How Coinbase is building a crypto empire for users’ crypto lifecycles

Recently, Coinbase acquired task-platform Earn.com. Coinbase is an online platform…

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Market map Stablecoins – Overview of 19 projects working on stablecoins

For the crypto industry to mature certain things are needed.…

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Blockchain as process innovation and technological foundation

Today’s top Internet companies are doing two things: Digitalization: Companies…

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Crypto for Porn, Malta is where the Blockchain is, Exit Scam. (maybe)

 newsletter / week #16 hi, Research Analysis and reports published…

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Scams, scaling, and dapps: working on the right things at the right time

An excerpt of recent news: 0x, a protocol for building decentralized…

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Appcoins – product rewards matter more than financial rewards

There are four ways how Blockchain-based companies are, in general,…

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Decentralized applications – “experimenting with blockchain” is more than tech

There are four ways how Blockchain-based companies are, in general,…

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Blockchain and socio-technical systems – diffusion through hybridization

There are four ways how Blockchain-based companies are, in general,…

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VINchain Profile

About VINchain (from Website) VINchain is a decentralized vehicle database…

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Market map: blockchain startups working on decentralized exchanges

Similarly to dapp browsers, exchanges are another essential gateway for…

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Dapp browser market map: 14 projects working on Dapp browsers

Dapp browsers are often the first entry point into decentralized…

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Blockchain and social networks: unbundling, and re-creating the stack

Given Facebook’s recent issues in the context of Cambridge Analytica…

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Crypto regulations and decentralized exchanges

As I have already touched upon in “Allegations against Centra…

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Allegations against Centra and implications for self-governance

The last couple of days have been full of regulations-related…

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BETA RELEASE: CoinFi’s Open Beta Rollout Is Live

The following is a copy from their newsletter ---- Hi…

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Ripple wanted to pay to get listed on Gemini and Coinbase

According to Bloomberg [1] "Ripple Has Tried to Buy Its…

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Thoughts on Stellar's Randos Per Week in the context of increased crypto awareness

In their "Stellar 2018 Roadmap" (see Thoughts on "Stellar 2018 Roadmap") Stellar jokingly (at least…

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Two mental steps towards cryptoasset diffusion

I see diffusion of cryptoassets as a two-step process where we…

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Weekly crypto roundup: Stellar’s January roundup and Facebook Messenger and cryptocurrencies

Asset news: Stellar This week (February 5) Stellar published their 2018…

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Thoughts on "Stellar and the State of Cryptocurrency"

In January Christian from Stellar published “Stellar and the State…

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Thoughts on Stellar’s “2018 Stellar Roadmap”

 In January Christian from Stellar published “2018 Stellar Roadmap“ (check…

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Banks, digital wallets, and the future of mobile payments

Today, mobile payments. Actually, digital wallets. This annotation is important…

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PayPal and Raisin: payment-commoditization and FinTech-platforms

Recently PayPal announced a „strategic investment“ into Germany-based Raisin. Raisin…

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NAGA, savedroid, and useful ICOs

byte heroes, HydroMiner, Wysker, and cointed (see here for the…

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Verivox, Outbank, and Clark: some disruption, FinTech-stack, and fighting incumbents

In November, the comparison portal Verivox acquired Outbank, a personal…

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kwitt, Lendstar, and Cringle: timing, feature vs. product, and activities-based banking

Venmo, MobilePay, Cookies, kwitt, N26’s MoneyBeam, PayPal, Wavy, Lendstar…and now…

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ING-DiBa, N26, revolut: fairly good incumbents and FinTech re-unbundling

According to Gründerszene, the Berlin-based solarisBank might raise a Series…

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€300 Million for paydirekt, €500.000 for happybrush

paydirekt might get €300 Million from its founders. It is…

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BuddyGuard & Chatterbug: storytelling, smart home network effects and the future of EdTech

BuddyGuard, the Berlin-based smart home startup, raised €3.4 Million from…

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Parce, pariot, and home-ix

In the last couple of days at least three German…

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Google’s Pixel Buds, Bragi, and the power of incumbents

Google introduced a range of new products during its hardware…

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revolut, N26, and the future of banking

revolut, the app-based bank from Britain, started their operations in…

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ZEIº on DHDL

The Austrian-based start-up Timeular went on Die Höhle der Löwen…

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volders, a Berlin-based contract management startup, raised two million euros

volders, a Berlin-based contract management startup raised two million euros.…

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goUrban, an Austrian e-scooter sharing startup, received a six figure investment

Recently, the Austrian startup scooter sharing startup goUrban received a…

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Tech stuff I found interesting in CW35

One-click-knowledge-providers, the decentralization of the smartphone and coaching for X…

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Stuff I found interesting in CW34

News and topics I found interesting in calendar week 34.…

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Augmented Reality in automotive — OEMs vs. aftermarket Head-Up Displays

Here I concluded that Head-Up Displays (HUDs) in the automotive…

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Need-based product substitution

We use products to satisfy a need. But we can…

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Cameras everywhere

In fifty years or sooner (fifty is just a wide…

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Report about the future of headphones

Currently, most headphones are wireless, easily visible and mostly used…

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The future of headphones — next twelve months

Currently, most headphones are wireless, easily visible and mostly used…

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Stuff I found interesting in CW33

