The Sovereignty of Blockchains
Public blockchains such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hive, and EOS are supranational organizations of people cooperating to reach consensus. This means they exist in a realm beyond the jurisdiction of any country. It is the supranational nature of blockchain that creates the potential to provide freedoms that exist outside the absolute...
EOS Trust Model under One-Token One-Vote
The EOS community will need to reconsider its trust model for CPU billing if it switches to one token one vote.
If we want to decentralize power in society then we must learn lessons from the starfish.
It’s Time for Smarter Contracts
Traditional contracts are fraught with problems, it is time to rethink the structure and enforcability of all contracts whether or not we encode them in software as smart contracts.
Blockchain is a Better Application Server and Database
By the time you do everything necessary to secure a traditional web application and database you will have implimented a blockchain.
EOS Resource Allocation Reimagined
A better approach to allocating CPU and NET resources that makes resources more affordable and easier to understand for developers and users.
Trustless Contracts overcome Artificial Restrictions
Anyone designing smart contracts that attempt to rely upon artificial limits, such as fees or time locks, to enforce a certain game theory outcome should read this article first.
EOS Blockchain Governance Proposal
A proposal to utilize multiple staking pools of different lengths to allocate power and align economic incentives
Explores ways to maximize the quality of those we put in power while preventing the most corrupt from taking over.
Decentralizing in spite of Pareto Principle
An exploration of ways to overcome the pareto principle (aka the 80/20 rule) which forces most systems into control of the of 1%.
DPOS Consensus Algorithm - The Missing White Paper
A detailed explanation of the delegated proof of stake consensus algorithm and why it is robust.
How to build a Decentralized Application without Fees
Blockchain technology currently depends upon transaction fees to prevent spam. These fees suffer all of the known problems with microtransactions that prevent blockchains from being used for necessary low-value transactions. Truly decentralized applications must offer users the appearance of free transactions if they wish to compete with their centralized alternatives....
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