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Fat protocols are not an investment thesis

The contrarian, thoughtful piece on token investing.

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Seeking Consensus on Consensus - DPOS or Delegated Proof of Stake and the Two Generals' Problem

The analysis of the two generals problem "also known as the coordination problem. In blockchains we call it the consensus problem. In the financial cryptography world, it’s the double spend problem, and in databases, atomicity."

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Making Sense of “Cryptoeconomics”

“In simple terms, cryptoeconomics is the use of incentives and cryptography to design new kinds of systems, applications, and networks.”

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Blockchains don’t scale. Not today, at least. But there’s hope.

Preethi Kasireddy on blockchain scalability. Analysed solutions: SegWit, 2 MB Block size, Off-chain state channels, Sharding, Plasma, Off-chain computations, etc.

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Funding the Evolution of Blockchains

Fred Erhsam on the economic incentives to contribute to a blockchain’s core protocols (private funding, public crowdfunding, inflation funding).

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The Byzantine Generals Problem (1982)

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Ethereum scalability research and development subsidy programs

Two ways of solving ethereum scalability problem: sharding and "layer 2" protocol.

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Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum

(January 2018) State of decentralization in bitcoin and etherum.

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Inflation and Participation in Stake Based Token Protocols

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Cryptoasset Valuations

A really good framework for assessing crypto assets.

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Against on-chain governance

The analysis of cons of on-chain governance.

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Blockchain Governance: Programming Our Future

"This post describes why blockchain governance design is one of the most important problems out there, its critical components, current approaches, potential future approaches, and concludes with suggestions for the community."

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The Meaning of Decentralization

Vitalik Buterin explains architectural, political and logical types of decentralization. He digs into three reasons for decentralisation: fault tolerance, stack resistance and collision resistance.

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Token Lexicon

ERC20 token, ERC721, Approve() / Transform(), Bonded Curve Token, Curation Market, Liquid Token, Market Maker and Token Curated Registry explained.

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Thoughts on Tokens

Balaji S. Srinivasan's deep analysis of tokens.

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Keepers — Workers that Maintain Blockchain Networks

The article explains the value of the different utility players in distributed networks that maintain stability and perform crucial jobs in the crypto-economic model.

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The Slow Death of the Firm

Why bitcoin may be the end of the firm and the beginning of the decentralized organization.

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Why It’s Hard to “Get” Bitcoin: The Blockchain Spectrum

Cryptography, distributed systems, politics and economics aspects of bitcoin explained.

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