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Libra: A Governance Perspective

"It remains to be seen whether a group of organizations will be able to successfully coordinate around building and maintaining a public good. Moreover, it is unclear whether the benefits of this public good is a strong enough incentive for organizations with conflicting priorities and complex competitive dynamics to work together, especially with the inevitable regulatory pressure to follow."

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First Look: China's Central Bank Digital Currency

"Overview of the expected characteristics from China’s CBDC"

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The Inglourious Cosmos Validators

"Cosmos Validators run nodes and receive minimal rewards. Discover why this phenomenon occurs as the story unfolds."

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What is Tether (USDT)?

"Tether is a cryptocurrency pegged to the price of the US dollar. People use it as a stable store of value instead of more volatile coins like Bitcoin."

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tBTC

"A Decentralized Redeemable BTC-backed ERC-20 Token"

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What is Basic Attention Token (BAT)?

"The Basic Attention Token, or BAT, is designed to make digital advertising fairer and more transparent for everyone. Privacy is protected, adverts are more relevant, and consumers even get compensated for their time looking at them."

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A Close Look at Libra's Source Code

"Do Libra’s Intentions Line Up With What Its Source Code Tells Us?"

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Polkadot: Promise and Problems

"Polkadot is marketed as an interoperability platform (let blockchains communicate) but in reality it’s also a platform to host blockchains, smart contracts and a myriad of other use cases."

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Grin & Beam: Privacy, MimbleWimble & Competition in Trade-offs

"Fast forward to 2019 and the well-received anonymous cryptocurrency proposal has now been implemented by two separate teams, with each making very different trade-offs to realise their aims."

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What is DAI, and how does it work?

"This is a brief overview of how MakerDAO and Dai works. There are many intricacies to the system, but I believe these are the main mechanisms in place if one wants a brief overview of how Maker gives Dai its stablecoin properties."

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Libra Whitepaper Summary: is Facebook’s new cryptocurrency going to change the world?

"Everybody is talking about Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency. What is it, and how will it work?"

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Inside Monero’s ‘Last Ditch Effort’ to Block Crypto Mining ASICs

"Developers behind the cryptocurrency monero are ramping up efforts to keep specialized mining hardware from dominating its race for rewards."

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Libra White Paper

"Libra’s mission is to enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people."

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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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