Topics Alexa for X Last week I wrote about how we…

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Digital hangouts

With apps like Houseparty, Oculus Rooms in virtual reality, or…

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Ubiquitous Learning — a primer

Ubiquitous learning is defined as an all day learning environment…

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An Alexa-enabled salt shaker and automated kitchens, home voice assistants and food tracking

An Alexa-enabled salt shaker called “SMALT” is currently looking for…

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Stuff I found interesting in CW32

Fox will show its first six-second TV ad: Let’s call…

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Alexa effect and smart speaker’s narrow helpfulness

While analyzing comments about Google Home shortly after its release…

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The most important product feature is trust

A couple of days ago I came across an app…

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Google Home’s most important feature is …surveillance

…at least according to the comments on zeit.de I looked at…

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The changing meaning of autonomous cars from the 1920s to 2017

Since the first “autonomous” car emerged in the 1920s, its…

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How flexibility and comfort might influence the autonomous car’s adoption

The consumer interest in flexibility and comfort [1], as well…

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MediaMarkt — Eine Analyse

Die folgende Analyse wurde inspiriert durch Assignment #2 des Foundations…

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[Due Diligence] ZEIº — Physische Zeiterfassung von Timeular

Achtseitiges Polygon und Zeiterfassungssoftware Das Startup Timeular produziert das für…

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2 Minuten 2 Millionen – Wurmkiste, mooci, Pixelrunner, pluvis und Andmetics

Rückblick auf die zweite Folge der vierten Staffel von 2…

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[30 days challenge-Februar] Mentalismus

Seit einigen Monaten mache ich monatlich eine „30 days challenge“…

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[Due Diligence] – Smart home controller producer Senic

I advise against an investment in Senic because the founders…

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Autonews vom 6.2. bis 12.2.2017

Hier der Überblick der Autonews die ich diese Woche spannend…

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[Kommentar] Gesetzentwurf Automatisiertes Fahren

Hinweis: Vieles was ich hier zum Gesetzentwurf Automatisiertes Fahren schreibe…

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[Due Diligence] Rollersharing-Startup Jaano

Das Hamburger Startup Jaano ging 2014 an den Start, meldete…

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Chrysler Portal zeigt Millennials Mobilität der Zukunft

Im Rahmen der CES 2017 hielt neben Toyota auch der…

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Apples Finanzergebnisse Q1 2017

Am 31. Jänner fand Apples Telefonkonferenz zu den Finanzergebnissen für…

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Autonews vom 30.1. bis 5.2.2017

Hier der Überblick der Autonews die ich diese Woche spannend…

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[Due Diligence] Same Day Delivery-Dienst Lobu

Lobu - Same Day Delivery Dienst für Bücher in Wien…

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[30 days challenge-Jänner] Luzides Träumen

Seit einigen Monaten mache ich monatlich eine „30 days challenge“…

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Concept-i zeigt Toyotas Mobilität der Zukunft

Im Rahmen der CES 2017 hielt Toyota eine Pressekonferenz bei…

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[Kommentar] 10 Thesen zur Zukunft von Connected Cars

Der BDW (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft) hat vor ca. drei Jahren…

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The decentralization of the smartphone through hardware

Smartphones turned hardware into software The two pictures below illustrate how…

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Digital assistants and app in apps might be the future of smartphone apps

During Oculus Connect 3 Opening Keynote Mark Zuckerberg criticized that our…

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Coca-Cola made a selfie bottle

Coca-Cola unveiled a selfie-bottle: A camera attached to the bottom…

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Overview of smart home remotes

Logitech Logitech has had universal remotes before the smart home…

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Xiaomi’s troubles and how to solve them

The Chinese internet company Xiaomi was founded in 2010. In…

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Hearables are small computers and not headphones

Back in September, Apple introduced the Apple AirPods, a set…

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Gaming "the" application for VR?

In terms of interest, Virtual Reality (VR) started to take…

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Retailers must go from selling to servicing

For a long time we have been shopping only offline,…

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[Case Study] Should You Rehire a Defector?

The case study published in the Harvard Business Review December…

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The reasons why Echo and Google are winning over HUE and Nest

I have recently looked through more than 30 smart home…

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AI for hearables more important than sound quality

It seems to me that lately, everybody is taking about…

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What firms should do in the case of a product recall

When a company recalls a product, it makes sense to…

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Recall of Note 7 did not hurt Samsung's brand

Samsung has completely recalled its Galaxy Note 7 and stoped production due…

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What makes hearables so interesting?

I think that hearables are a great piece of wearable…

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What are actually hearables?

Hearables - smart headphones you can wear The word hearables…

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List of already available hearables

As of now four hearables from four different companies are available.…

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Peter Drucker's five deadly sins in 2016

(Peter Drucker) In 1993 Peter Drucker published a column titled…

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[Updated] List of announced hearables

Human by Human Human headphones (Source) The "human" hearables are one…

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Smart earphones (hearables) are the new smart watches

I have had my Bragi The Dash headphones for about one week…

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Oculus: Zukunft und Gegenwart von VR

Vor ca. 10 Tagen hat Oculus im Rahmen der Oculus…

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Strategic implications for Netflix’s future

Source I am currently read Frank Rothaermel’s Strategic Management: Conceptsand also…

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How Apple is pushing ubiquitous computing with the iPhone 7

I get that why people are complaining about Apple removing the…

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