Taking this framework, he identifies some markets that benefit from these benefits. A thought provoking piece.
All about Stablecoins a16z podcast
Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies where 1 coin = $1. They let you build applications ontop of a blockchain, but without the volatility. This is a wideranging discussion from a16z diving into Maker, a stablecoin which has emerged as one of the most important blockchain projects, as well as the nuances of smart contract development and more.
Stablecoins proliferated in 2018 and given how poorly tokens have performed
relative to their hype, I suspect stablecoins will be a bigger part of our conversations in healthcare in 2019.
A data driven look at dApp adoption in 2018
A humbling look at dApp adoption today. The top dApps today are almost all financial services, though CryptoKitties (a game) and Aragon (decentralized organisations), are worth a mention. More data on dApps can be gleamed here
The only healthcare dApp I'm aware of is OpenCare by the MedX, and they aren't even on the radar here. If you know of any other dApps that are *deployed today* then please let me know.
Constantinople enables new Reentrancy Attack – ChainSecurity – Medium
Ethereum was set to upgrade this past week and at the 11th hour a vulnerability was discovered. This wasn't a critical vulnerability, and in fact there was no evidence anything on the chain would be affected, but with an "abundance of caution" the upgrade was set back a week. What to Expect When ETH’s Expecting
A great (fairly technical) overview of ETH2.0 from one of the founders of Storj. My take away from diving into this topic over the past few weeks is that there are tradeoffs inherent in every scaling solution and each add their own unique levels of complexity. As an example, it will be much more difficult for smart contracts to interact each other on a sharded blockchain, and I'm not sure that is widely understood yet. When it is I expect the community to be split over this topic and other tradeoffs. Scaling will definitely be a bumpy ride.