"Relevant is a social news reader that values quality over clicks". The interesting piece that explains a new approach that aims to solve the content quality problem.
What a long range attack is and how it works? The article explains weak subjectivity, costless simulation, posterior corruption, stake bleeding, key-evolving cryptography, context-aware transactions, plentitude rule.
The Vitalik Buterin's essay on the role of the incentives in cryptocurrencies space and broader sense.
1. Crypto Is Still So Complicated; 2. People Don’t Like To Work/Study; 3. Some People Are Too Successful To See The Light; 4. The Belief That Only Governments Issue Currency; 5. Most People Don’t Care; 6. Not Curious; 7. Crypto Is Too Volatile/Too Risky; 8. It’s A Scam; 9. Too Old; 10. The Crypto Light Is Still Pretty Dim.
The reason "Blockchain" is so susceptible to cargo cult mentality is that the fundamental features that make it what it is are, in a sense, invisible, and inseparable from how the technology works.
1. Lots of Hype; 2. Blockchains are Just Hashes; 3. Merkle Trees; 4. Train Cars (of Merkle Trees); 5. Enter the Ledger; 6. Smart Contracts & Consensus; 7. Problems; 8. Use Cases; 9. What could go wrong?
The primer on Token Curated Registries. It explains what Token Curated Registries are and what are their most useful applications.
Thwarts payment scams. Improves enterprise collaboration. Industrial mash-ups. Opens-up manufacturing. Cuts out the middlemen. Facilitates the growth of the Internet of Things. Access to high-quality data. Real-time transactions. Increases cloud-storage. Pay-for-performance. Reward users. Improves regulatory compliance.
"Blockchain has grabbed the attention of the heavily regulated power industry as it braces for an energy revolution in which both utilities and consumers will produce and sell electricity. Blockchain could offer a reliable, low-cost way for financial or operational transactions to be recorded and validated across a distributed network with no central point of authority."
Languages evolve. Crypto, for all practical purposes, now means crypto economy; not applied cryptography.
"The Bitcoin network is one of the most secure types of financial technologies the world has ever seen. Without a central point of failure, or a way to hack the system in general, Bitcoin remains safe from harm. But there is always the looming threat of a 51% attack against the network, which could have dire consequences. But what does such can attack entail, and is it something we should actively worry about?"
What exactly is Sybil Attack an how it works?
The primer on Proof-of-Stake security model.
The comparison between two Proof-of-Stake protocols Casper and Tendermint and the profound analysis of the Proof-of-Stake protocol itself.