An explanation of zk-SNARKs (Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge).
"This essay aims to provide a coherent framework through which one can understand these trade-offs and how they impact some of the predominant narratives in crypto such as digital gold, programmable money, censorship resistance, and permissionless-ness."
A comprehensive framework for a cryptoassets valuations.
The post explains ways of quantifying decentralization (minimum Nakamoto coefficient ). Highly technical.
"In a potential future where whole organizations are governed by smart contract code, there is an immense need for proper security"
The major ideas behind the Bitcoin protocol in a clear, easily comprehensible way.
Vitalik Buterin on a blockchain's privacy issues, encryption, indistinguishability obfuscation, obfuscated smart contract, secure multi-party computation, SNARKs and ring signatures.
A detailed explanation of ethereum that covers technical details explained in a beginner-friendly way.
The article describes bitcoin network effects and threat models.
"how blockchains, and in particular public blockchains that implement cryptocurrencies, increase social scalability, even at a dreadful reduction in computational efficiency and scalability."
This is where it all began.