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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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An Empirical Analysis of Anonymity in Zcash

"In this paper, we examine the extent to which anonymity is achieved in the deployed version of Zcash."

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Atomic Cross-Network Swaps

"The below is a deep dive into the technology powering instant settlement at sparkswap, a new way to trade cryptocurrencies without depositing assets on an exchange. It is a technical article, and it is recommended that readers be familiar with the Lightning Network and Atomic Cross-chain Swaps."

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WebAssembly & The Future of Blockchain Computing

"Being heralded as a game changer for the Web and performant, cross- browser execution, WebAssembly is a standard being developed by the W3C group for an efficient, lightweight instruction set. "

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Handshake, ENS and Decentralized Naming Services Explained

"In the next few paragraphs, I will dive deeper into the DNS architecture and compare it to its blockchain based equivalent such as Ethereum Naming Service and Handshake."

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Getting Deep Into EVM: How Ethereum Works Backstage

"In-depth Explanation of What EVM is and How EVM Works."

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Professional Đapp Architecture

"In this article, I will be explaining a foundational architecture that I advise to many of the businesses in the space due to its simplicity, modularity, and platform agnosticism."

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Plasma EVM

"EVM provides such a powerful turing-complete computation so that ethereum can run a general program, also known as smart contract. Plasma EVM is a new version of Plasma that can execute EVM in plasma chain, and its clients can be based on current ethereum clients (go-ethereum, py-evm, parity)."

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Getting Started as an Ethereum Web Developer

What do you need to start as an ethereum web developer?

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Smart Contracts in Ethereum

"I’ve decided to compile a short guide to ease the way of future programmers learning Ethereum smart contract development. I’ve divided the guide in two sections: how to get started building smart contracts in Ethereum, and a quick note on smart contract security."

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Efficient Zero-Knowledge Range Proofs in Ethereum

Whitepaper.

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Interplanetary Linked Computing: Separating Merkle Computing from Blockchain Computational Courts

"This post is dense and covers various topics: linking to various articles, ideas & code"

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Leaf-Node weakness in Bitcoin Merkle Tree Design

The highly technical article that explains the weakness in Bitcoin Merkle Tree Design. The author describes technical aspects, costs and remedies for the potential attack.

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