"The only thing that matters is that you launched a product that people want to use." @APompliano
It's did you deliver a product that solves a problem
— Julianne Sloane (@JulianneSloane) January 14, 2019
“Growing political tensions around the globe – from riots in Paris, to Brexit strife, to tumultuous elections in Brazil and the US’ own government shutdown , will continue to create instability and uncertainty. As trust in the security of sovereign powers continues to come into question, a technology that isn’t reliant on the strength of nation states or their fickle leaders will become more appealing.
Today, people around the globe face great institutionalised and systemic barriers to freedom through censorship, exclusion from the financial system, and a lack of economic opportunity. Over 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked. As much as 50% of the world’s population lives under an authoritarian regime. In 2019, decentralised technologies will capture minds around the globe, not as a speculative way to get rich quick, but as a solution for all people regardless of citizenship to transact, express ideas, and prosper.” ConsenSys’ Andrew Keys
Ethereum people getting mad because I said that their bloated, increasingly-centralized system is, well, starting to look kind of centralized. So I take it back. It's not as centralized as Ripple.
It's as decentralized as a millenarian cargo cult.
— Preston Byrne (@prestonjbyrne) January 14, 2019
“Whilst we can expect 2019 to be dominated by a considerably more bullish sentiment than in 2018 across the major digital assets, I think it is likely that Ethereum will be the standout winner this year for three key reasons. First, the hard fork will mean Ethereum miner rewards fall from three ether to two and decrease the block time, resulting in a faster network. This is a key part of a major Ethereum upgrade and the markets are excited.
Second, oracles. Oracles – data feeds that deliver information into the smart contract from third parties – will inevitably drive adoption of Ethereum smart contracts. This is because smart contracts using decision-making on real-world metrics can be expected to find relevant use cases among consumers, firms, and organisations, amongst others. And, of course, as adoption and utility of Ethereum smart contracts increase, so will Ethereum’s price.” Ian McLeod of Thomas Crown Art
Welcome to Cryptotwitter. Its the only place you get hated on for being positive and rewarded for hate speech!
— CJ Loves Trollcoin (@CJlovescrypto) January 14, 2019
“We cannot relegate cryptocurrencies to being used only by bad actors who would subvert American progress. Instead, we should focus on facilitating all the benefits that blockchain and cryptoassets stand to provide. That starts with clarity; lawmakers and regulatory officials should be working together to ensure that cryptocurrencies are not wrongly and hastily categorised under decades-old securities law, but instead are allowed to thrive under sensible new regulation.” George Nethercutt Jr., Founder and Chairman of The George Nethercutt Civics Foundation and was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005
“Cryptopia marks the first exchange hack of 2019, but it almost certainly won’t be the last unless exchanges change their security practices. An alarming number of exchanges continue to store large quantities of their funds in hot wallets. This means the private keys needed to sign transactions are maintained in a system connected to the Internet. While this makes fund access more convenient, it also leaves them far more vulnerable to hackers.
Until this is addressed, we will continue to see eye-watering losses splashed across headlines. Exchanges need to take a far more professional stance when it comes to making decisions that swap security for convenience, or risk losing not only investor funds, but investor confidence.” Gavin Smith, CEO, Panxora
Listening to the guy behind me on the bus talking on his phone. He’s going to use the disruptive ‘blockchain technology’ to build an app that tells you what you should have for dinner.
No shortage of fools in this world. ?♂️
— hodlonaut?⚡?? (@hodlonaut) January 16, 2019
“ErisX has a unique position in the market with support from a wide range of investors as well as experienced leaders at the helm. I look forward to bringing my experience with decentralised technologies and digital assets to a model that will further democratise access to digital assets. 2019 is likely to be a breakthrough year for digital assets, and the exceptional ErisX team is poised to lead.” Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys
I used to pound the table on tokenized securities. As new information on the market was presented I’ve completely changed my view.
Not much value will be captured by “tokenizing” traditional securities.
-no liquidity or liquidity premium
-no value creation
— Chris King (@cjking711) January 17, 2019
#niTROnSummit @justinsuntron shares the history of TRON. "It started with 18 people, and we were talking about the possibility of TRON becoming a mainstream blockchain platform. They made fun of us back in 2017, and we proved them wrong with our accomplishments in 2018." #TRX pic.twitter.com/WnRd9lysGp
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) January 17, 2019
As the crypto bear market continues, my twitter feed has devolved further into a tribe of 'self-help' gurus
— Spencer Bogart (@CremeDeLaCrypto) January 18, 2019
At coffeeshop. This dude is pitching VR on the blockchain to an investor who is trying not to laugh.
They just got into burn/projections, investor cant keep laugh in anymore. He just asked dude if this pitch is a joke. Dude is now angry.
OMG. stop having these mtgs in public.
— Girl Alex (@grlalx) January 17, 2019
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