The contrarian, thoughtful piece on token investing.
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."
“In simple terms, cryptoeconomics is the use of incentives and cryptography to design new kinds of systems, applications, and networks.”
Preethi Kasireddy on blockchain scalability. Analysed solutions: SegWit, 2 MB Block size, Off-chain state channels, Sharding, Plasma, Off-chain computations, etc.
Fred Erhsam on the economic incentives to contribute to a blockchain’s core protocols (private funding, public crowdfunding, inflation funding).
Two ways of solving ethereum scalability problem: sharding and "layer 2" protocol.
(January 2018) State of decentralization in bitcoin and etherum.
A really good framework for assessing crypto assets.
The analysis of cons of on-chain governance.
"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."
Vitalik Buterin explains architectural, political and logical types of decentralization. He digs into three reasons for decentralisation: fault tolerance, stack resistance and collision resistance.
ERC20 token, ERC721, Approve() / Transform(), Bonded Curve Token, Curation Market, Liquid Token, Market Maker and Token Curated Registry explained.
Balaji S. Srinivasan's deep analysis of tokens.
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.
Why bitcoin may be the end of the firm and the beginning of the decentralized organization.
Cryptography, distributed systems, politics and economics aspects of bitcoin explained.