"All blockchains and cryptocurrencies require consensus, or agreement on the state of the ledger between all parties in the system. However, achieving consensus is non-trivial. "
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"I don’t have all the answers, and I know that I’m missing relevant background knowledge. However I have been thinking about, watching, and actively participating in blockchain governance for 3 - 4 years. I feel like I need to share my current perspective, even though my research on the topic is still ongoing."
"There are many ways to slice and dice PoS and uncover its weaknesses."
"You may have heard the term Bitcoin Forks being thrown around in the cryptocurrency space. But do you understand what they really are? We have already introduced Blockchains and how they work by adding the most recently verified block to the chain predating it. Well cryptocurrency forks are a split in the blockchain and can happen due to a number of reasons. In this article will look at what they are, the types of forks and why they happen."
"Building block(chain)s for a better planet is published by the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Environment and Natural Resource Security in partnership with PwC and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment."
"Here’s a simplified sketch of how I understand Casper to work."
"Achieving and enforcing consensus is at the heart of what makes cryptocurrencies tick. What does it mean and how is it achieved? Let’s start with a dictionary definition."
"Good blockchain applications also require an ecosystem to support it. Thus, the programming language on which a blockchain platform is built is one of the major factors in its evaluation."
"We’ve Been Hyper-focused on Blockchain Games at Loom Network — Here’s Why"
"In this essay, I focus on how the extent of horizontal competition and the assignment of project ownership rights affects the incentives of blockchain development teams to collaborate."
"I’m not going to define blockchain governance, but I will talk about the things I pay attention to when I’m thinking about blockchain governance. I like to think about governance generally, and I like to apply general governance concepts to blockchain governance."
"Randomness exists all around us. Concepts of luck, probability and fate have all historically been intertwined with the concept of randomness. Everything that humans don’t understand or can’t predict tends to be classified as such. We’re also physically engulfed in a sea of randomness. It exists everywhere - from the movement of clouds to behaviors in particles and waves."
"As startups use blockchain to drive greater transparency and veracity across the digital information ecosystem, they’re boosting awareness of the technology in sectors ranging from infrastructure to public policy. Here are the latest innovative ways companies are harnessing the power of global blockchain."
"In this blog post I will try to give a brief primer into distributed systems, discussing various families of consensus protocols, the types of network models, guarantees, as well as various other pertinent ideas."
"The benefits of artificial intelligence are no longer limited to high-profile corporations, movie supervillains, and programmers performing fruitless experiments. What was once science fiction has now finally become reality, and when paired with blockchain technology it is no surprise that AI is making leaps and bounds. But the question that always comes to mind when a new technology comes to light is “Can I make money on it?” When looking at blockchain technology infused with artificial intelligence, the answer could be positive indeed!"
"One of the key tradeoffs in blockchain design is whether to build more functionality into base-layer blockchains themselves (“layer 1”), or to build it into protocols that live on top of the blockchain, and can be created and modified without changing the blockchain itself (“layer 2”). "
"There’s a lot of acronyms in the cryptocurrency space. This intimidates newcomers. The fact that acronyms in this space are sometimes even combinations of letters and numbers confounds that level of intimidation. But there’s nothing fancy about it. Long story short, an ERC-20 token is just a cryptocurrency that’s built on the Ethereum platform. Don’t worry, I’ll explain what that means."