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Reto Trinkler & Mona El Isa: The Polkadot Protocol – One Blockchain To Connect Them All

System scalability and extensibility of system features are two central problems around which research in the cryptocurrency / blockchain industry has centered. For example, the Blockstream sidechains project foresaw hundreds of blockchains coordinating together to form an ‘Internet of Chains’ delivering extensibility to the Bitcoin system. Recently, Dr. Gavin Wood, co-founder of Ethereum and Parity,…

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Zcash in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Andreas Antonopoulos: Pre-launch thoughts on Zcash. I downloaded and ran the test net version, and did some test transactions. I read the implementation of zkSNARKs and understood 30% of it, apparently that’s generous. From a scaling perspective, Zcash has significantly bigger challenges than Bitcoin or Ethereum, but it works very well collaboratively with other chains….

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Charles Hoskinson & Alex Chepurnoy: IOHK, Scorex And The Case For Ethereum Classic

From BitShares to his central role during the inception of Ethereum Charles Hoskinson has continually influenced key projects in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. After departing the Ethereum project in 2014, he has recently stepped back into the limelight by pledging support and resources to turn the fledgling Ethereum fork ETC into a viable project….

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Augur a Decentralized, Crowdsourced Prediction Market Built On Ethereum

Prediction markets are fascinating financial instruments which have proven to be accurate at making predictions on things like the outcome of elections, geopolitical events and sporting events. But in our heavily regulated financial world, they are the subject of much controversy. In 2013 for instance, a well-known US prediction market, Intrade, was forced to shut…

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Ethereum: Consensus vs Immutability

A LTB Live debate about the balance of consensus and immutability in Ethereum. The emergence of Ethereum Classic (ETC) creates a new paradigm for hard-fork currencies with two parallel systems (ETH and ETC). Can both survive? Should one dominate? Join the hosts Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Andreas M. Antonopoulos and guests Martin Köppelmann,…

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Another Mainstream Media Interview With Craig Wright Plagues the Bitcoin Community

Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto in an interview with Dr. Nicolas T. Courtois, a lecturer in cryptography at University College London and Stuart McGurk, GQ’s senior commissioning editor. Bitcoin is a Cryptocurrency that was released back in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central…

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An Interview With Ralph Merkle: Revolutionizing Democracy Using DAOs

Legendary scientist and cryptography pioneer Ralph Merkle joined Epicenter Bitcoin to discuss his recent paper on DAOs. Merkle examined how the voting mechanisms in today’s democracies are flawed and how a decentralized, transparent DAO making decisions using prediction markets could create more efficient democratic systems. Topics covered included: – Merkle proofs, Merkle Roots and his…

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Manfred Karrer on Bitsquare – The Decentralized Open-Soure Cryptocurrency-Fiat Exchange

Exchanges are often criticized as a central point of failure of the cryptocurrency space. This isn’t without justification as, in recent years, we have seen a number of exchanges get hacked, robbed, or embezzled by their founders, which is far from insignificant. One proposed alternative are decentralized exchanges that would allow people make peer-to-peer trades…

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Don Tapscott: Blockchain Revolution

In an interview with McKinsey’s Rik Kirkland, Tapscott explains how blockchains— an open-source distributed database using state-of-the-art cryptography— may facilitate collaboration and tracking of all kinds of transactions and interactions. Tapscott, coauthor of the new book Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, also believes the technology could…

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Martin Köppelmann: Gnosis – The Ethereum Prediction Market

Few things arouse excitement among free market believers and enthusiasts of decentralization as prediction markets do. By allowing people to bet on any range of outcomes they promise more efficient markets and better information. Few people have worked with as much dedication on making the promise of prediction markets a reality as Martin Köppelmann. After…

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