Charles Hoskinson on Tezos, Zcash, Dash, Algorand, and Basic Attention Token

Siamak Masnavi

In a recent interview with crypto news outlet Cointelegraph, technology entrepreneur and mathematician Charles Hoskinson, who is a co-founder of Ethereum, as well as the founder and CEO of IOHK, talked about some of his favorite projects in the crypto space.

Hoskinson "attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory."

During his illustrious career, he has been involved with three blockchain/crypto startups: Invictus Innovations, Ethereum, and IOHK.

IOHK was founded in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood. Currently, IOHK is "studying new tools and paradigms for cryptographic research and the architecture of cryptocurrencies." The two main crypto projects that IOHK is supporting are Cardano and Ethereum Classic.

Below, we look at what Hoskinson said about five of the nine projects Hoskinson discussed in this highly interesting interview.

Tezos (XTZ)

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"I don't really like their community too much because they're so toxic and negative towards us and they just never seem to let an opportunity kick us when we're down, escape.

"But overall, I do have a lot of respect for at least the philosophy and the technology that they've been deploying."

Zcash (ZEC)

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“They've advanced the entire discussion of zero knowledge cryptography. We've borrowed some of their stuff. We've innovated on some of the things..."

“They’re carrying the banner of privacy and the banner of inclusive accountability, and both of these things are incredibly important as a core.”

Dash (DASH)

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“I have a lot of respect for the Dash community. I think they were one of the first to really prove out a cryptocurrency treasury and show the power of a treasury. And they even sponsored research at Arizona State University with it.”

Algorand (ALGO)

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“... they are another one of the science coins and we all kind of support each other. Even though we get academically competitive, we're able to reference each other's work and learn from each other and grow from each other.”

Basic Attention Token (BAT)

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“... the growth curve and the adoption of BATs has been just phenomenal. And I think they're poised on a five or 10 years to become a major player in the very least displaced Firefox completely and potentially even have a meaningful share of the browser market, which could translate to billions of dollars of advertising revenue that's not connected to, you know, the cartels that exist and allow people to avoid being deplatformed.”