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Coming soon: The Biggest Crypto On-Ramps Ever

"As a venture firm that has been deploying capital to the crypto space for over 6 years, we see a plethora of future catalysts for crypto adoption but we often circle back to the question: What would be the biggest catalysts?"

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Two Point Oh: Randomness

"Let's talk about random numbers and how we'll make them happen in Ethereum 2.0. What is RANDAO? What is VDF? How do they go together?"

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EXCHANGE REVIEW - APRIL2019

"Our review focuseson analyses that relate to exchange volumes, andincludes ananalysis of the highest volume producing jurisdictions, as well as market segmentation by exchange fee model."

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Digesting ‘Quantification of energy and carbon costs for mining cryptocurrencies’

"Unpacking the article in Nature"

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Unpacking Bitcoin’s Assurances

"Dis-aggregating the system’s guarantees"

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How to scale Bitcoin (without changing a thing)

"Why Bitcoin banks need to prove their solvency"

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Bitcoin’s Security is Fine

"This article comprehensively addresses concerns around Bitcoin’s security model which is funded by the block subsidy and transaction fees."

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Random Walks Across The Aisle: Introducing Certainty Through Randomness in Electoral Systems

"The world sometimes feels chaotic & random. What if adding more randomness made it less so?"

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How To Launch Your IEO: Guide For Projects + List of Exchanges

"Hardly anybody who are interested in cryptocurrency, recently haven’t heard about IEO. The abbreviation meaning Initial Exchange Offering implicates prosecution of project tokensale on a crypto exchange. If explain easier — this is an ICO, in which one or another exchange acts as a guarantor and venue."

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Platforms for a Post-Industrial Civilization

"Platforms for a Post-Industrial Civilization"

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Blockchains are Bureaucracies par Excellence

"In this post, I propose this development represents an important step in the evolution of bureaucracy. That may sound counterintuitive given this term’s common association with inefficiency and excessive paper-shuffling. But once we understand the essence of bureaucratic organization, it will become clear that blockchain networks are actually bureaucracies par excellence."

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Resource Distribution and Power Dynamics in Decentralized Networks

"The idealized vision of decentralized networking and socio-economic coordination triggered by the invention of Bitcoin continues to inspire entrepreneurs and drive innovation. Meanwhile, it is increasingly acknowledged within the broader crypto community that though the idealists are onto something, these emerging social systems are far from immune to problems and inequalities that have plagued human institutions historically."

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How Do Liquid Tokens Work?

"A Liquid Token is a smart contract which acts as an automated market maker by regulating the buying and selling of a token along a predetermined price curve, with a single pool of collateral to back it up."

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Understanding the Generalized Plasma Architecture

"This post goes into more detail about the architecture for those who are interested in how things work under the hood."

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Rewriting History: A Brief Introduction to Long Range Attacks

"One of the greatest threats against Proof of Stake protocols is Long Range attacks. Due to the existence of Weak Subjectivity and Costless Simulation, these attacks are more dangerous than in Proof of Work protocols."

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The History of Lightning: From Brainstorm to Beta

"As such, the Lightning Network, the long-awaited Bitcoin overlay network for cheap and instant transactions, is by many of its developers considered safe enough to use on Bitcoin’s mainnet: a major milestone for the technology that has been years in the making. This is the story so far."

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Value Capture and Quantification: Cryptocapital vs Cryptocommodities

"The majority of cryptoassets are shaping up to be capital assets in nature, whereas many early examples like bitcoin are better characterized as commodities, with a subset poised to become commodity monies. Within the burgeoning capital asset field of crypto, some closely resemble equity, others more closely resemble debt, and others have a bizarre enough mix of capabilities and value streams to be unrecognizable from prior renditions of capital assets."

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5 Differences between Cosmos & Polkadot

"Although there are many posts explaining and highlighting the differences between the two, I believe most “Cosmos vs Polkadot” posts today are either biased or lack nuance. This blog post is an attempt to create a deeper discussion about the two projects, from architectural trade-offs to philosophical differences."

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