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Daniel Mark Harrison
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Part 3: A Letter From CZ (Satire)

Note: This is satire. It is not intended as news or criticism — just light comedy (but it will tell you who owns Binance, which succinctly wraps up the three-part series I have been writing these past weeks — Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here). For the original version of the letter from CZ to the Binance community that has been satirised below then go here.

When Binance launched four years ago, the crypto industry was still in its infancy — with few early adopters and no clear standards. That’s why we, a group of investors decided…

Part 2: What Is Binance?

Binance is a digital currency monopoly that operates exchange-trading services and which would likely be deemed illegal and broken up were its parent company formed and operating in the United States.

Binance is the only entity within the cryptocurrency world that has any power whatsoever to make or alter any decision over what happens within the digital asset innovation cycle— whatever the people at Binance say, goes. …

Part 1: Who Not To Ask

If there’s one thing you can bet your bottom dollar on, it’s that the media lies to you. By lie, I do not mean just telling a white lie. The media lies in a sort of pathology.

It’s not like when you go out all night partying with a group of your best friends and tell your wife you were sat at home instead with a group of pals in what transpired as a dull evening. It’s more like persistently having a string of affairs with your secretaries and telling her you were out making money to support her and…

Blockchain’s Elite Act Like Innovation’s White Trash

After a decade, it seems. Blockchain media and all its luminaries in their infinite wisdom and vision still don’t understand the basics of the most simple first layer blockchain protocol mining system. That they are still stuck on making and receiving payments goes a long way to explaining why we are as far behind as we are in terms of overall innovation in the space. The recent events in Xinjiang offer no more perfect an illustration of this.

Naturally, it all started in China — where else? China, of course, is a perfectly luxurious and highly socially-refined environment with superb…

Why It’s Better To Wait For The Big Pay-off

There are a number of new ideas presented in the latest Zurcoin White Paper (you can find it here), but the Average Lifetime Salary (ALS) is perhaps the easiest for everyone to conceptualise. As I define them in the paper, ALS are 5-year or 10-year tallies of the average annual income of someone divided by their age. ALS are built in with a stack of controversy, no doubt, but they do help to present a picture of how well (or how poorly) someone is doing relative that person’s peer group.

As we welcome a new generation into the economy, what…

Traders Don’t Want To Sell Now For Less Than $19.

Over the past 3 or 4 days, people haven’t stopped nattering to me about the price of Zurcoin, to the point where even I am getting a little bit weary of the subject. Let this post be my final word on the Zurcoin market price for the time being, then, and let’s be done with the conversation for the rest of the year.

I am generally reluctant to write about the price of coins that I am at any one time focused on developing markets for, since I tend to believe that price is a function of market-making, and not…

It’s The Real Forking Thing

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of long-time Blockchain investors in various projects I’ve started in the past. One of the individuals is a financial professional. For around half an hour or so last night, both of us talked about how little interconnection there still was between Blockchain and the wider financial markets.

That discussion got me to thinking more broadly about how we might be able to open up Blockchain utility among financial professionals without having to hard-sell Bitcoin all the time, and using some of the ideas I have been formulating lately with…

Can Zurbank Do For Forks What Ethereum Did For Tokens?

If you have read the latest Zurcoin White Paper (go to Resources and download WP #2), you will know that the central theme has to do with the core utility of Blockchain. What are they? And what are the assets that are produced on them intended for? These are two of the central questions of the paper. You will need to read the paper to understand how I arrived at the answer, but the obvious conclusion after studying cryptocurrencies and their place in the wider economy overall is that they are nothing more and nothing less than fiat currency sponges…

Drove my country to the levee but the levee was dry

This is my last ever post on Medium, so I will try my best to make it pack the kind of punch I have variously thrown to lawyers, the FBI, the Center for Disease Control, Toyota, Tether, and a whole bunch of other fraudsters over the past two years. I started writing this blog in earnest as a means of therapy during a tough time where I was sued in a fake lawsuit that was initiated by a PR guy and his alter alias troll identity. …

Why Decentralized Finance is Just Communist Thuggery

(And why you can’t bribe capitalist assholes like me.)

This week, Uniswap, an exchange proxy for Ethereum, issued a bunch of tokens it repurchased for around $400 in value per individual it distributed the tokens to. CoinDesk, a cheerleader for anyone who pays for the news it prints owned by the Digital Currency Group, broke the news with typical PR aplomb:

“I think that Uniswap is one of the premier DeFi [decentralized finance] protocols, and its token is as well,” Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at Alameda Research, told CoinDesk via email. …

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