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Altcoins

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How does Cosmos work? How does it compare to Bitcoin and Ethereum? (Pt. 1)

"When it comes to blockchains, Cosmos is the “new kid on the block.” While it’s been around for some time now, the team has been slowly building it out in the background to get it right. It only recently launched publicly."

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Dash brings anti-51 percent attack software upgrade to mainnet

"Dash’s latest software upgrade beefs up security, and speeds up transactions, by leaning more heavily on its masternodes and less so on its miners."

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Who Owns my DAO?

"Like it or not, private ownership is a cornerstone of our civilization. The appropriation of resources by natural or legal persons has often been questioned since the famous slogan from Proudhon: “La propriété, c’est le vol!” (“property is theft!”). But most modern attempts to collectivize ownership — by communist States as well as by smaller-scale societies such as kibbutzim — have failed."

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How Dharma Works Unde

Dharma’s FAQ

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Basic Attention Token (BAT)

"Digital advertising is broken. The marketplace for online advertising, once domi-nated by advertisers, publishers and users, has become overrun by “middleman” adexchanges, audience segmentation, complicated behavioral and cross-device usertracking, and opaque cross-party sharing through data management platforms.Users face unprecedented levels of malvertisements and privacy violations."

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Crypto Interest Rates: How Does Dharma Affect Dai?

"This essay is meant to suggest key questions the Maker and wider DeFi communities should ask when making decisions regarding the rates and parameters on trust-minimized credit protocols."

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The Three Powers of Augur

"Augur is often called a decentralized prediction market (DPM). This is a good starting point and I use this phrase myself, but I think it’s incomplete and imprecise. The main reason is that predicting is just one of the things that Augur can do."

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Maker Network Overview

"This is not intended as an introduction to the inner workings of the Maker system."

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An Elegant Relationship (DAI, ETH, MKR)

"If DAI is money, then what is ETH? How does MKR fit in? How can we make sense of this tri-token system? Let’s explore these 3 assets independently, and then examine their relationships."

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Evaluating MKR

"This article goes into the secondary market valuation of MKR, and the interesting game-theoretical outcomes that result of the Buyback and Burn model."

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The Battle for Blockchain Privacy: Monero

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Cryptoasset Research: Monero (XMR)

"The origins of Monero date back to the CryptoNote white paper that was published in 2012 by a pseudonymous author by the name of Nicolas van Saberhagen. The first implementation of the protocol was Bytecoin, but after the controversy surrounding the timeline of launch as well as a pre-mine it was forked to Bitmonero, which shortly after was forked again into Monero."

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A Beginners Guide: Cryptocurrency

"So, you’ve decided to learn about cryptocurrency. Well done! Prepare to journey down the rabbit hole and discover the potential of this truly amazing technology. With time you will begin to understand the intricacies of consensus mechanisms, blockchain types, side chains, plasma chains, valuation methods and more. However, for today, lets just focus on understanding the difference between a coin and a token and analyse the different types of available tokens in the market."

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What happens to your cryptocurrency after you die?

"No one knows how long cryptocurrencies will last, but it’s a decent bet they might outlast you. Passing your digital holdings on to loved ones after your death isn’t as simple as bequeathing cash or other property, though, particularly since wills aren’t designed for confidential information."

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Fiatcoins want to be aggregators, aggregators centralize power

"Fiatcoins (regulated stablecoins) have dominated conversations these last few weeks with Gemini, Paxos, Coinbase and Circle releasing USD-backed stablecoins. As I’ve written previously, while fiatcoins offer substantial benefits over fiat (e.g. programmability, transferability), they come with the steep cost of potential censorship. But censorship isn’t a business model in and of itself, what is the incentive for businesses to launch fiatcoins?"

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Engaging In Cryptonetworks

"Ever since the first cryptonetwork, Bitcoin, was created, investors have had the opportunity to earn returns by engaging in the network. In Bitcoin’s case, that was done by mining the network, effectively powering it."

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Tether Report: Most Comprehensive Real Story

"Tether is a stablecoin that was created to be stable enough in its purchasing power or is at most slightly inflationary, to incentivize owners to spend rather than hold the tokens. In its simplest of forms, Tether, is a cryptocurrency with a fixed price measured by a fiat currency, in this case, the U.S. Dollars."

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Why I am so disillusioned with Crypto: Arguing for a Change in Mindset

"Today, I want to write up a few thoughts on what bothers me in crypto at the moment and why the siren songs that are painting regulation in a negative light are wrong — you are hurting yourself as a small investor by listening to them."

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