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Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Blockchain.

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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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Cleaning the Oceans Using Blockchain + AI

"Addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals using Blockchain + A

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The key ingredients to a better blockchain, Part I: Tech and protocol

"Our understanding of what makes a blockchain successful is becoming clear. What will it take to succeed?"

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The Rule of Code vs. The Rule of Law

"In the brief excerpt below, they consider possible paths away from our current crossroads between the rule of code and the rule of law."

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Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

"The U.S. dollar could lose its status as the world’s dominant currency. How does this affect investors?"

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Blockchain Design Patterns

"I am Andrew and this is David. We're here to talk about blockchain design patterns: layers and scaling approaches. This will be a tour of a bunch of different scaling approaches in bitcoin in particular but it's probably applicable to other blockchains out there."

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Blockchain Interoperability, Explained

"The ability to share information across different blockchain networks, without restrictions."

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Why Do Public Blockchains Need Formal and Effective Internal Governance Mechanisms?

"With the birth and rise of cryptocurrencies following the success of Bitcoin and the popularity of 'Initial Coin Offerings,' public awareness of blockchain technologies has substantially increased in recent years. Many blockchain advocates claim that these software artefacts enable radically new forms of decentralised governance by relying upon computational trust created via cryptographic proof, obviating the need for reliance on conventional trusted third-party intermediaries."

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Central Banks Don’t Need Their Own Digital Currencies

"They could have a profound impact on a nation’s economic landscape — and not for the better."

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SegWit transactions now make up over 50% of Bitcoin payments

"The move towards SegWit will result in cheaper and faster transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain."

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P2P Networks and Blockchains: A Perfect Match, Decades in the Making

"While there were many attempts at other P2P networks prior to 2009, most of them failed. They did, however, leave behind a treasure trove of data and research about what worked, what didn’t, and what were the missing pieces. In this post I will discuss reasons why they failed, potential solutions, and arguments on why blockchains are an effective implementation of those solutions."

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Don’t make these five common mistakes about blockchains and cryptocurrency.

"Breaking down misconceptions about these technologies"

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The potential of blockchain gaming marketplaces

"A popular topic discussed in crypto lately is blockchain gaming. There’s the concept of being able to take a digital item that’s represented as a token (often referred to as non-fungible token or NFT) in one game and have it operate in another game."

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Is blockchain hackable?

"Blockchain is hackable but it’s often an expensive and time-consuming process. A blockchain can be hacked via three main avenues: on protocol, in exchanges and via people’s wallets through phishing and other classic online scams.

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How Blockchain Networks Will Disrupt the Businesses of Today, and Signal the End of M & A

"I believe blockchain networks will change the fundamental paradigm of how businesses operate and that they will undermine the current mechanisms that the dominant tech companies of today use to sustain their competitive advantages."

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The Conceptual Blockchain

"I am not going to address blockchain at a technical level. Sorry about that. There will be no talk of hashes, public/private key pairs, mining and the like, except where I absolutely can’t avoid it, assume you know what these mean anyway, and tell you to go learn if you don’t. I want to try to answer ‘what is a blockchain?’ at a conceptual level."

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Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain

"This article discusses how the platform economy can be disrupted by DLTs."

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