Burning Man & Crypto: Common Grounds

It is a truth universally acknowledged that crypto aficionados love Burning Man.

Both the long-running festival in the Nevada desert and the bitcoin ethos revolve around openness to exploring new governance models with fewer rules.

Take me, for instance. I still have the colorful Burning Man ticket from 2010, when, like so many future bitcoiners, I went to camp in Black Rock City for a week in late August. Back then, I showed up with little more than a tent, a bikini and a Costco-sized bag of marshmallows to barter for supplies. There were no rules about how to trade these treats or attire myself, so in the free market of campgrounds I did quite well.

These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find rogue attendees. Crypto adherents stick together in their various packs, with elaborate group camps like Camp Decentral, CampDAO and Node Republic, all of which offer blockchain seminars and talks as part of the festival’s offerings.

Crypto entrepreneur Jeremy Gardner told CoinDesk he’s attended the four previous Burning Man festivals and given talks about blockchain technology at these camps.

He often spends time there with Block.One co-founder and former Bitcoin Foundation board member Brock Pierce. (Pierce infamously acted out a unicorn-themed wedding ceremony with his wife at the festival and is now involved with the EOS-themed CampDAO.)

“It’s a place to talk about the concepts that are shaping our society,” Gardner said. “I developed closer relationships with people in the crypto community because [Burning Man] is such an incredible bonding experience. But it wasn’t predicated on business. … Blockchain technology is a social movement before it’s a technology.”

Indeed, there’s so much overlap between the crypto community and the Burning Man movement that Gardner joked the market slows to a crawl during the festival, with company announcements waiting until burners return from the desert. (Yet several crypto-holding burners declined to be quoted in this article, concerned they might be associated with Burning Man’s reputation for mind-altering substances and freeform bacchanalia.)

Both movements growings

Much like the crypto market, Burning Man has evolved dramatically over the past decade.

According to federal tax filings, the Burning Man non-profit garnered $3.7 million (after expenses) in 2017, after acquiring Fly Ranch for $6.5 million in 2016. Roughly 70,000 people are expected to gather in Nevada for the festival this year, which starts Sunday, Aug. 25.

Bear Kittay, a former global ambassador for Burning Man who helped shepherd the annual festival as it established a nonprofit, spawned smaller global events and purchased property, told CoinDesk that Burning Man is still generally dominated by people who work in the tech industry. Kittay is himself a holder of bitcoin and ethereum, plus an investor in the EOS startup Block.One.

“It’s very natural that Burning Man would help inspire and spawn the next generation of leaders in that [tech industry] sense,” Kittay said. “This idea of a decentralized, consensus process that creates an alternative to the nation-state’s central treasuries … is similar to Burning Man. I think you have a ton of people from the ethereum and EOS community and around the world.”

Every year now, an avalanche of articles lament the copious amounts of money and narcotics flowing into the commodification of a supposedly non-capitalist festival. And yes, anyone who has attended will tell you this is a hedonistic playground populated by Silicon Valley elites like Elon Musk.

Yet, From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond author John Clippinger told CoinDesk there may be lessons the festival’s evolution can offer the decentralization movement.

“There was something in the air, the whole idea of self-organizing, autonomous communities,” Clippinger said, describing the early days of both phenomena, adding:

“The challenge of designing these communities is how to keep them open and effective and able to scale, but also to maintain that diversity and resistance to control from people with special interests.”

Burner Tokens

Clippinger said that in 2015 there was discussion among festival organizers about using cryptocurrency as part of the Burning Man experience. (Fiat and other forms of money aren’t allowed for payments on the campgrounds. However, the festival’s flagship nonprofit accepted bitcoin donations in 2014.)

“They had a retreat to specifically look at this, but there was a lot of hostility toward the hyper-libertarian idea of bitcoin,” he said.

Eventually, even the idea of creating a unique token was deemed too controversial for a festival centered on a gift-giving economy. Since festival co-founder Larry Harvey passed away in 2018, Clippinger said the community entered a transitional phase that could determine the future of Burning Man.

“Are they going to build it as a business or keep that same ethos?” Clippinger said. “When it starts to solidify, it gets captured by parties with certain interests. … I think that’s still at the point of exploration.”

One anonymous burner from the ethereum community – a former executive at one of the blockchain industry’s leading companies – told CoinDesk she spent time with several executives at the festival, but would not endorse conducting business in such an environment. (Kittay, on the other hand, connected a startup with investors at the event back in 2011, which led to a Series A raise promptly thereafter.)

