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Why isn’t Bitcoin banned everywhere?

"Bitcoin was supposed to be the enemy of governments. It was supposed to destroy the state’s monopoly on monetary policy, it was supposed to be a battering ram against the banks and financial surveillance. Indeed, Bitcoin was supposed to erect nothing less than an uncensorable shadow financial system. So why have governments ushered Bitcoin through the front door?"

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Synchrony and Timing Assumptions in Consensus Algorithms Used in Proof of Stake Blockchains

"All blockchains and cryptocurrencies require consensus, or agreement on the state of the ledger between all parties in the system. However, achieving consensus is non-trivial. "

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When the next global financial crisis occurs, and the world realizes organizations with $20 trillion in debt can't possibly ever pay it back, and thus must print it instead, and thus fiat is doomed... watch what happens to crypto.

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The Robot Economy Will Run on Blockchain

"What finance will look like when it is controlled by machines."

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Do Security Tokens Need a New Blockchain? Benefits and Challenges [Part I]

"If we stripped down all the technical complexities, the idea of a blockchain for security tokens boils down to a very simple question: can we represent ownership effectively by simply using smart contracts? Mathematically, ownership can be represented as a relationship between an identity(owner) and an asset. Conceptually, ownership has to have some basic properties: it has to be verifiable, transferable and accrue value based on market dynamics."

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An Intro to Crypto: Building Companies, from People to Code

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Blockchain Oracles

"Oracles aim to allow blockchain contracts to interact with the outside world."

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Utility vs. Security Tokens and China’s Leadership

"I’ve gotten a lot of interest from my Chinese readers on my post on Security Token Offerings (STOs). Academics and entrepreneurs from China have contacted me on WeChat to discuss it. China might lead the world in the adoption of blockchain. Alibaba patents, Bitmain’s hardware and IPO, and how Singapore projects that are partnering with Chinese businesses are just some major indications of this."

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Encryption, Blockchain, Crypto Currencies and Decentralization. The four corners of your future freedoms. Rescue is on the way! You’ll love it

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Post-Bitcoin-Maximalism: A call for embracing the currency competition

"In early-2013, when I learned about Bitcoin, I dropped everything else I was doing and focused on building on, advocating for, and acquiring Bitcoin. This still continues to be the case today, but my stance on “Bitcoin maximalism” has changed in light of lessons I’ve learned along the way."

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The State of the Token Market - 9 months into 2018

The deep analysis of the token market.

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Cryptonetworks and Cities: Analogies

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What is a Security Token? A Comprehensive Guide to How They Work and Their Impact

"There’s been a lot of talk about security tokens recently. But what is a security token in the first place? How do they work? And how might they impact your job or business? That is, why should you care about them?"

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Private BitTorrent trackers are markets

"Private torrent communities are markets, and the paper “Economics of BitTorrent Communities” does a great job exploring this with data"

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All the good work being done in crypto right now is laying the groundwork for the future. Be patient. Bear markets get rid of the tourists, so the innovators can focus.

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The Best Privacy Coins for Anonymous Payments

"In this article, we'll walk you through our recommendations for the best privacy coins and how to use them securely to help you separate the wheat from the chaff."

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Class of 2017 - one year later

Ey study: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The Class of 2017 - one year later. October 19, 2018.

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Ulterior States [IamSatoshi Documentary]

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