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Weird and Non-Trivial Ways of Using Blockchain

"In this article, I will explore some of these weird and non-trivial ways of using the blockchain."

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Blockchain Governance: Busting the Myths of Decentralization, Trustlessness and Anonymity

"Recently I gave a presentation in Chiang Mai, Thailand on “blockchain governance” and made the argument that there exists an acceptable threshold of centralization, trust and strong identity required to achieve an environment where on-chain governance can exist and thrive. In some circles, especially within Bitcoin, introducing any of these 3 qualities results in a perceived net negative value proposition, which I don’t believe is true."

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Generalized Mining, An Introduction & Primer by Jake Brukhman, CEO of CoinFund

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Will Smart Contracts Eat the World?

"In this article, I’m going to explore what smart contracts are and why it’s valuable to combine them with blockchain technology to make “blockchain smart contracts.” Then we’ll dive into the core problems they solve at a high level and then look at some potential specific-use cases. We’ll finish up by looking at the barriers and drawbacks of smart contracts. Alas, there is no free lunch!"

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Crypto Market Cap: An In-Depth Review & Survey Of Emerging Alternatives

"This piece is a guide to the metric that dominates discussions of value in cryptocurrencies: market capitalization."

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Some people think of blocking as an exceptional response, but it's actually the default response. People don't have to interact with anyone they don't want to. Conversation requires consent and I wish more tools would surface that social behavior better.

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Enter the Crypto Idea Maze

"The way to resolve the dissonance is to forget the familiar narratives, and instead to examine: the novel features of the technology, who the core customers are, who is failing to serve them now and why there can be a compelling new product today. Let’s enter the crypto idea maze."

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Detailed Report Into The Cryptocurrency Exchange Industry (From CryptoCompare)

Abstract: We present an in depth report into the cryptocurrency exchange ecosystem. The market is broken down by almost all the possible characteristics (Exchange type, exchange region and trading pairs). The robustness and authenticity of exchanges are evaluated using metrics such as web traffic, average trade sizes, order book depth, security polices and price reliability. The report was produced by CryptoCompare and uses the CryptoCompare’s Aggregate Pricing Index (the CCCAGG), for much of the analysis.

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The future of Crypto: Breaking new ground in emerging markets

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Bitcoin’s Existential Crisis

"Cryptocurrencies lack leaders — they have no single source of truth. Philosophically, this can get complicated."

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A NEW MODEL FOR TOKEN DISTRIBUTION

"One of the most important but least discussed measures of decentralization is the distribution of tokens, or in other words the concentration of wealth within an ecosystem. The concentration of wealth in a given ecosystem can be quantified using the Gini coefficient. The higher the Gini coefficient, the more concentrated the wealth."

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I'm old enough to remember when the Internet wasn't a group of five websites, each consisting of screenshots of text from the other four.

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Productive Capital in Cryptonetworks

"While investment capital can ultimately be converted into productive capital, the two are not synonymous, and value doesn’t always make the leap from investment capital → productive capital. Sometimes investment capital can waste away on balance sheets like unused kindling. The question comes down to who is first prioritized, the supply-side that installs the productive capital or the investors that float the investment capital?"

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Analyzing token sale data for smart contract protocols

"this article will look at the token sales of Ethereum, EOS, & Tezos and analyze the data, especially from an equity perspective."

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Crypto's roller coaster year

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On Cryptocurrency Communities

"Unlike writing code, building a community is difficult to codify. Community is soft and requires an understanding of the whims of people rather than algorithms and mathematical proofs."

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Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys

"To repeat a point made earlier, PortSmash currently poses a threat mainly to people using computers or services that allow untrusted people to use the same physical processor. These users should pay close attention to the research and carefully consider the recommendations. For the time being, the risk to others is likely low, but that could change with more research."

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First MtGox employee: Karpeles kept 430,000 BTC in hot wallet. No backup plan: if Mark died, all bitcoins were lost.

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