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Re: J.K. Rowling could be Satoshi Nakamoto

 On May 17, 2020, 2:45 a.m.

This is pretty hilarious. Isn't it possible that wizarding monies have some non-monetary use? They are allegedly made of precious metals, but support multipl...

Re: GasEVO: Tradable Forward Contract with GasTokenv2 as its underlying asset

 On April 30, 2020, 1:28 a.m.

At a glance this makes sense to me, thinking about ETH as comparable to a natural commodity money, and imagining the origins of hedging. I'll do a deep dive ...

Re: Is AMPL really immune to runaway inflation / deflation?

 On April 27, 2020, 10:23 p.m.

The key thing to note here, is the problem we're talking about concerns the use of commodity-monies (like gold) as a reserve asset in support of a wider bank...

Central-Banks—A Bad Influence On Decentralized Finance

 On April 27, 2020, 8:21 a.m.

Modern money is debt and debt is money—Philip Coggan.

Few would disagree with this claim. Yes, the vast majority of money circulating today—so-called...

Re: Thoughts on bitcoin price post halving - April 2020

 On April 24, 2020, 6:22 p.m.

Great find Nithin!

My sense on this is two-fold:

  1. Bitcoin is a risk asset that will first and foremost be affected by people who fear losing money.
  2. Bitc...
Re: Defi Needs Better Primitives

 On April 23, 2020, 8:30 p.m.

An oldie but goodie post, ported over from something I originally wrote for the Defiant. I'll note that this drew attention to the problem of liquidity crunc...

Re: Inelasticity in physical commodities is surfacing as an issue as demand plummets

 On April 23, 2020, 5:19 p.m.

Talking about Keynes and Hayek in relation to oil is a little weird here... Sure, real world events caused the demand of oil to dry up, but that's natural...

Re: Is Bitcoin Trending From a Positive to Normative Economic Thesis?

 On April 22, 2020, 10:55 p.m.

Say I'm a builder. To build something new, I have to have an idea of how things ought to be. Then, to get new users, I need to tell them how this new plat...

Re: Inelasticity in physical commodities is surfacing as an issue as demand plummets

 On April 22, 2020, 8:59 p.m.

Something like 35% of corn is used in ethanol. As a result corn is a commodity with an extremely tight link to the fate of oil and the dimishing consumpti...

Re: Inelasticity in physical commodities is surfacing as an issue as demand plummets

 On April 22, 2020, 12:31 a.m.

It's crazy to think about how novel the concept of supply contraction (as a direct function of demand) really is.

Folks would certainly be happier right no...

Re: Behavioral vs. Mechanical: Ideas to Evaluate Cryptocurrencies

 On April 16, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

Interesting point. Agree a lot of context is missing in how people describe crypto today.

One major difference between the "mechanical" vs "behavioral" exa...

Re: Is Bitcoin Trending From a Positive to Normative Economic Thesis?

 On April 15, 2020, 11:44 p.m.

Bitcoin’s positive view, as you describe it, is an easy fallback that can fill the void. Also, BTC had to start with the normative view, because in the ea...

Re: Central Banks Recommended to Ban Stablecoins

 On April 15, 2020, 7:04 p.m.

The feeling on my panel today with Trust Token (TUSD), was that for them, it's more of the same. They're already complying with regulators and will continue ...

Is Bitcoin Trending From a Positive to Normative Economic Thesis?

 On April 15, 2020, 12:50 a.m.

Take a normative position, make sweeping enemies, only then can you make a difference—I imagined Paul Krugman, dressed as a Jedi, repeating this message.

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Defi Needs Better Primitives

 On April 14, 2020, 8:53 p.m.

I was looking at this table comparing PC, web, and blockchain platforms the other day and couldn’t help but think, DeFi needs better primitives—that is to sa...