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Bitcoin Data Science (Pt. 3): Dust & Thermodynamics

"tl;dr: We examine the history and future of dust: containers (UTXOs) of bitcoin that cost more to spend in fees than they hold."

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Unsolved Problems in Blockchain Sharding

"This blog post is the first in the series of two on Blockchain Sharding. After reading this blog post you will know why Sharding is the path to the future-proof blockchain protocols, how Sharding is being built today, what challenges all the sharded protocols face, and how such challenges can be addressed"

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An Efficient Algorithm to Exploit Arbitrage Opportunities in Crypto Markets

"The crypto market is still inefficient. Cryptoassets have different rates on different exchanges. The big question is how we can profit from that inefficiency. One approach is making transactions between exchanges, but if we buy a cryptoasset on one exchange, by the time we can sell it on another, the price difference may no longer exist."

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5 crypto-native indicators to enrich your market cycle analysis

"Reviewing Thermocap | MVRV-Z | UTXO Age Distribution | NVT Signal | Network Momentum… and no ‘market cap‘."

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Casper CBC, Simplified!

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

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Detailed Report Into The Cryptocurrency Exchange Industry (From CryptoCompare)

Abstract: We present an in depth report into the cryptocurrency exchange ecosystem. The market is broken down by almost all the possible characteristics (Exchange type, exchange region and trading pairs). The robustness and authenticity of exchanges are evaluated using metrics such as web traffic, average trade sizes, order book depth, security polices and price reliability. The report was produced by CryptoCompare and uses the CryptoCompare’s Aggregate Pricing Index (the CCCAGG), for much of the analysis.

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Cryptoassets Taskforce: fnal report

"The joint HM Treasury-Financial Conduct Authority-Bank of England Cryptoassets Taskforce report sets out the UK’s approach to cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology in financial services."

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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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Ultimate Guide to EOS Smart Contract Security

"Ultimate Guide to EOS Smart Contract Security. The crypto community became skeptical when the World’s biggest ICO, EOS launched in June 2018 and it got freezed out for 2 days due to a software bug. But fast forward 4 months and EOS today accounts for more than double the transactions that Ethereum does today. Through the promise of free and faster transactions, the topmost Dapp of EOS has about 13,000 daily active users compared to just 2,000 of Ethereum’s topmost Dapp."

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Gluton Plasma - A Plasma Variant for Non-custodial Exchanges

The whitepaper. "We introduce a plasma sidechain designed specifically for non-custodial, high-speed, low-latency trading. We explore extending the value proposition of plasma to a financial institution using comprehensive set of fraud-proofs to enforce correctness and voting to handle data unavailability."

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Detailed overview of Ethereum 2.0 shard chains: Committees, Proposers and Attesters

"Many details of how Ethereum 2.0 will work are available today, and multiple teams are already working on implementations of it. One large component for which neither spec nor any detailed info is available today is the shard chains."

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Bitcoin NVT Rartion Chart

"NVT Ratio (Network Value to Transactions Ratio) is similar to the PE Ratio used in equity markets."

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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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Private BitTorrent trackers are markets

"Private torrent communities are markets, and the paper “Economics of BitTorrent Communities” does a great job exploring this with data"

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Crypto-asset markets - potential channels for future financial stability implications

"The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is established to coordinate at the international level the work of national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies in order to develop and promote the implementation of effective regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies."

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Classifying Staking Implementations: A Framework

"In the following post, I will try to clear up some of the confusion around staking by creating a framework for classification and discussing how delegation works in “pure” PoS implementations."

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The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin

"In this paper, we explore how China threatens the security, stability, and viability of Bitcoin through its dominant position in the Bitcoin ecosystem, political and economic control over domestic activity, and control over its domestic Internet infrastructure."

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How to make smart contracts upgradable!

"Following are some of the most common techniques for creating upgradable smart contracts."

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