Security vs Utility

There seems to a flurry of interest in STOs (security token offerings) lately. In this essay, we shall try to distinguish between security and utility tokens and fathom how STOs might be used. Game Arcade Analogy Game arcades offer a plethora of games including merry-go-round, basketball hoop shoot, pinball and electronic games. Payment for games is usually via tokens which can be purchased from a token counter. Why use tokens instead of coins? Centralised cash handling, security (not having 50 cash locations in an arcade of 50 games), ease of converting notes including foreign notes, ease in changing...

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Durable Business Models

GA Space and Borneo Startups Community invite current and aspiring entrepreneurs to a Business Model Canvas workshop and a dialogue on How to Make Your Business Last 100 Years . Pick of Events (W5-Jan-2019) 1) This site is designed to be viewed from a desktop, thus images and videos are mostly landscape orientated. 2) Event names are teasers. 3). KL refers to Greater KL. General Link iPay88 Weekend @ KL Link Best of Cannes @ KL tix Link MYNIC Summit @ KL tix Link LawTech Outlook @ KL tix Link Social Data Mining @ KL tix Link Smartphone Video @ KL Link Wordpress Workshop @ KL Link Blockchain for Accountants @ KL...

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Plastic Apocalypse

A summary of an article titled Microplastics are raining down from the sky published by National Geographic on April 15th 2019: Microplastics are not only present in the oceans, they are now found in the atmosphere. Scientists have detected microplastics falling from the sky at a pristine, remote part of the Pyrenees Mountains. Two previous studies have found microplastics present in city air. The scientists do not know where these airborne microplastics come from. Scientists also do not know the health effects of airborne microplastics which can be inhaled or ingested. More ominous, microplastics could be breaking down into nanoplastics. Currently, there is no easy way to detect nanoplastics. Nanoplastics could be more nasty...

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