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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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How does Ethereum work, anyway?

A detailed explanation of ethereum that covers technical details explained in a beginner-friendly way.

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ELI5: What do we mean by “blockchains are trustless”?

An easy to follow explanations of blockchain's trustlessness.

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How the US government is using blockchain to fight fraud | Kathryn Haun | TEDxSanFrancisco

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Bitcoin network effects

The article describes bitcoin network effects and threat models.

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Crypto tokens and the coming age of protocol innovation

On the potential of cryptographic tokens.

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a16z Podcast: Mental Models for Understanding Crypto Tokens

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Beyond the bitcoin bubble

A long, beginner-friendly, introductory text - nearly as broad as long, tackling bigger picture about the internet itself and closed networks.

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Money, blockchains, and social scalability

"how blockchains, and in particular public blockchains that implement cryptocurrencies, increase social scalability, even at a dreadful reduction in computational efficiency and scalability."

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