High flying Coinbase has fallen to $50 per share, which is about a $10B market capitalization. This is dramatically down from its 2021 IPO share price of +$300. This drop follows mostly from its revenue being directly tied to the prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum. But it also has to do with the tremendous loss […]
I’ve been arguing that digital strategy is mostly about developing expertise in 4 areas. Digital economics Platform business models AI and machine learning Blockchain Each area has lots of depth and most of the subjects listed in the Concept Library are about the first two. The last two are still emerging. But I think if […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how Uniswap’s protocol is a threat to Coinbase’s PPH marketplace. He argues that Uniswap is more decentralized and efficient than Coinbase, and that it is likely to attract more users and liquidity. Ultimately, the success of Uniswap and Coinbase will depend on a number of factors, including the adoption of decentralized finance, the regulatory environment, and the competition from other exchanges.
There is a lot of talk about how web 3.0, which is about protocol networks, is going to disrupt web 2.0, which is about platform business models. I’ve given you my take on this in three articles: How to Think About Web 3.0 Business Models (1 of 3) (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article) Platform-Protocol […]
In Part 1 and Part 2, I laid out my approach to web 3.0 business models. These are sometimes called “decentralized platforms”. Or “protocols”. I don’t really buy either of these as I think they overemphasize the decentralized aspect. And that is rarely enough to win as a competitive service. I think most of the […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how web 3.0 companies like Coinbase are different from traditional web 2.0 companies. He argues that most successful web 3.0 companies are platform-protocol hybrids. Towson also discusses the future of web 3.0 and how it will impact the global economy.
In Part 1, I did a quick summary of the strange mix of ideas that is “web 3.0”. Blockchain, a new technology paradigm that will be built upon for decades. New forms of governance based more on consensus and community. How to disrupt corporate and government authority and shift control and benefits back to users […]
Right now, the venture capital types are all talking about “web 3.0”. Very big names are arguing that this is the big new tech paradigm. But really this is about blockchain, which is a much bigger and more important technology than I had appreciated. When I look at the digital world, I now put things […]