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Blockchain Ownership & Crypto Anticommons

"What’s behind any digital token, asset, or contract is a package of rights — how we assign and interpret these rights is at the heart of blockchain governance"

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So when should you consider a blockchain? Answers with Flow Charts.

"There is nothing wrong with considering a blockchain whenever you have data to store and handle. The important point to take note of is: blockchain is probably not the right tool for your problem, despite being an exciting technology. But how do you systematically think through the options and decide wither to use a blockchain or one of the many alternatives to blockchain?"

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Why Net Neutrality is the Key to Scaling Blockchains

"Blockchain and net neutrality are two fairly distant topics. So why is net neutrality so important to blockchains and by extension to bloXroute, the blockchain scaling project?"

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Casper CBC, Simplified!

"A simplified overview of Correct-By-Construction Casper consensus mechanism"

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Weird and Non-Trivial Ways of Using Blockchain

"In this article, I will explore some of these weird and non-trivial ways of using the blockchain."

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Sidechains and Sister Chains on EOS: An Explainer

"This article will focus on the role that sidechains and sister chains play in the EOS ecosystem and will address some of the challenges that these projects face."

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The very institutions crypto was meant to disrupt are all in- what will this mean?

"Blockchain and cryptocurrency were ironically first designed to disrupt the very institutions which are most excited about it. Will crypto ever be the democratizing and enfranchising force it often promises to be?"

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Intro to VC: The History of Blockchain

"I think that it’s helpful to understand the history of innovative technologies as it is difficult to understand where a technology is heading without understanding how it has developed up to this point. Therefore, this post is dedicated to understanding the history of blockchain and, more broadly, the crypto ecosystem."

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An Introduction to the Block-Lattice

"Today, we take a look at the system architecture underlying these next-gen payment cryptocurrencies, the so-called block-lattice, and compare it to its predecessor, the blockchain."

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All You Need to Know About the Blockchain

"Some experts consider it to be the most influential technology for decades to come and even call it the “next generation of the Internet.” Thanks to significant the media attention the blockchain gets nowadays, the concept is expected to be relatively simple to perceive for laymen. But in real life, it’s a bit more complicated. So, I invite you to join me on my journey to explore the fundamentals of the blockchain and its derivatives — smart contracts, distributed ledger, Bitcoin, and many others."

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Lessons Learned Squatting ENS Domains

".eth domains are handled by a Vickrey Auction—the winner only pays as much as the second place bidder was willing to spend. If I had bid what the domain was actually worth to me, maybe I’d really appreciate this feature. However I didn’t take the process seriously and as a result I lost it all. Fueled by remorse I began a post-mortem to understand exactly how my adversary had foiled me."

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Synchrony and Timing Assumptions in Consensus Algorithms Used in Proof of Stake Blockchains

"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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Blockchain Governance 101

"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."

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Work is Timeless, Stake is Not

"There are many ways to slice and dice PoS and uncover its weaknesses."

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Cryptocurrency Forks Explained — Hard Forks vs. Soft Forks

"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."

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Building block(chain)s for a better planet

"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."

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A Simplified Look at Ethereum’s Casper

"Here’s a simplified sketch of how I understand Casper to work."

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On consensus

"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."

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