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Grin & Beam: Privacy, MimbleWimble & Competition in Trade-offs

"Fast forward to 2019 and the well-received anonymous cryptocurrency proposal has now been implemented by two separate teams, with each making very different trade-offs to realise their aims."

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Crypto Mining 101 - Overview & Landscape of the Mining Industry

"In this post I will share an overview of the Bitcoin & crypto mining space, the underlying hardware which powers mining, an ecosystem landscape, and dive into the revenue & market size of the space."

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The Smart Contract War Is Coming - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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Why Bitcoin?

"Brief introduction to the security, privacy, and freedom of your money."

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Debunking the ‘Bitcoin Cannot Do Smart Contracts’ Myth

"The main selling point of systems like Ethereum and EOS is their ability to execute smart contracts, at least according to the supporters of those projects. To them, Bitcoin is simply too limited and conservative, and new approaches are needed to unlock the true power of blockchain technology."

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It’s my hunch that we’ll see many key middleware protocols that grow to be greater in size than the underlying consensus-chains.

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Crowds, Power and Bitcoin

"Bitcoin is a crowd. Crowds can be understood."

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Swarm — Distributed Pre-Image Archive (DPA)

"Today, we’ll look at the DPA layer of Swarm, which is responsible for parcellating files into chunks and putting them back together, along with encrypting & decrypting them. In this blog, I will try to depict these four functionalities and the inner workings of the DPA. The image below shows where the DPA fits in the Swarm architecture."

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Value Capture at Layer 1 and Layer 2: The Competition and Tradeoffs - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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I Tried to Gauge What Percentage of Cryptocurrency Developers are Female. The Answer: Not Enough.

"I scraped over 1 million code commits to assess gender balance among contributors to top cryptocurrency projects. The results show a distinct lack of female developers."

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Cantor was Wrong: debunking the infinite set hierarchy

"A common strand of mathematics argues that, rather than being one single kind of infinity, there are actually an infinite hierarchy of different levels of infinity."

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I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity....

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Digital Asset Lending via Decentralized Lending Protocols Q2 2019

"An overview of lending activity on decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols Compound, Dharma, dYdX, and MakerDAO"

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Bitcoin Cash 51% Attack & On-Chain Analysis With Willy Woo

"A 51% attack took place on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain and brings the key value proposition of the network into question"

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The State of Design in Cryptoland - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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A better way to build a blockchain

"BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen’s Chia Network is close to perfecting its “proof of space and time” blockchain by harnessing the wisdom of the coder crowd."

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The Nature of Cryptocurrency Markets

"An analysis of three trend-based strategies"

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How many unbanked people have we banked?

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