Some of my favorite quotes: "2019 Is The Year Securities Get Digitized, Not The Year of Digital Security Offerings" and "[The] major obstacles that exist in crypto today, such as custody, data provisioning, and exchanges are billion-dollar opportunities". One of the controversial ones - " In truth, decentralization is a spectrum"
Highly recommend - powerful insights about the misguided nature of the categorizations of cryptocurrencies into utility and security tokens. This suggests a new framework around crypto as either Proxy or Utility. Proxy being a token that represents an underlying asset (equity) whereas Utility is the asset value in and of itself (think Monero or an access token).
Blockchain at Michigan along with other blockchain clubs around the world have been contributing towards the #BUIDL movement over the past year, but it seems like they're just getting started.
Over 500 new dapps were listed in Q1 2019. It's no surprise that over half were running on Ethereum, but in terms of project activity, Ethereum dapps are slacking. EOS dapps are over 95% active and gambling dapps have brought in around 350,000 users in Q1.
Throwing it back 18 years to Szabo's piece on proplets and 22 years to when Szabo mentioned Smart Contracts. The opening line of Proplets: "Civilization has highly evolved practices for determining whether certain actions are allowable or not, or who should prevail in a dispute, namely law. Such a body of knowledge cannot be reinvented from scratch, so instead e-commerce security should draw heavily on it -- building property rights, contract and tort law into technology at a very basic level"