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Summary

  • CoinFund is excited to announce our investment in 3Box, a framework for managing self-sovereign user data. 3Box allows any Internet application to leverage decentralization technology for the storage and security of private user data and the provisioning of services for seamless user onboarding, commenting, and messaging.
  • 3Box stands to become the go-to technical solution for user data for blockchain-based networks and applications by reducing development cost, strengthening existing communities, and improving onboarding and user experience for mainstream users.
  • Across the rest of the Internet, 3Box fulfills a growing set of corporate and commercial use cases that are driven by modern requirements for user privacy, security, and compliance. …


The merging of the roles of investor and miner has created an investment approach unique to decentralized networks

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Summary

  • Decentralized networks incentivize third parties to deploy services on their behalf in exchange for protocol-defined compensation. Examples of these services include security, transaction processing, lending, or providing computational resources like storage, computation, or transcoding.
  • Investors that have acquired a stake of tokens early on in the life of a decentralized network are well equipped to provide core network services during its bootstrapping phase.
  • By actively participating in networks, an investor can open or increase a position in a network at a potentially competitive cost basis, and increase the likelihood of network success.
  • In some cases, active network participation is the only way to gain financial exposure to network growth. …


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Network participants need easily accessible protocol data — and today that data is difficult to aggregate and understand

When I first entered the crypto space, I was shocked by the lack of query and analytics tools that were available to understand basic metrics around decentralized protocols and applications. There were very few, if any, tools that could show me metrics like number of active users, the average gas cost to call a particular function, or the most actively used modules for a given decentralized application (“dapp”).

In a previous role as a product manager for BlackRock’s proprietary asset management platform, I relied heavily upon my ability to query and analyze key product metrics and market indicators on a daily basis. When I transitioned to a role in the crypto space and no longer had these tools, I felt like I was flying blind. …


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In this post I review Aragon’s 0.6 release, as well as the results from a vote on a recent network Governance Proposal. I also discuss some factors that I believe will impact the health of decentralized organization governance in the future.

Aragon: An overview

The Aragon Project was founded in November 2016 with the goal of empowering freedom by creating tools that allow decentralized organizations to thrive. …

Devin Walsh

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