The ETH-loving burner added she felt inspired by the concept of Burning Man’s evolving governance.

“Burning Man is itself like a decentralized organization,” she said. “It’s a great example of what you can do outside the system.”

Philosophical overlap

Perhaps old-school burners will complain about how “mainstream” the event has become, but corporate interests appear to be an inherent aspect of market growth.

Kittay, for example, said that so far bitcoin has mostly helped a small group of men accrue wealth, not established a cohesive cultural movement. Kittay and Clippinger both pointed out that Burning Man developed a distinct ethos around free expression and gift-giving economies, while cryptocurrency users often belong to conflicting cultural groups.

From their perspective, bitcoiners are more likely to be libertarian and even ethically capitalist, while other crypto communities like ethereum are passionate about rebuilding economic structures.

These aren’t mutually exclusive, as people like Kittay hold both bitcoin and ether. But they certainly are distinct in terms of the values espoused at meetups, conferences, startups and talks at Black Rock City.

“There are a lot of synergies that exist,” Kittay said of diverse crypto communities. “There is a smorgasbord of people interested in different things for different reasons.”

With regards to ethereum and Burning Man, which share more communal values, he added:

“What we’re talking about here is evolving capitalism from a win-lose dynamic to … a deeper alignment with the planet and moving away from competition. … How do we evolve capitalism to be comprehensive, to account for the true costs?”

Whether crypto entrepreneurs are drawn to the festival by a love of greater freedoms in public spaces, or a desire to “basically save the world” as Kittay put it, all generally agree the next few years will be a decisive time for the evolution of these various projects.

Some call them playgrounds for the rich. Others call them radical social experiments. In reality, they are both.

“No one can point and say we’ve solved that problem,” Clippinger, the Bitcoin to Burning Man author, said, referencing disproportionate influence from profiteering groups. “We’re still working on that issue.”

And there’s nothing quite like the emptiness of a desert, peppered with costumed revelers and the ashes of a spiritual effigy, to inspire such reflection.

My first morning at Burning Man 2010, a topless woman in a pink fuzzy hat approached my tent to share tips with me, the obvious newbie. I’d need more water and sturdier shelter, fast, she said. A movement only grows this way, by sharing knowledge regardless of the recipients’ ability to pay givers back (beyond marshmallows).

Bitcoiners will also need to keep paying it forward to avoid value-capture dominating the system.

It’s a naive, even childish hope to pin on advocates for a new financial asset, the type of “save the world” idiom uttered after a bong rip. But sometimes, when the wind tastes like dust, anything feels possible.

Leigh Cuen at Burning Man 2010. (Photo via Omri Dotan)

Model: Bitcoin (BTC) Price to Surge 100% to $20,000 by May

In just around nine months, Bitcoin (BTC) will see its next block reward reduction — dubbed “halving”. Despite this rapidly approaching bullish event, however, the cryptocurrency market has stagnated, establishing a trading range.

But a model from PlanB suggests that should history repeat itself, the Bitcoin price has lots of room to rally ahead of the halving. In fact, the statistician’s chart hints that BTC will be up 100% by May next year.

$20,000 Bitcoin in Due Time

The Bitcoin halving is now nine months away. In May 2020, the number of BTC issued each block will get cut in half, resulting in a positive supply shock.

A chart from PlanB, a prominent industry analyst who claims to be followed by mainstream investors, can be extrapolated to reveal that by May, BTC will be trading at $20,000 — some 100% higher than current levels.

You see, Bitcoin went into halvings at around double the price it was nine months out from the halving. More specifically, nine months prior to 2012’s halving, BTC traded at $5; during the halving, it was at $12. It was much of the same for 2016’s halving.

While this may seem irrational, there are analysts currently eyeing $20,000.

Tom Lee of Fundstrat recently made an appearance on Fox Business to talk about his $20,000 price prediction. He claimed that as the cryptocurrency is a safe haven, which is a narrative supported by the fact that BC is trading at a premium in markets like Hong Kong and Argentina.

With this in mind, Lee concluded by stating that Bitcoin is likely to end the year a lot higher than it is now, potentially at its all-time high of $20,000 or at a fresh high.

