Crypto Weekly (4/15/18) – Coinbase buy Cipher, Telegram banned and EOS questions (sigh)

Let’s talk about the last week in crypto! ** Note: Any opinions in this video to not represent investment or financial advice. Mention of specific projects does not …


  1. hi there Jackson, great vids, have learned heaps. re: POS, as ETH have now moved a step closer to POS by releasing their pow/pos 'caspar hybrid' code, i was wondering if you had heard how they intend to overcome the inherent weaknesses that you see in that model (that you briefly mentioned in this video)? if you have heard, have all your concerns been allayed by their apparent solution/s? thanks

  2. If 5 addresses own 95% of the supply. It means that everyone else, including Wall Street, hedge funds, and so forth, owns around 6 billions worth of Bitcoin. Could this really be true?

    Johan (paying Patreon member)

  3. I’m only at the beginning of understanding this whole landscape of crypto blockchain. Even so, I would take issue with some of the things that you’re sad. In relation to ETH. I can’t understand how you would defend proof of work for ETH itself, which requires that a copy of every application on that block chain be made for every new block Issued. And this is the say nothing about mining. Mining is yesterday’s technology, please get with the current year. Also, what’s the problem with DPOS? If you think 110Delegates with their nodes actually constitutes “centralization” well it seems like it’s at least an improvement over POW.Also, no one over at BTS/EOS is forcing anyone to use C++. Also, BRC and ETH? They don’t scale. They just don’t. Meanwhile, once again, BTS/EOSallow more transactions per second than Visa MasterCard combined. Ditto, BTC and ETH combined.

  4. Always love your talks! Btw since you mentioned twitter is a good source for crypto news, may you recommend a few of your followings?

  5. You are incorrect about EOS. It uses wasm as a compile target. Currently, there are compilers that compile c++ into wasm, so EOS incorporates all existing c++ libraries by default. Ethereum is the one that has some catching up to do.

  6. Jackson, can you talk more about What's app encryption&telegram? Because it's quite hard to believe that What'sapp team doesn't have encryption keys which telegram has.

  7. The fact YOU have no idea what language EOS is using but you have so much opinion on it REALLY disappoints me, being a big fan of yours, you've lost a little of my respect mate 🍺

    Lucky you're an Aussie

  8. While the space definitely needs its objective critics / educators, why not also contribute to specific projects trying to introduce new/innovative technologies, e.g. implementation of MimbleWimble? Currently, my skillsets are useless for such a project, but surely yours could help facilitate faster development?

  9. Sorry, but it sounds like you haven't researched EOS.

    EOS differs way more from ETH than just dPOS.

    Take for example their plans of roling out a community constitution backed up by arbitration. Combined with dans ambition to introduce strong identity this could solve the centralization problem in prior POS and dPOS systems
    It's a big experiment for sure, but it's a completely new thought in the space.

    Also their claims to have solved inter-blockchain-communication, would set them apart from any other project. Dan recently introduced an improved consensus mechanism enabling 0.5s block times which hasn't been done before.

    The money raised in the ICO will be invested into aplications build on eosio. Their plan is to fund the best projects and then airdrop those tokens to EOS holders (like Everipedia). This means the 3 billion$+ raised will come back to the EOS community directly through airdrops and indirectly in the form of added demand for EOS tokens.

    Not to forget the innovative economic model.

    EOS tokens function as 'blockchain real estate' and represent a share in the physical ressources of the network. The feeless inflation-based model requires dapp developers to own tokens in order own sufficient bandwith to run their transactions.

    EOS is a revolutionary approach to blockchain, that vastely differs from anything we've seen so far. It's risky and experimental, but the basic concepts have been proven by bitshares and steem.

    I personally can't see a reason why it won't work.

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