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L2 Wars. Interoperability First vs. Interoperability as an Afterthought.

The thesis is simple: Interoperability first is good for maintaining a cohesive ecosystem while leaving interoperability for later risks heavy ecosystem fragmentation.

Explaining how interoperability as an afterthought will create a fragmented ecosystem with layer 2s (L2) fighting for volume, applications and users. L2s without interoperability, even if fully adopted, will bring fragmentation to their ecosystem.

Feb. 28, 2021

DeFi is not a Stock Market Replacement

With time, the stock market could make use of certain parts of blockchains and possibly to an even more mature, more scalable and liquid DeFi, in the meantime, DeFi cannot replace the stock market in its value, scale, content or even simulate its volume or price fees completely.

Feb. 1, 2021

Ledger Leak: Need for Anonymity and Privacy

Privacy should be the number one priority for cryptocurrency customers.

Dec. 22, 2020

U.S. Treasury and Secretary Mnuchin and Rushed US Regulations following September 2020 FAFT Red Flags.

After the September 2020 FAFT report U.S. Treasury and Secretary Mnuchin is trying to push the delegitimization of hardware wallets and software wallets controlled by regular users.

Nov. 26, 2020

The Swiss Travel Rule. How Financial Institutions Could Force Users To Bank Their Cryptocurrencies With Them.

With the Adoption of the Swiss Travel Rule, Self-Custody Would Be Considered High Risk. Forced Adoption Of Centralized Exchanges Would Be The Rule.

Oct. 13, 2020

September 2020 FATF Red Flags. Flagging common security practices in the Cryptocurrency World.

The FATF in its September 2020 report has labeled many common practices, not only of cryptocurrency users but of internet users in general as “red flags”.

Oct. 7, 2020

One Blockchain To Rule Them All or Many Bridges To Connect Them?

Ethereum will not the all-mighty technology that was once promised as it needs primarily off-chain computation and potentially other blockchains to fulfill the promise of becoming the all-purpose smart contract platform simply because most of this computation won’t happen on it rather it will happen outside of it. So the world computer won’t be Ethereum, it will be a densely populated network of blockchains and decentralized systems which Ethereum and its shards will only be a small part of.

Oct. 5, 2020

Centralized Services In A Decentralized World.

The Ethereum Medalla testnet bug should serve as a warning to all blockchain projects for possible central points of failure.

Aug. 18, 2020

A Possible Use Of Societies For Scalable Governance.

What substrate societies can do and how could they be used scale up governance and many other things in the decentralized world.

Aug. 1, 2020

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