The Fundstrat analyst has previously mentioned factors that may be a boon for Bitcoin. These include the unveiling of Libra, which he believes will bring attention to the cryptocurrency space; the impassioned anti-crypto tweet thread from Donald Trump; and macroeconomic turmoil.

Also, Murad Mahmudov suggested that Bitcoin is most likely to test $9,750 — the 0.618 Fibonacci Retracement of this whole cycle — in the following month in a bout of sideways price action, then “continue steadily upwards” to $20,000 and fresh highs over the following year.

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2019海创链无边界创新论坛战略发布共识50计划 无界融合赋能实体经济





论坛分为物联+区块链创新项目展示、科技创新领袖圆桌、青岛与北上杭深区块链基金五城对话圆桌、金牌导师授牌仪式等环节。海创链等15家机构在会上联合发起了QD fund基金


工信部赛迪区块链研究院院长、中国区块链生态联盟副理事长 刘权

Chains Of Things 链体科技 王稳

海尔食联网生态 孔滨




杜均的传奇人生——人生几何 敢拼就敢赢丨499Block在线访谈第22期|

摘 要





杜均先生,Node Capital创始合伙人,金色财经创始人,并同时担任Chainup、BiKi等多家顶级区块链公司的联合创始人。他是最早从事区块链产业投资的专业投资人之一,曾供职于腾讯、康盛创想等知名互联网企业,并联合创建了数字货币交易平台火币,具有专业的行业知识、丰富的创业经验和行业资源,擅长市场运营及企业孵化,投资的区块链项目已两百余个。













当然自己参与创办的火币、金色财经等,都是非常优秀的企业,也欢迎各位小姐姐们和我们节点 所投企业合作,如果需要联系沟通,可以随时找我们的工作人员。









杜均前几天在BIKI发布会的群内,看到一张2018年Node Family的活动照片,感触蛮多,貌似当时在台上的每一位同事如今都独当一面了。节点资本每一位同事都是按照合伙人的机制去培养,所以在节点每一个人都相对平等。希望真正的能够给予这些人一个比较好的平台去发挥,让他们快速的成长,不仅仅是希望他们能够成为一个好的优秀的员工,而是希望他们之后能够成为一个好的leader,一个能够独当一面的人。我们笑称2018年进来的员工叫做2018届,就看到许多员工都有了一个非常好的发展。2019届也希望这些新来的员工们能够在这个平台上学习到,获得他们想要得到的东西。最后能够让他们在这个平台实现自我价值,而不仅仅只是一个员工的角色。并且节点的同事离开后也没有人出去发个币,套个现,跑个路啥的,大家都坚守我们的投资理念,坚持长期,相信时间。























姜晓玉啊呀,有点感动~那那那 这个问题大家一定都很感兴趣~~币圈最欣赏哪位小姐姐,为什么?








姜晓玉是的,还记得那个下午 我在老杜办公室哭的稀里哗啦。




姜晓玉是的 我们的团队是扎根在土里长出来了,所以很坚实,很有生命力。所以我说老杜是我职业生涯最重要的男人呢哈哈哈。


姜晓玉是的 我当时蹲在金隅嘉华的大堂,我问了老杜以后是不是还能跟你一起共事~得到了肯定回复后,挂了电话就去找winter答应他了。

杜均玉玲也一样,问了一句,去ChainUP后,还可以一起玩么?然后就带着团队去ChainUP干活了。团队还有太多这样的人,这些企业都是遇到了品牌和市场的挑战,玉玲负责Node capital市场,全球人脉王,当时还孵化了Node Plus,每月也有几十万美金入账,就被我安排到被投企业了。


张旭杜老板 为什么你的团队里一直可以聚集那么多又有能力又有颜值的女将?应该是对你人格魅力所吸引再到职业发展的认可吧?





