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Public Vs Private Blockchain In A Nutshell

"When people get into blockchain, there’s a natural discussion about what type of blockchain, because blockchain comes in many different types."

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Tuur Demeester's Bearish Case for Ethereum

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How Cryptocurrency Wallet Works?

"Cryptocurrency wallet is an application that stores private keys and public addresses and used to manage (store, send or receive) cryptocurrency."

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The Entire History of You Is Being Sold by Jesse Leimgruber (Devcon4)

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Custodial vs. Non-custodial Wallets

"Decentralization is the key idea of the blockchain technology. Despite game-changing and disruptive features, blockchain still has some hurdles related to security issues."

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I did not expect this result from the poll. It's clear to me that developers leaving doesn't kill a blockchain, it can continue operating without new development indefinitely. Look at Litecoin for example...

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The externalities of blockchain protocols

"An externality is a cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit."

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Satoshi Has No Clothes: Failures in On-Chain Privacy by Ian Miers (Devcon4)

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The “Bitcoin mining death spiral” debate explained

"Bitcoin is not going into a “mining death spiral.”

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I doubt that there is going to be a direct mass-adoption of Bitcoin. Nobody mass-adopted gold. The coins that were made out of it were the killer app. People used coins in their daily lives because it was easy. And they will do the same with things 'made out of Bitcoin'.

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A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF HOW MONEY MOVES AROUND THE BANKING SYSTEM

"In this article, I hope to change this situation by giving a very simple, but hopefully not oversimplified, survey of the landscape."

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VC’s coming into Crypto Panel | Blockstack - Hong Kong

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Cryptoasset Research: Monero (XMR)

"The origins of Monero date back to the CryptoNote white paper that was published in 2012 by a pseudonymous author by the name of Nicolas van Saberhagen. The first implementation of the protocol was Bytecoin, but after the controversy surrounding the timeline of launch as well as a pre-mine it was forked to Bitmonero, which shortly after was forked again into Monero."

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How do blockchains die? They either break at consensus-level (e.g., deep reorgs) or market cap goes to zero (tech works but no one cares).

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Unpacking Bitcoin’s Social Contract

"A framework for skeptics"

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Bitcoin Q&A: Proof-of-work changes

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The Economy of the Future Won’t Rely on Money

"Conventional currency will one day be regarded as an ancient religion we outgrew"

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The only job security you'll find in the 21st century is within yourself - your own ability to adapt to dynamic market conditions.

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