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Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin

Founder at ConsenSys

Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum and the founder of Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a blockchain venture studio. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space, building developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions for enterprises and governments that harness the power of Ethereum. Headquartered in New York, ConsenSys also has a global presence, employing top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, software developers, and experts in enterprise delivery worldwide.

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  • Regardless of your opinions on the matter, I’m still just awestruck at how far crypto has come. The biggest players in the world are hopping on board, and borrowing the concepts and ideas the original cryptonerds have built over the last 10 years. I think this will be a great way to introduce the mass public to cryptocurrency, but we should be cautious. This is NOT a fully decentralized cryptocurrency. Yes, it is more distributed than state controlled fiat. No, it is not nearly as decentralized as

    Regardless of your opinions on the matter, I’m still just awestruck at how far crypto has come. The biggest players in the world are hopping on board, and borrowing the concepts and ideas the original cryptonerds have built over the last 10 years. I think this will be a great way to introduce the mass public to cryptocurrency, but we should be cautious. This is NOT a fully decentralized cryptocurrency. Yes, it is more distributed than state controlled fiat. No, it is not nearly as decentralized as Ethereum. We’ll just have to wait and see how hard governments come at them for this bold of a move.

  • He makes a good point. The ecosystem is ripe at this very moment for a mass transition to digital currency. Implementing value natively into the web browsing experience will fundamentally change the way we operate as a society. Jack has unique experience in founding Twitter that allows him imagine what it would be like if these massive social media platforms had identity and crypto built-in.

  • Really intriguing development! Happy to see them using an implementation of Plasma Cash. We will see more of these bridges enabling users to interact with legacy applications as companies refuse to fully integrate digital payments.

  • Well, the moment we all envisioned has finally come. Good thing Ethereum has a significant head start. If Facebook thinks they’re gonna throw together a consortium and use their influence to force adoption, they have a rude awakening coming. Bitcoin didn’t simply make people want to use digital currency, it planted the decentralization bug. The public will not flock to a centralized digital currency. Really looking forward to reading this white paper and seeing how the situation develops.

  • Every time one of these crises occur, people question the integrity of crypto. It’s unfortunate because the root of the problem is almost always still a centralized entity with a single point of failure. Decentralized finance technologies are maturing and offer greater transparency and security. There is already a fleet of DeFi apps that’s serving as an economic playground to test Ethereum’s capabilities. We’ll learn lessons from every incident such as this, and trustworthy marketplaces will rise

    Every time one of these crises occur, people question the integrity of crypto. It’s unfortunate because the root of the problem is almost always still a centralized entity with a single point of failure. Decentralized finance technologies are maturing and offer greater transparency and security. There is already a fleet of DeFi apps that’s serving as an economic playground to test Ethereum’s capabilities. We’ll learn lessons from every incident such as this, and trustworthy marketplaces will rise to the top. For now, there are much better stablecoin alternatives than Tether.

  • The EEA continues to push enterprise adoption forward, and form working groups around critical use cases and industry verticals. It’s truly exciting to see the largest tech companies on the planet begin to implement blockchain technology for enterprises. The token taxonomy initiative will standardize practices across networks to unlock economic opportunities that were previously impossible.

  • Absolutely bombshell news. EY is one of the most trusted professional service firms in the world, and the fact they have confidence in Ethereum for enterprise use is an extremely good sign. They know that utilizing the public chain is the fastest way to maximize adoption. Really respect Brody going public with this announcement, and hopefully others with follow suit.

  • Always a fan of beneficial regulation. Defining exactly what is categorized as a digital asset or token offering is so important for institutional adoption. Any guidance from the SEC should be welcomed as long as it is fair, researched, and promoting healthy growth.

  • Glad to see such an influential Silicon Valley name give so much support to blockchain technology. First he accepted the bitcoin torch, now he wants to hire people to work on blockchain projects. Twitter integrated with digital assets would be awesome. It is a bit ironic though that Bitcoin maximalists idolize him so much when he is the CEO of one of the world’s largest centralized social media networks. Regardless, he brings attention to the ecosystem and that is a tide that raises all boats.

  • This is so exciting! The luxury goods industry is particularly ripe for innovation and transparency. Brand authenticity and provenance could be verified on the blockchain, and streamline the entire market. Knock-offs would be easily identified. Consumers can be 100% sure they have the real thing, from designer clothes to diamonds.

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