Blockstream CEO Adam Back has always been in the news for discussing relevant topics in the cryptosphere through various social media channels. On the sidelines of Consensus 2019, Back addressed popular questions related to the future of crypto mining, during his interview on Crypto Finder.
Back believes that although existing protocols related to “transaction and mining fees are improving overtime,” the amount of Bitcoins mined are positioned to go lower in the future. The crypto-veteran commented that lower mining costs can also be attained through decentralization-enabled direct profitability from mining. He added,
“If the mining reward gets very low, you can get a situation where it becomes profitable for miners only to reorganize previous blocks and take the fees. Such a technology can be developed at the time to average out the fees.”
Contrary to popular opinion, Back stated that Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao’s reorg decision could easily have been implemented. However, it would incur “too many side-effects,” he added. One of Back’s suggestions to reduce service fees is to enable users to mine. While speculating about the future possibilities of mining, he added,
“Some exchanges are still profitable with some reporting a $400 million profit. On the other hand, there are other miners who are benefiting from bitcoin via merchants and payment processes. And ultimately if bitcoin wasn’t secure, the miner business would not exist.”
Back also shared Blockstream’s intention to be a reviewer of code in the space, rather than a decision maker. The interview concluded with Back encouraging the growing number of independent developers, something which Back believes, will enable much-intended decentralization in the crypto community.
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Economist Stephen Moore joins project touted to be ‘world’s first decentralized crypto central bank’
Stephen Moore, former member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board and popular economist, recently attempted to join the Federal Reserve. Alas, he was denied the opportunity. Now, the economist is back in the news again.
According to a report by Fox Business, Moore has joined a group of entrepreneurs who plan to kick-start their very own ‘Federal entity’ named “Decentral,” which incidentally will be labelled as the “the world’s decentralized central bank.”
Sam Kazemian, CEO of Decentral, said that the endeavor’s major objective was to create a new type of central bank that would stabilize virtual assets such as Bitcoin and its counterparts. The bank would work on the same lines as the Federal Reserve does for the U.S economy. Decentral plans to carry forward responsibilities in terms of regulating the supply of cryptocurrencies in the market, in the same manner. Apparently, Decentral will also issue its own crypto tokens in the exchange for other digital assets, with the valuation of the token tied to a stable assessment method.
While Moore has been hired as a Chief Economist, it was reported that his role within the company is still “unclear.” Moore said,
“I am really excited about doing this. I hope it makes me rich.”
Moore also drew comparisons between Facebook’s recently unveiled Libra and Decentral’s offer. He stated that the Decentral crypto would offer a payment method that would be pegged to a stable currency and it would present major uniformity and reliability in the digital asset space, which is often divided among other major cryptos.
Moore added that his employment with a cryptocurrency-backed entity did not create a wedge between his work as an economist. In the current scenario, cryptocurrencies have a huge role to play in the economy, in a way not contradictory to Federal Reserve policies, he added.
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