The blockchain trilemma of scalability, security and decentralization has been the main focus for many ICO’s. Promising solutions are in development or were already found, the next major challenge: User Experience.

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Why ‘User Experience (UX)’ matters

When you picture what mass adoption looks like in crypto, you will probably envision a world where anybody can use cryptocurrency or blockchain no matter their background. Even your grandma. Right now this isn’t the case.

A multi-trillion dollar marketcap has been predicted by multiple figureheads in the financial industry. For example, CEO of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, stated that even a $40 trillion marketcap is a possibility one…


IoTeX is set to launch their delegates program soon. A potentially life-changing opportunity has been opened up for those wishing to become block producers — with better returns expected for IoTeX block producers than even the likes of EOS.


With a rather tumultuous bearmarket looking to draw to a close we have seen a lot of lay-offs and delistings for rather large cryptocurrencies. A culling of sorts has taken place and a more healthy environment is the result — but more needs to be done.

Previously you have read that there is a huge disconnect between token usage and product usage within the current cryptocurrency market. Today’s market is a speculative affair and (still) a breeding ground for vaporware. And frankly this is all our fault because we chose to invest in these projects.


Token pre-sale structures and the disconnect between network usage and token value are two primary reasons that foster ICO speculation. The former has been discussed, now it’s time to reflect on the second reason.

90% of cryptocurrencies are “useless”

Most tokenized blockchains do not have a ‘product’ to sell yet, this makes most of the tokens we see on the market today a “useless” affair. Today, speculation is king. Most of you already know this however and investing in a whitepaper project is done because we see — or hope to see — an increase in value because the idea…


Prices rarely reflect actual usage of the blockchain network and healthy tokenized ecosystems are the exception rather than the rule. Most ICO’s are building houses on shaky foundations which leaves you losing money.

Why you should (in general) avoid ICO’s

I want you to take a look at this website, which is an analytics tool for ICO’s. Now click on “token return”. As you can see ICO’s with a running negative return on investment far outweigh those that were positive. Chances are you were duped as well. I generally avoid ICO’s because the risk is far too high too begin with, so you might wonder what’s going…


Updated: 28–2–2019

Mainnet is due, time for an update then. In this guide you will find the reward mechanism explained. This means we can estimate a Return On Investment (ROI) for running a masternode should you choose so. Scroll to the bottom for my tentative calculation. Tl;dr 57% for validators and 39% for miners.

Note: previous info was tentative as explained by the matrix team. It turns out some last-minute changes were made to the block reward.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor masternode matrix ai network

Let’s summarize the important points real quick first and then I’ll make a calculation for you. Scroll to the bottom for a summary…


There are literally hundreds of coins and tokens on the market, some better known than others. Once in a while I will investigate some of these lowcaps projects to shine a light on them.

Meet VITES, an open-source community-driven cryptocurrency with its own blockchain based on the NIST5-protocol. I have spoken with the developer of VITES and will share my insights with you. The goal is to provide you with objective information about the project in a condensed easy-to-understand manner. Expect a birds-eye view about the project.

Disclaimer: the main purpose of this article is to inform, not to promote…


There are literally hundreds of coins and tokens on the market, some better known than others. Once in a while I will investigate some of these lowcaps projects to shine a light on them.

Meet EUNO, an open-source community-driven cryptocurrency with its own blockchain. I have spoken with the developer of EUNO and will share my insights with you. The goal is to provide you with objective information about the project in a condensed easy-to-understand manner. Expect a birds-eye view about the project.

Disclaimer: the main purpose of this article is to inform, not to promote. …


We all know the feeling by now. You open Blockfolio or Delta and you feel like you can cry — or maybe you have, I don’t judge. Bitcoin has breached $ 4.000, altcoins are dying and your submission for social security is sitting there on your desk. Next to a dozen half-empty cans of beer. Welp, in this blog I will provide you with a couple of tips to hopefully make you less of a rekt pleb. …


Matrix AI Network is a utility coin at the core of its project. Through the Matrix token (MAN) any individual or enterprise can buy services the Matrix AI Blockchain is capable to deliver at mainnet launch. So, with China having banned cryptocurrency how does Matrix ensure MAN is expended to power their platform? A deep-dive into the latest partnerships.

Steven Price

Freelance Writer & Researcher

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