Article: Don’t Fear the Coming Regulation Wave

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Governance, Web 3.0

Don’t Fear the Coming Regulation Wave

The regulatory balance that exists on the internet cannot be described as elegant or simple, nor did it emerge smoothly. The internet today is far from the ideal, unified, global network that existed in the early 1990s. National regulations and firewalls, IP-based geofences and other tools have all chipped away at the feeling of limitless connectivity that existed in the early days. Despite those restrictions, in much of the world there is still no single, all-powerful gatekeeper that can block a company or idea from accessing the network. The internet remains, for the most part, a permissionless network.

This is most essential element of the internet that makes it an incubator of innovation, and it is the one that is most critical to preserve as we grow the regulatory maturity of the blockchain ecosystem. Many services that we take for granted every day have emerged on the internet in spite of fierce opposition from established industry players.

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Article: DeFi Will Decentralize the Enterprise

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

DeFi Will Decentralize the Enterprise

The real innovation of decentralized finance (DeFi) is decentralization, not finance, our columnist says.

DeFi and enterprise have a lot to learn from each other. The most important thing enterprises can learn from DeFi is how to use public permissionless blockchain technology to become more technically and economically decentralized to enable much greater fairness and inclusion in economic activity. For example, corporations can employ public blockchain technology for shareholder voting and limit the role of the board of directors to guardians rather than often conflicted intermediaries. Corporations can further enable shareholders to delegate votes to other stakeholders in the society and thus alleviate the externalities and ill effects of shareholder capitalism.

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Article: Web 3.0 Is Coming for the Sharing Economy

Blockchain, Web 3.0

Web 3.0 Is Coming for the Sharing Economy

In other areas like decentralized computing infrastructure or financial services, a fairly typical business model is starting to emerge, where an open-source protocol is developed and a decentralized community takes over the long-term governance. A foundation or company is charged with doing the heavy work of maintaining and maturing the protocol in exchange for a sizable (but not dominant) chunk of the network governance and reward tokens.

This more mature decentralized approach balances the openness and transparency required to get buyers and sellers to join while putting enough incentive in the hands of a single entity to assure that someone takes a leadership position in maturing and shepherding the protocol forward.

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Article: Five evolving DeFi investments and stocks to perceive blockchain revolution

Blockchain, Crypto

Five evolving DeFi investments and stocks to perceive blockchain revolution

Let us consider an example. You pay a visit to a restaurant. You are paying the restaurant directly if you use cash. In case you use a credit or debit card, you are actually paying the institution that backs the card and then the institution pays the restaurant. Obviously, the institution deducts their fees. Contrary to this, if you are paying using cryptocurrencies, the payment is transferred directly over the blockchain network. The member of the network performs the verification process on transactions as opposed to the third-party institutions.

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Article: The Node: Bitcoin Is ‘Armageddon Insurance’?

Crypto

The Node: Bitcoin Is ‘Armageddon Insurance’?

Governments plugged into the fiat-based, global financial system are unlikely to reap any of the uncensorable benefits bitcoin provides. And while bitcoin is a comparatively cheap way to move large amounts of capital, Angel thinks governments have gotten hip to the “technological revolution” and will have their own stablecoin-like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) online soon.

But what of the digital gold narrative? Of course no government would hold bitcoin to transact with – no, people do that!

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