杜均东叔好基友,你问东叔就知道,没有任何冲突,且一些项目互为股东,另外 tether发行cnht,和董事没关系,最多就是东叔的rrb要上线而已。

姜晓玉感谢@杜均 长达三个小时的感人肺腑之言,祝节点资本节节强,带领行业走向未来。

区块链的互操作性重要吗?| 火星号精选


目前看,各有利弊。在发展的进程中,两种模式也会有融合,不管如何,希望看到波卡、阿童木等跨链模式的生态能够繁荣发展。本文作者Cheryl Sew Hoy &Julian Joh,由“蓝狐笔记”社群“KevinC”翻译。 




l 以太坊、Algorand、Dfinity、Thunder(蓝狐笔记注:还有Harmony、EOS、Solana等)

l 可以承载数以万计dApp的超快区块链

l 强大的安全,控制整条链很昂贵

l 使用“Layer 2”技术实现扩展(如闪电网络或Plasma)


l Polkadot(波卡)、Cosmos(阿童木)网络

l 许多不同的区块链,但可相互通信

l 特定于应用的区块链(运行单一类型应用的区块链。蓝狐笔记注:也就是应用链)

l 不同的安全模型,不是像比特币一样由一组矿工支撑整个网络(尽管对Polkadot来说并非如此)












相反,如果我们构建应用专属的区块链,将会更高效,每条链只须适合自己的速度要求即可。例如,要求很高tps的游戏在一条完全的独立基础设施上运行,跟每月仅做一次支付结算的区块链完全区分开。在各自独立的基础设施上运行让沟通变得困难,但像IBC和Cosmos Hub这样的技术可以解决这些问题。(蓝狐笔记注:IBC是指区块链间的通信。)






例如,如果一条链想与其他三条链沟通,它只须简单地跟Hub搭建一条桥梁,那么就可以通过hub路由信息到其他独立的链,而无须构建三条独立的桥。这就是Cosmos Hub的基本设计。

使用上面的示例,如果在Cosmos网络上构建MakerDAO链,那么,就可以轻松进入其他资产,而无须构建与其他链的独立桥梁,只须跟Cosmos Hub连接即可。考虑到Cosmos SDK被设计为模块化框架,它已经是Cosmos SDK的即插即用组件。 





Dusk Network’s Security Token Platform Explained

Since Binance announced the listing of Dusk Network (DUSK) on July 21, the value of the token has risen in value from around under USDT 0.10 on August 5, to a peak of over USDT 0.27 on August 17. So what is Dusk, and why was has it proved so attractive to investors in the last month?

A familiar line used by the Dusk team to describe its major Unique Selling Point runs along the lines of it having ‘the functionality of Ethereum married to the privacy features of ZCash or Monero’.

Specifically, it utilizes a variation of Zero Knowledge Proofs, known as ‘Bulletproofs’, to integrate obfuscation into Smart Contracts. Indeed, its lead cryptographer created the mining algorithm that ZCash utilizes, Equihash.

Alongside this it employs its own bespoke Smart Contract creation standard, known as Confidential Security Contract (XSC for short) to run on top of its platform.

Decentralized Consensus

Dusk’s network operates on a permissionless system, which anyone willing to run a full node can join in order to participate in the consensus process and earn DUSK as a reward. Indeed, its creators claim that it operates an inverse reward mechanism that incentivizes minority stakeholders in order to prevent centralization.

This revolves around consensus being achieved via a novel system the Dusk team calls Segregated Byzantine Agreement (SBA). This splits staking full nodes into two distinct roles behind the scenes via a process known as Sortition.

These two types are either known as Block Generators or Provisioners, the first of which creates the block and the second which confirms it and commits it to the blockchain. Block Generators then take part in a non-interactive ‘Blind Bid’ lottery for the right to submit a block, which provisioners then confirm and commit.

DUSK Token Applications

The DUSK token is also used to stake and participation in that process, as well as to pay for transactions, getting decentralized applications (dapps) onto the network and as gas.

It will be tradable for XSC-based tokens once they begin to be issued and for governance of the protocol once established.

The type of Bulletproofs employed by Dusk work to verify data in blockchain transactions without revealing the specifics of the data to the verifying party, either in terms of the value of that transaction or the participants, while the decentralized nature of its SBA-driven Proof of Stake system works to make accessing the data by attacking the consensus process a much harder prospect.

Trustless Anonymity

This ultimately means transactions on the Dusk Network can be confirmed in a trustless manner without exposing details of the transaction itself or its participants to those not directly involved, an essential requirement for certain types of asset transfer and highly desirable for a whole range of businesses.

Not least among the use cases for its technology is compliance with Securities rules and the issuance of Security Tokens, meeting the demands of markets across the globe which rely on the anonymity of transacting parties in order to prevent adverse effects on pricing.

The design and build of XSC puts other business-friendly features, conceived to better control the movement of assets, at the disposal of contract creators should they wish to employ them.

