Nick Gans

STEEM Community Battles for Control

Justin Sun Coordinating with Exchanges to Revert Soft Fork 22.2

Steemit Inc was recently acquired by Justin Sun, the founder of TRON. Following the acquisition, there seemed to be mixed support from within the Steem ecosystem, but positive response from the TRON community. Many argue that this move would help Steem expand marketing efforts and bring new users on to the various Steem-backed platforms.

As of recent, the idea of working from home or working on the road (people who do this are often dubbed digital nomads) has become exceedingly more popular. Most of what I see on the internet about remote work are by independent content creators who self-publish or contract out their work. Many of these individuals use sites like Medium or YouTube to host their content, or have gigs as graphic designers, web developers, or digital marketers. Less commonly do I come across other companies who…

KICK Token — Market Manipulation Analysis

A look at the “KICK ecosystem”

There is a curious new token running up the ladder on CoinMarketCap (CMC). The “KICK Token” rose to rank 33 by Market Capitalization, now sitting at $324,790,597 (was just $21,000,000 a month ago). Lets take a closer look at this “asset” to find out what it is, and to determine how and why there is such a sharp price increase.

Yupana in CryptoFinance

Predictive Modeling In CryptoFinance

With the publishing of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system” (2008) based on Adam Back’s Proof-of-Work System, and the subsequent open-source software release of Bitcoin in 2009, the door to distributed ledger technology was opened. Bitcoin paved the way for new cryptographic systems to be created at will through forking or development of a new project. Today, these systems proliferate faster than one can keep up with. Some projects are…

Yupana - Architecture

Agent Based Modeling Framework for Cryptofinance

As stated in the previous post, Yupana - Global Vision, conventional modeling techniques for simulating complex environments have relied on a set of fixed rules to govern how the model is to function. Agent based models (ABM) have been used for this purpose, to represent complex systems such as those in evolutionary biology or economics. While methods of ABM have been effective for specific use-cases, they fail to be generalizable and scalable over multiple systems. Popular heuristics such as…