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Ethereum's Dominance May Soon Be Challenged, Says $75 Million Crypto Fund Co-Founder


www.cryptoglobe.com 13 January 2019 23:00, UTC
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Kyle Samani, the co-founder and managing partner at Multicoin Capital, an Austin, Texas-based “thesis driven” cryptocurrency fund, recently noted that projects such as Dfinity and Cosmos could potentially challenge Ethereum’s (ETH) dominance in the decentralized application (dApp) and smart contract development industry.

Samani’s comments regarding how he expects the blockchain sector to evolve came during a recent interview with Business Insider. The finance and management graduate from New York University’s Stern School of Business revealed he believes that by the end of 2019, the Ethereum network will still be the most dominant blockchain network to launch initial coin offerings (ICOs).

However, he noted there will be a more balanced market moving forward as there are many well-funded projects similar to Ethereum that are currently being developed. As CryptoGlobe reported in late August 2018, Dfinity’s Zug, Switzerland-based “internet computer” project managed to raise over $100 million through a private token sale. In total, the seemingly promising initiative has raised nearly $200 million.

Dfinity's Launch Delayed 

Dfinity’s funding round was led by giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Multicoin Capital, San Francisco-based hedge fund manager Polychain Capital, early stage investment firm Aspect Ventures, among others. On December 13, 2018, Dfinity’s development team announced they would be postponing the launch of the world’s first “internet computer” platform.

covered, Lucas Nuzzi, the technical analyst at Digital Asset Research, had said in June 2018:

We are very close to achieving interoperable blockchains, and this has the potential of changing the entire cryptocurrency market.

The Cosmos project aims to create a “decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains” which is referred to as the “internet of blockchains.” Cosmos’s development team claims that their decentralized exchange (DEX) will be as fast, if not faster, than the existing centralized exchanges. Last year, the Cosmos team said they completed most of their development work, and were prepared to roll out different versions of the platform’s software including beta versions for testing.


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