Rob May is the CEO of Talla.com, the company behind Botchain, a blockchain for managing autonomous intelligent agents and the author of a machine intelligence newsletter. If you have spent any time in the cryptocurrency sector, or looking into initial coin offerings (ICOs), you know that the process revolves around “the white paper.” This is a document that lays out facts about the blockchain, protocol, or distributed application (dapp) that is being built, and describes how the tokens will work. Sometimes it is a deeply technical document. Other times it is mostly marketing. I think it is mostly irrelevant. Crypto investors love white papers, although I’m not sure they really read them. Mostly they skim them and ask “why can’t you do this with a database instead of a blockchain?” Read more here…

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