News: BTC price versus Tethers, Tapscotts, Joi Ito, Ello, Wikipedia, Sirer, Osborne on Golumbia

News: BTC price versus Tethers, Tapscotts, Joi Ito, Ello, Wikipedia, Sirer, Osborne on Golumbia

  • Alex Tapscott’s “crypto VC” fund has more trouble from its, ah, not quite factually correct claims as to who its advisers are: backer CIBC pulled out, and now Tapscott’s company is pulling its IPO and returning previous investments.

     
    Completely coincidentally, Don Tapscott tweets how “Any country wishing to remain a leading innovator shouldn’t use such heavy-handed approaches to regulation.”

    (I need to write up the Tapscotts’ book, Blockchain Revolution, and Don Tapscott’s previous, Wikinomics. I’m not looking forward to either.)

  • A Twitter thread from Emin Gün Sirer on why “roll your own consensus algorithm” is the same sort of folly as “roll your own cryptography.” “Takeaway: you should assume that whitepapers are deeply, subtly flawed. You will almost always be right.”
  • Andrew Osborne reviews David Golumbia’s The Politics of Bitcoin (US, UK).

 



 



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