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The Next Wave of Crypto Unicorns

"This article, however, focuses on a different sector where I expect the rise of multiple crypto unicorns: the blockchain data industry."

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State of Crypto: Ten Years After the Genesis Block

"Today, Bitcoin turns 10. And while we all know today that Bitcoin is just one of thousands of tokens, 10 is a good time to reflect on the watershed developments cryptocurrency has seen over the past decade."

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Private blockchains are kind of like the country club of blockchains. You need an invitation to join, and once you're in, you realize it's mostly just a bunch of WASPy bankers sitting around the clubhouse talking about how awesome it is to be a WASPy banker.

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How much are cryptocurrency volumes overstated?

"A recent analysis by Bitwise shows that > 95% of Bitcoin’s reported trading volume is fake (https://www.bitcointradevolume.com/). The report finds that widespread stats on sites like CoinMarketCap and other price trackers significantly overstate the true size of the cryptocurrency markets."

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“Platform hype” and why the world needs more decentralization

How the platform economy can create a better future for emerging economies, but only if it is “done right”'

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Crypto Bites: Chat with Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin

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Blockchain Voter Apathy

"Governance is a key area of exploration for blockchains today. There are typically two layers of governance: off-chain and on-chain. Much has already been written on the trade-offs between on-chain and off-chain governance. This post will not explore the merits of either position, but rather the barriers and potential solutions to increased voter participation generally."

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Understanding Zero-knowledge proofs through illustrated examples

"In cryptography, zero knowledge proofs let you convince me that you know something, or have done something, without revealing to me what your secret thing was."

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By holding dollars you are ultimately trusting politicians. By holding Bitcoin you are ultimately trusting open source code. Trust in politicians tends to fall over time. Trust in open source code tends to rise over time. And so, with time, which system likely advances?

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DeFi Liquidity Models

"As the potential of open financial protocols becomes clearer, some applications are gaining adoption faster than others. Maker dominates in terms of value locked and volume transacted. Compound and Uniswap trail, but are well ahead of 0x, Dharma, Augur, and dydx when it comes to liquidity."

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Short Selling without Counterparty using Bonding Curve

"TLDR: We propose a way to modify Bonding Curve to allow trustless and fully collateralized short-selling directly with the bonding curve without the need of counter-party existence."

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Tokenomics 101 (2018 Intro Course)

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Active Network Participation as an Investment Strategy

"The merging of the roles of investor and miner has created an investment approach unique to decentralized networks"

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Hummingbot vs Uniswap: Two approaches to liquidity

"Since both Hummingbot and Uniswap are both open source projects that allow users to make money by providing liquidity, many people have asked how they compare to each other. Below, we shed more light on their similarities and differences and explain why the two projects are highly complementary."

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Bitcoin mining, in its 10 years of existence, consumed as much energy as US cars do in 3 days.

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The Applications Never Came

"Since the beginning of 2015, investors have deployed billions of dollars into crypto tokens that power open-source networks. These include both tokens that power decentralized application and smart-contract platforms (eg EOS, Ethereum) and ones that power protocols built on top of these blockchains (eg 0x, Maker). These tokens are designed to align incentives among network participants and (in theory) should increase in value as network usage grows."

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Blockchain and State Explosion

"If Layer 1 should be focused on state rather than computation, then we need to understand what the state of the blockchain is when designing Layer 1. Only by understanding what the state is, can we understand what the state explosion is."

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Blockchain Summit 2018 - Insurance Panel

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