Thus, while anonymity in some token transactions has irked regulators around the world, and caused considerable debate, the structure of Dusk allows it to provide anonymity on a basic transaction level married to accessibility as befits the contract creator’s needs.

These features include the ability to ‘whitelist’ specific wallet addresses for a given contract, which in turn opens up a pathway for  know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) on-boarding to be undertaken in line with an issuer’s geographic rules and regulations.

Also, it affords the right to recover assets if access to a wallet is lost, comply with legal requests to force transfer, and the ability of the contract issuer to perform certain approved movements of assets in line with stated share issuer rights.

Business Model

Thus, with its combination of tools outlined, Dusk quickly sought to establish itself as a prospective go-to platform for the creation and distribution of Security Token Offerings, which will need to meet such standards.

That direction, and forming an appeal to other Fintech-centric areas of business, has formed the core of its early business model while the platform has been under development.

Indeed, its team states it has partnered with Watson Law to ensure compliance with a noted legal framework for security token issuance when designing XSC’s characteristics and assessing the robustness of its blockchain and settlement protocols. Its direction and messaging have been concise and on-point, its target use case clear, and its interaction with the community interested in its proposal open and packed with information.

In terms of the project’s stated roadmap goals, its progress has been impressive. All of this relatively young cryptocurrency’s stated targets for 2019 have been hit so far, including the release of the protocol’s Testnet on the final day of July – in line with its proposed Q3 release.

A full public Mainnet launch for the network is due before the end of the year, along with a GUI wallet, regulator-focused API and the beginning of dApp deployment and Issuances using XSC.

Coming Up

Its staff have dropped more than a few hints recently that at least two major financial players are investigating its use, with the stated intent to place five or so assets as Security Tokens on the platform when it goes live, with the intention of another 20 or so during the course of 2020.

Additionally, while XSC is one way of creating functionality on the network, the team states it is looking at others that can be added to extend possible use cases as the Dusk Network develops.

While it has undoubtedly been the listing by Binance, and the integration of the Dusk Network into the Binance Chain DEX ecosystem that has driven a recent boost in interest in DUSK, there seems to be plenty of meat on the skeleton outlined by the team behind it.

Compliance is a thorny subject, of course, and very geographically specific – so widespread adoption may prove to be far more difficult to achieve in reality than in conception, but to say Dusk hasn’t given itself a fighting chance by building its platform from the ground up with compliance in mind would be unfair.

Its marrying of this towing-the-line mentality with the on-chain demands of anonymity, decentralization and security seem both laudable and novel, and it will be interesting to see where that takes it in the next year or so.

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What can I do to prevent this in the future?

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

Bitcoin Price Breaks $10,100 as Top Altcoins See Gree

What can I do to prevent this in the future?

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.


盘面在意料之内,行情并没有特别大的变化,主流币整体来说震幅都较小,保持原先观点可能近两三日 BTC 还是会在9900-10600之间震荡,上涨和下跌都不会有持续性,等待变盘。

操作上,只能持有底仓,这里做不出多少利润。其他主流币情况也类似,以联动 BTC为主,盘底或者寻底之路还将继续。赚钱效应集中在前期超跌的小币种,可以关注现在还在横盘的小币种。







市场大波段操作机会出现 这些指标帮你暴富 | 上篇








MA指标(移动平均线,Moving Average),通过将一定时期内的价格加以平均,并将不同时间的平均值连接起来而得到。移动平均线可分为简单移动平均线(SMA)、加权移动平均线(WMA)和指数平滑移动平均线(EMA)。若不做特别说明,一般在各大平台中MA指代的就是简单移动平均线。

MA50 MA200








MACD指标(Moving Average Convergence/Divergence),称为指数平滑移动平均线,是趋势型指标的一种,用快、慢均线的离散、聚合表示当前的多空状态和价格未来可能的走势。









BOLL指标(布林线,Bollinger Bands),是根据统计学中的标准差原理求出价格的信赖区间,从而确定价格的波动范围及未来走势。布林带由三条曲线组成,分别是上轨线、中轨线和下轨线,其中上轨和下轨之间的区域为BOLL指标的价值通道,中轨为价格波动的中轴线。







RSI指标(相对强弱指标,Relative Strength Index),由一定时期内价格上涨和下跌幅度的比率计算得出。价格上涨力量大则指标数值增加,价格下跌力量大则指标下降,由此表示市场走势的强弱。