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Blockchain

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

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A better way to build a blockchain

"BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen’s Chia Network is close to perfecting its “proof of space and time” blockchain by harnessing the wisdom of the coder crowd."

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The risks and unintended consequences of blockchain

"Anonymity, immutability, and distributed control make blockchain a disruptive technology. They are also its greatest vulnerabilities."

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Simply Explained: Blockchain Scalability Solutions — Past, Present, and Future

"And how Polkadot & Substrate fits into this ecosystem"

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Blockchain and Public Companies: A Revolution in Share Ownership Transparency, Proxy-Voting and Corporate Governance?

Whitepaper.

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Three Reasons Why Enterprise Blockchain Is Failing

"After working with enterprise blockchain technology for over three years, I am becoming a little frustrated with its rate of growth. While there is evidence of growth, there is still too much holding this technology back."

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Blockchain projects: 7 mistakes to avoid

"To launch a successful blockchain project, CIOs must understand the most common points of failure. Here are the seven most common mistakes companies make in blockchain projects, and how to avoid them."

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Enterprise blockchains are screwed, 90% will need replacing by 2021

"Think corporate-level blockchain adoption is going smoothly? Think again. According to new research, corporations will need to replace their enterprise blockchains within the next two years."

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Why (TF) Blockchain? Exploring the Nature and Purpose of Single Source of Truth Systems

"The framework I am proposing is based on the notion of Single Source of Truth Systems (SSoTSs). I define SSoTS as a cohesive digital infrastructure that can be relied upon, with clear guarantees of availability, to maintain a consistent and truthful view of some commercial, real world, or social state, collectively termed “critical data”."

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How to tell a story in the blockchain world

"What makes human beings different from the rest of the animal species? Of course, the evolved language could be one reason, but the right reason is how we use the language."

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Blockchain fees are broken. Here are 3 proposals to fix them.

"When Satoshi Nakamoto designed the Bitcoin protocol, he had the insight to include the notion of transaction fees. These fees incentivized miners to include transactions into blocks. But initially, Bitcoin did not have, in any meaningful sense, a fee market."

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The Past & Future of Blockchain: Where we’re going and why

"What follows is a brief summary of where the blockchain industry has come from over the past 10 years, where (I think) it’s headed over the next 10 years — and a lens to help understand why. It’s lighter on the deep-history and heavier on the more recent and forward-looking perspective."

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The Past & Future of Blockchain: Where we’re going and why

"What follows is a brief summary of where the blockchain industry has come from over the past 10 years, where (I think) it’s headed over the next 10 years — and a lens to help understand why. It’s lighter on the deep-history and heavier on the more recent and forward-looking perspective."

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Coming soon: The Biggest Crypto On-Ramps Ever

"As a venture firm that has been deploying capital to the crypto space for over 6 years, we see a plethora of future catalysts for crypto adoption but we often circle back to the question: What would be the biggest catalysts?"

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Two Point Oh: Randomness

"Let's talk about random numbers and how we'll make them happen in Ethereum 2.0. What is RANDAO? What is VDF? How do they go together?"

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Trust Issues

"What’s In a Blockchain?"

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Multicoin’s Tushar Jain: why blockchain “reorg’s” will work

"Binance decided not to risk it after its recent hack. But Tushar Jain of Multicoin Capital believes blockchain reorgs are a viable future prospect. Here’s why."

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Blockchains are Bureaucracies par Excellence

"In this post, I propose this development represents an important step in the evolution of bureaucracy. That may sound counterintuitive given this term’s common association with inefficiency and excessive paper-shuffling. But once we understand the essence of bureaucratic organization, it will become clear that blockchain networks are actually bureaucracies par excellence."

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Resource Distribution and Power Dynamics in Decentralized Networks

"The idealized vision of decentralized networking and socio-economic coordination triggered by the invention of Bitcoin continues to inspire entrepreneurs and drive innovation. Meanwhile, it is increasingly acknowledged within the broader crypto community that though the idealists are onto something, these emerging social systems are far from immune to problems and inequalities that have plagued human institutions historically."

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