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Let’s Take a Crack at Understanding Distributed Consensus

Blockchains have forced engineers and scientists to re-examine firmly entrenched paradigms in distributed computing. Let’s take a crack at understanding key consensus algorithms — and why they matter.

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It’s not too late to “break in” to crypto

I receive a lot of emails from crypto enthusiasts asking for advice on how to “break in” to crypto. And I totally get it! After all, crypto is a highly technical and multi-disciplinary field that…

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ELI5: What do we mean by “blockchains are trustless”?

Many of us are guilty of describing blockchains as “trustless” systems. However, I’ve come to realize that the term “trustless” is ambiguous, confusing, and most importantly, inaccurate. Blockchains…

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Fundamental challenges with public blockchains

Decentralized exchanges, prediction markets, and asset management platforms are just a few of the exciting applications being explored by blockchain developers. Exciting enough, in fact, to raise…

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

The first Bitcoin paper was first released in 2008. My excitement about the potential of blockchain technology has been building ever since. Decentralized digital currency, once just a far-fetched…

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