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How open is too open?

"On transparency, governance, and the challenge of keeping Ethereum alive"

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Building the New Financial System from the Ground Up by Elizabeth Stark from Lightning Labs

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Beyond CryptoKitties: 10 Trends That Defined the Year in Crypto Gaming

"Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital sound goods that are unique and openly programmable by nature. Here’s a list of the top headlines and stories affecting non-fungible tokens this year, followed by a list of predictions for 2019."

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The underlying driver of most crypto narratives is that it has a lot of smart/quiet people working on it and a lot of loud/dumb people investing in it.

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A Flood of Questionable Cryptocurrency Offerings

"As cryptocurrency startups raised billions of dollars over the last two years, hundreds used deceptive and even fraudulent tactics to lure in investors hunting for quick riches in this new, volatile market. The Journal reviewed nearly 3,300 crypto offerings and found about 16% of them, or 513, showed signs of plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns."

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One of the biggest scams in crypto is the number of people that call non-scams, scams.

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Crypto, Beyond Silk Road

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Exploring the Emerging Crypto Debt Markets

"Today’s global debt markets are robust — transmitting trillions of dollars in value across a multitude of services that allow the economy to operate at never before seen scale. But while efficiency continues to increase, there are still a number of foundational issues that plague existing credit markets including a lack of transparency and a general over-reliance on trusted third parties."

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Bitcoin Q&A: Key management and inheritance planning

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A data-driven look at dApp adoption in 2018

"2018 was the year when crypto went from mainstream hype and speculation mania to a sobering price crash. While most mainstream headlines have focused on the price crash, most people in the space are well aware that loads of interesting products are currently being built out."

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Bitcoin is a nuclear cockroach. It will survive.

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Uncertainty Wednesday: Investing, Perception Risk and Crypto

"In investing there is uncertainty about returns. Some investments do well, others do poorly. But that is not the only risk that investors are concerned about when they are investing professionally on behalf of others. "

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Why Blockchain: Daniel Larimer at Virginia Tech

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22 Ideas to Explore with 0x

"Inspiration to move the tokenized economy forward"

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Crypto may be a way to export western financial products with strong rule-of-law (USD, S&P 500, etc.) to people in countries that don’t normally have access to such instruments.

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What do you legally “own” with Bitcoin? A short introduction to krypto-property

“Ownership” is more than mere control; it is a legal concept and law is a local phenomenon. Accordingly, when you ask yourself whether and how something is owned, it’s generally a safe assumption to begin, in the first instance, by looking at the governing law of the asset and asking what that governing law says.'

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The decentralisation of centralised services

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How Cryptography Redefines Private Property

"To fully understand the significance of public-key cryptography, we must first take a few steps back and understand how our society is principally organized around the concept of property."

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