Here Are The Top Highlights . . .
Highlight #1 – Our LaMetric App Has Been Up For A While (And Folks Are Loving It)
Check it out in action:
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Highlight #2 – My Interview On The Crypto Bobby Show
I really enjoyed this interview with Robert of the Crypto Bobby show, and I’m happy with the responses to the content. This is the best reviewed cryptoasset interview I’ve participated in to date. I think you’ll enjoy the content. We go into some detail about the future Nomics roadmap and where the product is headed.
Highlight #3 – “Clay Collins Shows Off Nomics, And It’s Not What It Looks Like”
In this article from Tech.mn, Jeff Pesek covers the future monetization plan behind Nomics:
While this looks great and may be presenting relevant pricing on some 340+ unique crypto’s in one place, there’s really nothing groundbreaking here for those already accustomed to browsing various sites/services to get their market updates. But that’s by design, according to Collins, who says “The front end you see is really just an advertisement for our own proprietary API….which is actually the product in development and how we intend to monetize Nomics in the B2B sense.”
“There’s a lot more coming and it’s eventually going to be tens of thousands of pages deep…we’re indexing the entire cryptosphere,” he says with a smile. While that’s incredibly ambitious, it’s worth asking: why?
Highlight #4 – Flippening Podcast Episode 9 (ShapeShift’s Anonymous COO on Operating One Of Crypto’s Largest Exchanges
My guest for this episode is a guy named “Jon.” He wouldn’t tell me his last name or where he’s located.
Jon isn’t a mysterious figure I met on an underground Telegram pump-and-dump group or a darknet market operator.
To the contrary, he’s the COO of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world: ShapeShift.io.
Over time, ShapeShift is becoming somewhat of a crypto conglomerate. They recently purchased Hardware wallet maker KeepKey. They also run the pricing website CoinCap and the do-it-yourself index fund creation tool, Prism (currently in private beta).
In this episode, I wanted to speak with the person in charge of end-to-end operations at ShapeShift. This conversation yields an inside look at one of the cryosphere’s most influential companies.
- The thesis that ties together ShapeShift’s products, brands, and websites.
- How ShapeShift is similar to decentralized exchanges, and how it’s different.
- ShapeShift’s product for creating your own crypto hedge fund, called Prism.
- The mechanics of how Prism works, and how Prism creates Ethereum-based smart contracts.
- What ShapeShift’s organizational structure looks like.
- Why people who run exchanges tend to stay out of the public eye.
- ShapeShift’s relationship with other exchange operators
- How running a non-custodial exchange differs from running a custodial exchange.
- Why cryptocurrency exchanges get a bad rap.
Highlight #5 – New Coins Added
We recently added the following new coins to our index:
AION, APPC, AST, BCPT, BLZ, BNB, BRD, CMT, COV, GTO, GXS, INS, IOST, KNC, LINK, MDA, MOD, NANO, NULS, OST, QSP, RDN, REQ, UTK, WABI
Anything else we’re missing? Use the “Contact Us” form to let us know.
Highlight #6 – Our New ATH Screen
Our ATH infoboxes now show the exact currency pair and exchange that triggered an all-time high for a cryptoasset.
We’re providing this data as part of a continual effort to increase transparency around our methods and conclusions.
These are all the highlights for this week. That said, we’ve got some . . .
Great Stuff Coming Next Sunday
Next issue of Nomics Weekly (Issue #20) we’ll be doing a deep dive into our pricing methodology.
To date, no cryptoasset pricing index has been especially transparent about exactly how they price tokens and where they get their data. We hope to change this with the first of several deep looks at our methodologies.
See you next week,