day by the potential upside of the blockchain and decentralized economies. Thanks Stefano for letting me help and learn!
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