Charles Shen, PhD, EMBA
Can ChatGPT unlock blockchain data for the masses? Early insights from building ChatWeb3
Introduce ChatWeb3 - a chatbot harnessing ChatGPT for blockchain data analysis. Powered by OpenAI's GPT, Langchain, and Flipsidecrypto, we examine its workflow, examples, challenges, and future potential in AI-driven blockchain analytics for all.
Tokenomics Fundamentals Series: W5H framework for token design, Part VI - Token value assessment
We discuss various TradFi methods for token valuation and their limitations, look at speculative token values and their impact on price, and briefly introduce token engineering as a rigorous modeling methodology for token-based crypto-economic system analysis.
Tokenomics Fundamentals Series: W5H framework for token design, Part V - Token value accrual
Based upon prior discussions of sustainable value creation in crypto economies, this article discusses the allocation and distribution of those values. We focus on how the process enables value accrual to token holders, through both universal and selective distribution mechanisms.
Tokenomics Fundamentals Series: W5H framework for token design, Part IV - Token supply and demand dynamics
After prior coverage of the "Why, When, What, Where, Who and How" of token design, we explore the supply-demand and their dynamic equilibrium that close the W5H loop. We introduce token supply-demand regulation mechanisms and illustrate how to analyze a given project using case studies.
Tokenomics Fundamentals Series: W5H framework for token design, Part III - How Token?
Following the "Why, When, What, Where, Who" of token design, we discuss the "How token" of the W5H framework and cover the number of distinct tokens needed, token supply generation and allocation, token supply distribution, as well as building token liquidity.
Tokenomics Fundamentals Series: W5H framework for token design, Part I - Why token?
We provide a beginner-friendly approach to understanding Tokenomics through a W5H framework - "Why, When, What, Where, Who and How" for token design. This first one of the six-piece series on W5H addresses "Why token", especially from a crypto-product-market fit perspective.
What is the Metaverse and where are we in the journey?
We present the two critical aspects of a matured Metaverse: convergence of the physical and the virtual world, and a self-sustainable social-economic ecosystem. We also explain why we are at a milestone moment and how crypto and blockchain provide the foundation for the Metaverse economy.
Bridging blockchain and the real world - from Oracle to Hybrid Smart Contracts
Blockchain itself forms a separate digital space. But whether in finance or real economy sectors, a blockchain use case often needs to interact with the external world. How can this be accomplished? We introduce how oracle helps bridge the on-chain and off-chain worlds of blockchain.
What is Web 3.0, after all?
This article helps you understand what the most important technologies in Web 3.0 are, such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR). We illustrate how they are evolving and shaping our next-generation web.
A gentle introduction to Blockchain - from Bitcoin cryptocurrency to Ethereum Smart Contracts
The Bitcoin system creates a decentralized platform that disrupts financial payment. This article introduces why Bitcoin is created, what its underlying blockchain technology is, and how the follow-up Ethereum blockchain with the smart contract could extend the disruption to the real economy.
Blockchain in finance - from Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
Financial services use cases have been in the forefront of blockchain applications since Bitcoin was born. We will introduce the two major milestones for blockchain in finance, from the ICO boom in 2017 to the DeFi movement today, and help you understand how they are changing the financial industry.
Blockchain in the real economy - use case classification methods
This article introduces two classification methods that enable us to analyze blockchain use cases from a cross-sector perspective. One method is based on the blockchain's role as Improver, Transformer, or Enabler; and the other method is based on the use case's business model.
Blockchain in the real economy - use case analysis framework
This article introduces an analysis framework for general blockchain use cases. It looks at the assets the use case is handling, the different parties conducting transactions, and the smart contract, distributed consensus, and crypto token models of the underlying blockchain infrastructure.