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Grin & Beam: Privacy, MimbleWimble & Competition in Trade-offs

"Fast forward to 2019 and the well-received anonymous cryptocurrency proposal has now been implemented by two separate teams, with each making very different trade-offs to realise their aims."

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The Smart Contract War Is Coming - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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Why Bitcoin?

"Brief introduction to the security, privacy, and freedom of your money."

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It’s my hunch that we’ll see many key middleware protocols that grow to be greater in size than the underlying consensus-chains.

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Crowds, Power and Bitcoin

"Bitcoin is a crowd. Crowds can be understood."

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Value Capture at Layer 1 and Layer 2: The Competition and Tradeoffs - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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I Tried to Gauge What Percentage of Cryptocurrency Developers are Female. The Answer: Not Enough.

"I scraped over 1 million code commits to assess gender balance among contributors to top cryptocurrency projects. The results show a distinct lack of female developers."

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I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity....

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Digital Asset Lending via Decentralized Lending Protocols Q2 2019

"An overview of lending activity on decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols Compound, Dharma, dYdX, and MakerDAO"

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The State of Design in Cryptoland - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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A better way to build a blockchain

"BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen’s Chia Network is close to perfecting its “proof of space and time” blockchain by harnessing the wisdom of the coder crowd."

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How many unbanked people have we banked?

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Generation Z Still Not Interested in Cryptocurrencies Despite Impressive Growth

"A recent survey conducted by Business Insider finds very little support for cryptocurrencies as a whole by Generation Z-ers. This is a significant cause for concern as Generation Z currently has a buying power of nearly $44 billion — a number that is growing every year."

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A Race for First Place: Blockchain Technology and Sports - Panel at #EtherealNY 2019

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Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: The ‘Intrinsic Value’ Fallacy

"One of the earliest criticisms of Bitcoin was that the underlying token in the system had no intrinsic value. This point was an area of heavy debate among libertarians and Austrian economists who had become interested in bitcoin as a potential digital alternative to gold in the early stages of the crypto asset’s development."

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Money you hold in a bank account is not really yours at two levels: the bank owns it, and some national government controls the bank at the end of the day. Bitcoin is *really yours* in a way that will open up the possibilities of novel digitally-focused pseudo-nations.

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Bitcoin Is (Probably) Here to Stay

"The resilience of cryptocurrency has a lot to do with the volatility of the real world."

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Plasma - Georgios Konstantopoulos' Keynote at #EtherealNY 2019

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