The Crypto Tulip of the Year was first awarded in 2018 for “achievements” in 2017.
The award for 2018 will be announced in early January, 2019.
But what does this award mean, and how do you win it? (Why would you want to win? I don’t know, but there seems to be plenty of competition.
In the finest Nakamoto traditions, the criteria for this award have been “transparent”—not!
It is now time to give a bit more explanation of this not-very-presigious prize.
To review, the winner of the first award in 2017 was Ethereum. It was cited for an array of accomplishments including spectacular technical failures, problematic successes (CyrptoKitties), disfucntional and very non-Nakamotoan governance—yet no noticeable loss of enthusiasm or optimism.
Runners up included Bitcoin (especially, the lack of progress on scaling) and ICOs (unregulated securities! Both illegal and ridiculously risky!)
Over the course of 2018, a number of projects and technologies have been mentioned as candidates for the 2018 Crypto Tulip of the Year .
Why were these projects cited, and what will it take to win?
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