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Sponsored Burning for TCR

"Creating revenue for token curated registries members"

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Token Bonding Curves Explained

"Now that all the ICO madness is dying down, a new form of token distribution seems to suddenly be taking off out of seemingly nowhere: the continuous token bonding curve. It’s a cleverly designed contract that creates its own market for the token without relying on exchanges."

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Introducing Continuous Organizations

"Aligning stakeholders’ interests in an organization is hard. The current fundraising models (ICO or private fundraising) impose significant limitations on the mechanisms available to align stakeholders’ interests. A Continuous Organization (CO) is a new model designed to make organizations more fluid and more robust by overcoming those limitations. Using the Continuous Organization model, organizations can set themselves in continuous fundraising mode while benefiting from solid and flexible mechanisms to align stakeholders’ interests in their financial success."

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What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon?

"we ask: what is the larger socio-economic impact of systems like Bitcoin, and who benefits?"

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Bulletproofs: The New Kid in Blockchain Security Land

"Bulletproofs, was originally published in a 2017 whitepaper from Stanford University and quickly became an area of research within the blockchain community. With the announcement, Monero becomes the first cryptocurrency to adopt bulletproofs as a privacy protocol."

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Raiden Transport Explained

"The Raiden Network relies heavily on nodes being able to exchange messages in a timely manner in order to facilitate token transfers. Hence, the transport of these messages is a crucial component of the Raiden Network."

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What Are Atomic Swaps? The Most Comprehensive Guide Ever!

"Atomic Swaps has the potential of completely revolutionizing the money transfer system in the crypto world. To put it in simple terms, atomic swaps will enable people to directly trade with one another wallet-to-wallet."

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An Introduction to the Block-Lattice

"Today, we take a look at the system architecture underlying these next-gen payment cryptocurrencies, the so-called block-lattice, and compare it to its predecessor, the blockchain."

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Lessons Learned Squatting ENS Domains

".eth domains are handled by a Vickrey Auction—the winner only pays as much as the second place bidder was willing to spend. If I had bid what the domain was actually worth to me, maybe I’d really appreciate this feature. However I didn’t take the process seriously and as a result I lost it all. Fueled by remorse I began a post-mortem to understand exactly how my adversary had foiled me."

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Do Security Tokens Need a New Blockchain? Benefits and Challenges [Part I]

"If we stripped down all the technical complexities, the idea of a blockchain for security tokens boils down to a very simple question: can we represent ownership effectively by simply using smart contracts? Mathematically, ownership can be represented as a relationship between an identity(owner) and an asset. Conceptually, ownership has to have some basic properties: it has to be verifiable, transferable and accrue value based on market dynamics."

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Utility vs. Security Tokens and China’s Leadership

"I’ve gotten a lot of interest from my Chinese readers on my post on Security Token Offerings (STOs). Academics and entrepreneurs from China have contacted me on WeChat to discuss it. China might lead the world in the adoption of blockchain. Alibaba patents, Bitmain’s hardware and IPO, and how Singapore projects that are partnering with Chinese businesses are just some major indications of this."

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The State of the Token Market - 9 months into 2018

The deep analysis of the token market.

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Class of 2017 - one year later

Ey study: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The Class of 2017 - one year later. October 19, 2018.

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Cryptoasset - Taxonomy Report 2018

Crypto Compare Cryptoassets Taxonomy Report 2018.

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The Elephant in the Room: Security and Privacy Protocols in Security Tokens

"When comes to security tokens, security and privacy protocols are not only a technically challenging and often intimidating subject but also one that can challenge the current foundation of crypto-securities. From all the aspects missing in the current generation of security token architectures, security and privacy are the ones I feel can break the premise of the entire ecosystem."

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Bitcoin and the bubble theory of money

"A few months ago Vijay Boyapati asked me to "steel-man" the bubble theory of money. The bubble theory of money, which can originally be found in a few old Moldbug posts, has been used by Vijay and others to explain the emergence of bitcoin and make predictions about its future."

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Privacy in Cryptocurrencies: An Overview

"To be a more informed developer, investor, or participant in cryptocurrencies, it is important to understand what privacy actually means in a cryptoeconomic system. We wrote this post to share our perspective on this skill."

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An Introduction to Auction Theory: Blockchain Edition

"Whether it’s a lock of Elvis Presley’s hair, used items on Ebay, or bitcoin seized by the government from criminals, auctions commonly happen when the seller isn’t sure of what the value of the item is or when ownership changes from public to private entities. This can include natural resources, seized goods, rare items, land, government contract procurement, etc."

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