The white-paper. “We present an authenticated data feed system called Town Crier (TC). TC acts as a bridge between smart contracts and existing web sites, which are already commonly trusted for non-blockchain applications. It combines a blockchain front end with a trusted hardware back end to scrape HTTPSenabled websites and serve source-authenticated data to relying smart contracts.”
Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about blockchain and cryptocurrency Protocols.
“This article compares the different consensus systems powering EOS and Tendermint about each of their underlying technologies and how they uniquely approach Proof-of-Stake (PoS).”
The technical explanation of what ethereum sharding is and how it works.
Ethermint explained. The article describes main features of it: Web3 compatibility, seriously high throughput, horizontal scalability, transaction finality.
The lengthy (83 pages) white-paper on a privacy in the age of quantum computing.
The Casper is Prove of Stake protocol which is alternative to Prove of Work. Vlad Zamfir describes its history and presents interesting, personal POV. This is 1 out of 5 - reading a whole series is highly recommended.
"This article is meant to help people understand some of the basic mechanics behind accounts, transactions, gas, and the role miners play in setting the block size in Ethereum."
The article explains what bonding curves are and its use, equations and security.
Fred Ehrsam on the impact of forking on the evolution of blockchains. He analyses incentives and economic context.
The difference between thin and fat protocols explained.
A beginner friendly explanation of the lighting network.
The post discusses the scaling challenges of ethereum, the different approaches to solving the scaling challenge, layer 2 solutions.
An explanation of zk-SNARKs (Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge).
It explains how Proof of Work and Proof of Stake works, differences between two designs of Casper itself (FFG, CBC) and describes why Casper matters.
Vitalik Buterin discusses some of the challenges of blockchain governance (Low Voter Participation, Game-Theoretic Attacks, Non-Representativeness, Centralization, Digital Constitutions).
The contrarian, thoughtful piece on token investing.