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Uncertainty Wednesday: Investing, Perception Risk and Crypto

"In investing there is uncertainty about returns. Some investments do well, others do poorly. But that is not the only risk that investors are concerned about when they are investing professionally on behalf of others. "

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On bonding curves and charitable giving

"Charitable giving can have a huge impact on causes and organisations we support. It is estimated that in 2017, $410B was given to charitable causes. However, how much of this comes from large philanthropy efforts (aka Bill & Melinda Gates foundation) vs the collective effort of individual giving?"

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Why Blockchain: Daniel Larimer at Virginia Tech

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22 Ideas to Explore with 0x

"Inspiration to move the tokenized economy forward"

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An Honest Explanation of Price, Hashrate & Bitcoin Mining Network Dynamics

"This first is part ‘TL;DR’; part commentary on recent events; and part in-depth explanation of terms, methodology and the concept of Bitcoin creation costs."

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Crypto may be a way to export western financial products with strong rule-of-law (USD, S&P 500, etc.) to people in countries that don’t normally have access to such instruments.

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What do you legally “own” with Bitcoin? A short introduction to krypto-property

“Ownership” is more than mere control; it is a legal concept and law is a local phenomenon. Accordingly, when you ask yourself whether and how something is owned, it’s generally a safe assumption to begin, in the first instance, by looking at the governing law of the asset and asking what that governing law says.'

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Confidential transactions have arrived, a dive into the AZTEC Protocol

"Transaction privacy is a fundamental requirement for many kinds of financial services, and the inability to provide this privacy has prevented Ethereum from providing compelling alternatives to traditional financial instruments."

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The decentralisation of centralised services

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How Cryptography Redefines Private Property

"To fully understand the significance of public-key cryptography, we must first take a few steps back and understand how our society is principally organized around the concept of property."

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On-Chain versus Off-Chain Computation, Turing Completeness and Zero Knowledge Proofs

"I have been skeptical about Turing complete on chain computation for a long time. Many early proponents took the position that there is no issue because a mechanism such as Ethereum’s gas limits how long a computation can run."

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If you buy bitcoin in order to exchange it for more fiat then best wishes to you in your endeavor, but you're missing out on something much more interesting.

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Centralization vs Decentralization

"Decentralization is one of, if not the most, discussed features of the crypto tech stack. In a decentralized system, no single body controls the system. We have most certainly not reached the era fully decentralized systems, but that is what most of the world-class technologists working in the crypto sector are focused on getting us to and I believe we will get there in the not too distant future."

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Public Key Cryptography — A Comprehensive Guide

"In this post we will explore a concept that plays a foundational role in ensuring information and computer security — Public Key Cryptography. Since this fascinating idea is the heart of blockchain technology, we will dive into its history, grasp how it works and examine the practical applications in the context of blockchains."

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The power of Ethereum

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Decentralized organizations are the future: why I’m joining Aragon

"A personal journey towards decentralized organizations"

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Token distribution in perspective: Livepeer’s merkle mine not as successful as portrayed

"Token generation & distribution has always been a top concern for anyone seeking to establish truly decentralized networks. We’ve seen many methods attempted, but it remains quite challenging to distribute tokens fairly to real users (not speculators) while avoiding concentration of wealth."

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Bitcoin is unfakeable digital gold that you can instantly teleport from one impenetrable vault to another, opened only using your self-generated password, nobody able to stop your payment, with no registration or intermediary required. There will never be more than 21M bitcoins.

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