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Knowledge Protocol. Daily curated links from the space of blockchain, bitcoin, tokens, cryptocurrencies and protocols. No news, no bullshit, deep knowledge only.

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The Meaning of Decentralization

Vitalik Buterin explains architectural, political and logical types of decentralization. He digs into three reasons for decentralisation: fault tolerance, stack resistance and collision resistance.

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The idea of smart contracts (1997)

Nick Shabo's prehistoric (1997) piece on tokens.

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Bitcoin: a digital currency with known & limited supply, an open global network, and not controlled by politicians. US Dollar: a digital currency with unknown & unlimited supply, a highly restricted territory-based network, and controlled by politicians. Which will win, longterm?

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Token Lexicon

ERC20 token, ERC721, Approve() / Transform(), Bonded Curve Token, Curation Market, Liquid Token, Market Maker and Token Curated Registry explained.

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Thoughts on Tokens

Balaji S. Srinivasan's deep analysis of tokens.

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Why crypto tokens matter

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Keepers — Workers that Maintain Blockchain Networks

The article explains the value of the different utility players in distributed networks that maintain stability and perform crucial jobs in the crypto-economic model.

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Blockchain: What is it good for?

The article describes use cases for blockchain technology.

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“Blockchain” sounds so much cooler than “slowest distributed database known to man”.

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The Slow Death of the Firm

Why bitcoin may be the end of the firm and the beginning of the decentralized organization.

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Crypto tokens: A breakthrough in open network design

Chris Dixon on history and benefits of crypto tokens, open networks.

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Unchained: Big Ideas From The Worlds Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency

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How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

The major ideas behind the Bitcoin protocol in a clear, easily comprehensible way.

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Why It’s Hard to “Get” Bitcoin: The Blockchain Spectrum

Cryptography, distributed systems, politics and economics aspects of bitcoin explained.

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SHA: Secure Hashing Algorithm - Computerphile

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Privacy on the Blockchain

Vitalik Buterin on a blockchain's privacy issues, encryption, indistinguishability obfuscation, obfuscated smart contract, secure multi-party computation, SNARKs and ring signatures.

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Why Decentralization Matters

Chris Dixon on decentralization, cryptonetworks and the internet.

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Someday we'll look back on the word "#blockchain" as a quaint attempt to encapsulate the sprawl of open consensus systems.

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