1. The book covers financial use cases and looks at tokens on a DLT and dealing with issues like coin selection, but the book is more generic and prepares the reader for other use cases. However, DeFi has grown over the past few months. I will be holding a DeFi conference called DEFiiCON to cover more topics (see http://defiicon.com) and will then do a book specifically on Defi.
2. I've created a framework called PyCorda and we are putting in the ability to use algos like regression and kNN against tokens, we are in early stages of this
Hi Randy, projects like Midoin use blockchain concepts in varying degrees. There are many projects like this in the works. Which one will succeed in the future is anyone's guess because the nature of innovation, something new can come along and change the game. We are in the early stages of blockchain and the dust has not settled yet in terms of who the winners are. Right now Bitcoin, Ethereum and a few of the altcoins are dominating the market. On the Defi side, smart contracts like Uniswap and Compound have billions locked up, a very recent phenomenon. Part of what is exciting about blockchain is that the future is uncertain yet what is certain is that blockchain is altering our course.