The analysis of three risk factors that could destroy bitcoin (government takeover, facebook sneak attack, go forth and multiply).
Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Bitcoin.
The Chinese documentary.
“In simple terms, cryptoeconomics is the use of incentives and cryptography to design new kinds of systems, applications, and networks.”
Fred Erhsam on the economic incentives to contribute to a blockchain’s core protocols (private funding, public crowdfunding, inflation funding).
(January 2018) State of decentralization in bitcoin and etherum.
A really good framework for assessing crypto assets.
"This post describes why blockchain governance design is one of the most important problems out there, its critical components, current approaches, potential future approaches, and concludes with suggestions for the community."
The major ideas behind the Bitcoin protocol in a clear, easily comprehensible way.
Cryptography, distributed systems, politics and economics aspects of bitcoin explained.
The article describes bitcoin network effects and threat models.
A long, beginner-friendly, introductory text - nearly as broad as long, tackling bigger picture about the internet itself and closed networks.
"how blockchains, and in particular public blockchains that implement cryptocurrencies, increase social scalability, even at a dreadful reduction in computational efficiency and scalability."
Cryptocurrencies glossary. Terms like bitcoin, altcoin, blockchain, block, daap, farmer, hash, node, miner, mining, proof of work, proof of stake, fork, public/private key and address explained.
Marc Andreessen's clear take on Bitcoin from 2014 that stands the test of time.