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How open is too open?

"On transparency, governance, and the challenge of keeping Ethereum alive"

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The Lightning Network

"In this post, we’ll explore the Lightning Network (LN): what it is, how it works, what makes it special, what tradeoffs it makes and some of the weaknesses it has."

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Building the New Financial System from the Ground Up by Elizabeth Stark from Lightning Labs

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Beyond CryptoKitties: 10 Trends That Defined the Year in Crypto Gaming

"Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital sound goods that are unique and openly programmable by nature. Here’s a list of the top headlines and stories affecting non-fungible tokens this year, followed by a list of predictions for 2019."

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Bitcoin Data Science (Pt. 3): Dust & Thermodynamics

"tl;dr: We examine the history and future of dust: containers (UTXOs) of bitcoin that cost more to spend in fees than they hold."

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The underlying driver of most crypto narratives is that it has a lot of smart/quiet people working on it and a lot of loud/dumb people investing in it.

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A Flood of Questionable Cryptocurrency Offerings

"As cryptocurrency startups raised billions of dollars over the last two years, hundreds used deceptive and even fraudulent tactics to lure in investors hunting for quick riches in this new, volatile market. The Journal reviewed nearly 3,300 crypto offerings and found about 16% of them, or 513, showed signs of plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns."

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4 eras of blockchain computing: degrees of composability

"A traditional business is generally best positioned setting up shop in a location with existing residents, utilities, law, security, and a vibrant market economy. Similarly, developers benefit from building on top of shared resources such as an existing user base, data, security and running code."

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One of the biggest scams in crypto is the number of people that call non-scams, scams.

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The authoritative guide to Blockchain Sharding, part 1

"This blog post is the first in the series of two on Blockchain Sharding. After reading this blog post you will know why Sharding is the path to the future-proof blockchain protocols, how Sharding is being built today, what challenges all the sharded protocols face, and how such challenges can be addressed"

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Unsolved Problems in Blockchain Sharding

"This blog post is the first in the series of two on Blockchain Sharding. After reading this blog post you will know why Sharding is the path to the future-proof blockchain protocols, how Sharding is being built today, what challenges all the sharded protocols face, and how such challenges can be addressed"

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Crypto, Beyond Silk Road

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Exploring the Emerging Crypto Debt Markets

"Today’s global debt markets are robust — transmitting trillions of dollars in value across a multitude of services that allow the economy to operate at never before seen scale. But while efficiency continues to increase, there are still a number of foundational issues that plague existing credit markets including a lack of transparency and a general over-reliance on trusted third parties."

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Uniswap — A Unique Exchange

"Uniswap’s unique architecture sheds the concept of a limit order book entirely. Strangely, market makers no longer specify price when providing liquidity. Instead, they merely supply the funds and Uniswap takes cares of the rest."

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Bitcoin Q&A: Key management and inheritance planning

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A data-driven look at dApp adoption in 2018

"2018 was the year when crypto went from mainstream hype and speculation mania to a sobering price crash. While most mainstream headlines have focused on the price crash, most people in the space are well aware that loads of interesting products are currently being built out."

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The Four Horsemen of Centralization

"What does it mean to say that a cryptonetwork is decentralized?"

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Bitcoin is a nuclear cockroach. It will survive.

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