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Electric Capital Developer Report (H1 2019)

"We fingerprinted 27,000+ code repositories and 22 million code commits to create this H1 2019 Developer Report."

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Ethereum Q&A: "Blockchain all the things"

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Blockchain in Business: What Do Companies’ 10-K Reports Say About DLT?

"How seriously are American corporations committed to blockchain technologies? Are blockchain technologies materially significant yet?"

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Manias and Mimesis: Applying René Girard to Financial Bubbles

"René Girard was a literary theorist, philosopher, and sociologist, who wrote about the nature of desire—among many other topics. His model of borrowed desire applies exceptionally well to financial bubbles. This paper explores the theory, with examples from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries."

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Decentralized Globalisation

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Bitcoin Can’t Be Copied

"Post bitcoin, every Tom, Dick & Harry seems to think that they can create money too. At a root level, this is the audacity of everyone that attempts to create a copy of bitcoin. Whether by hard-forking out of consensus (bitcoin cash), cloning bitcoin (litecoin) or creating a new protocol with “better” features (ethereum), each is an attempt to create a new form of money. If bitcoin could do it, why can’t we?"

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Becoming Decentralized Enough: The Case For DAOs

"In this article, I discuss why DeFi protocols will eventually need to decide between delegating control to a DAO to become truly decentralized or clearly forming into a centralized business that facilitates non-custodial financial services on public blockchains. Each of the two options could be a valid and sustainable model with different trade-offs and goals."

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Bitcoin Q&A: Key storage best practices

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Gradually, Then Suddenly

"I’ve titled the series Gradually, Then Suddenly. As Hemingway penned the process of going bankrupt, it’s also the way that government-backed currencies hyper-inflate and often how people come to understand bitcoin (gradually, then suddenly)."

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Responding to Firefox 0-days in the wild

"Within a matter of hours, Coinbase Security detected and blocked the attack. Here’s how it unfolded."

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Why Open Blockchains Matter

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Bitcoin Won’t Be a Global Reserve Currency. But It’s Opening the Box

"Some have posited that there is a “non-zero chance” that bitcoin would make a great reserve currency. I disagree, I believe that there is exactly zero chance that could happen. I do think, however, that the global reserve system will radically change over the next couple of decades. Bitcoin could be a part of what emerges."

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Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

"Payments are networked and network effects favor the majority. The majority of the population is disinterested in matters of privacy, but private data is valuable. The result is that privacy-conscious individuals are robbed of agency through the indifference of the majority. This post explains how this dynamic can be reversed by leveraging the minority rule."

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Podcast # 3 Vitalik Buterin

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5 Advantages of Security Tokens

"The following text will guide you through the biggest advantages Security Tokens will bring to us."

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Blockchain Gaming Part I: The opportunity

"The series is a culmination of historical accounts and interviews with a number of blockchain and crypto based game projects, sprinkled in with opinions on the current state of gaming."

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Bitcoin Q&A: Blacklists, taint, and wallet fingerprinting

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The future of decentralized finance

" Since DeFi is still in the early days, this post covers where I think it is headed and some of the interesting possibilities that can come about. Please see my list of resources if you are looking to learn the basics of DeFi."

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