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Top Blockchain Layer 2 Solutions For dApps In 2020

"In this piece, we are going to take a look at four top layer 2 blockchain solutions for dApps in 2020."

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The Benefits of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

"To fully grasp the advantages of both crypto and blockchain technology, it’s best to first learn how the two are connected."

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Computers that can make commitments

"Blockchains are computers that can make commitments."

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Blockchain Social Networks

"Using blockchains for monetization and data storage"

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Andrew Keys: 20 Blockchain Predictions for 2020

"What does 2020 hold in store for blockchain, tech, and global economics? Read the annual predictions list to find out..."

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How Blockchain Can Improve Globalization

"One of the most important aspects to consider in blockchain technology is how this relatively new technology can help improve globalization — i.e., the process of interaction and integration of people, companies and governments worldwide.

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How Zero Knowledge Proofs Are Changing Blockchain (in non-technical terms)

"ZKP can be used for much more than just privacy. ZKPs are so versatily that it may redefine how blockchains work."

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How Will Quantum Computing Affect Blockchain?

"Insights on quantum computing, its potential risk for Ethereum, and the efforts underway to standardize quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms."

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Opinion: Why Patents Violate the Spirit of Blockchain

"Android is open source, which means that users can freely change and distribute software, but its apps are not. Blockchain technology is also supposed to be open source, but that is not always the case."

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Ethereum 101: What’s a Blockchain?

"In the case of Bitcoin or Ethereum, a blockchain can be thought of as a shared, public database. Anyone can download a copy of this database and participate in adding new records to it."

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Ethereum 101: How are Transactions Included in a Block?

"This is the second installment in the Ethereum 101 series. Previously, we explored blocks and how they’re linked to form a blockchain, then downloaded Ethereum Grid and poked around at real block data on a test network."

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What is a Bitcoin ETF?

"Basically a Bitcoin ETF combines a traditional investment instrument, the ETF, with the most popular crypto asset: bitcoin. This creates a simple and legally compliant way to invest or trade the price of bitcoin that is accessible on the markets that investors are already familiar with. "

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Blockchain and the evolution of institutional technologies: Implications for innovation policy

"For the past century economists have proposed a suite of theories relating to industrial dynamics, technological change and innovation. There has been an implication in these models that the institutional environment is stable. However, a new class of institutional technologies—most notably blockchain technology—lower the cost of institutional entrepreneurship along these margins, propelling a process of institutional evolution."

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An analysis of developer funding in Bitcoin

"In this essay, we examine the importance of funding open-source development, what funding mechanisms exist, and tradeoffs that each of them brings. Next, we apply our findings to to Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency landscape. We analyze how Bitcoin development has been funded in the past and how it might evolve in the future."

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Merkle Trees

"Merkle Trees allow blockchains to be both more efficient and trustworthy. Merkle Trees can save on memory and processing power while maintaining security."

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Blockchain-Based Corporate Governance

"Corporations and other forms of business organizations can be supplemented with blockchain-based agency constructs. Blockchain-based decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) expand the definition of the firm. On-chain DAO governance enables dynamic regulatory features that facilitate unprecedented decentralized regulatory solutions."

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Gartner 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business Shows Blockchain Will Have a Transformational Impact across Industries in Five to 10 Years

"The Hype Cycle provides an overview of how blockchain capabilities are evolving from a business perspective and maturity across different industries"

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Embedded supervision: how to build regulation into blockchain finance

"How might blockchain-based financial markets be regulated and supervised? This paper argues that asset tokenisation and underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) open up new ways of supervising financial risks. It then puts the case for "embedded supervision", ie a framework that allows compliance with regulatory goals to be automatically monitored by reading the market's ledger, thus reducing the need for firms to actively collect, verify and deliver data."

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