Thanks @cryptog for bringing this very interesting post.
That post brings up a very relevant point to Nu.
"The Risks of Crowd-sales
At the heart of this increased risk is the self-booted, crypto-enabled, crowd-sale phenomenon which is gaining popularity. It is a powerful feature of the cryptocurrency platforms and protocols, but we should be careful in how we manipulate this type of an instrument.
The pre-mines, pre-sales and crowd-sales are just promises to deliver. Founders get money to develop stuff. This is like a big angel/seed round, but with no strings attached and loose diligence. These crowd-sales come with promises of self-accountability and transparency, but at much lower standards of scrutiny than in a traditional venture capital process.
The initial ramp-up often depends on how many people they can dupe into the crowd-sale itself.
Although some of these crowd-sales have shown some transparency, it is not near the required levels.
Many of the Distributed Autonomous Organizations, platforms and protocols are fairly theoretical at their inception. But will they work in reality? As I outlined previously, the operational framework around DAO’s must not be under-estimated. And there are no standards of reporting practices for DAO’s or early crowd-sales companies."
Which makes me come down to that question: is Nu a serious business? or a mere crowd-funded experiment?