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Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about blockchain and cryptocurrency Protocols.

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Town Crier: An Authenticated Data Feed for Smart Contracts

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.”

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Consensus Compare: Tendermint BFT vs. EOS dPoS

“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).”

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Ethereum Sharding: Overview and Finality

The technical explanation of what ethereum sharding is and how it works.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Ethermint

Ethermint explained. The article describes main features of it: Web3 compatibility, seriously high throughput, horizontal scalability, transaction finality.

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Scalable, transparent, and post-quantum secure computational integrity

The lengthy (83 pages) white-paper on a privacy in the age of quantum computing.

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The History of Casper — Part 1

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.

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Accounts, Transactions, Gas, and Block Gas Limits in Ethereum

"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."

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How to Make Bonding Curves for Continuous Token Models

The article explains what bonding curves are and its use, equations and security.

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Accelerating Evolution Through Forking

Fred Ehrsam on the impact of forking on the evolution of blockchains. He analyses incentives and economic context.

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Networked Liquidity

The analysis of the network liquidity.

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Programmer explains Ethereum Sharding | Scale and Performance fixes

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Fat protocols

The difference between thin and fat protocols explained.

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What is the Lightning Network and how can it help Bitcoin scale?

A beginner friendly explanation of the lighting network.

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Making Sense of Ethereum’s Layer 2 Scaling Solutions: State Channels, Plasma, and Truebit

The post discusses the scaling challenges of ethereum, the different approaches to solving the scaling challenge, layer 2 solutions.

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What are zk-SNARKs?

An explanation of zk-SNARKs (Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge).

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Ethereum Casper 101

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.

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Notes on Blockchain Governance

Vitalik Buterin discusses some of the challenges of blockchain governance (Low Voter Participation, Game-Theoretic Attacks, Non-Representativeness, Centralization, Digital Constitutions).

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Fat protocols are not an investment thesis

The contrarian, thoughtful piece on token investing.

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