In this specific case, I trust it because it agrees with the other signals that I was aware of at the time (long-form discussions on Reddit, long-form posts on that github thread, opinions of people I personally know……). Edit: you… Continue Reading →
I think the simplest answer to these questions is, there are some researchers in Stanford that we think have been doing very good work solving problems in cryptography and other fields relevant to the blockhain/cryptocurrency space, and we gave them… Continue Reading →
I replied why I disagree with your anti-immutability position (not the same as disagreeing with anti-immutability in general!) in tweets, but for the benefit of the public I’ll summarize. My summary of “Zamfirian anti-immutabilism” is as follows: it is highly… Continue Reading →
> Therefore I anticipate that we will someday see cryptographic breaks using tricks from complex (or higher dimensional) analysis. In some sense this is what elliptic curve pairings are.
Missed a few that I’m proud of! 13. ethresear.ch has turned into a reputable research venue with significant amounts of activity happening in multiple areas, including Plasma, sharding, Casper, economics, ZK-SNARKs, and many high-quality contributors. 14. Barry Whitehat’s work on using… Continue Reading →
“Decentralization” is one of the words that is used in the cryptoeconomics space the most frequently, and is often even viewed as a… Continue reading on Medium »
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Ethereum Foundation Grants Update We’ve been hard at work getting to know so many amazing people and projects, and are extremely excited to announce the recipients of the Wave 3 of the Ethereum Foundation Grants Program! We kicked off 2018… Continue Reading →
Ethereum Foundation Grants Update We’ve been hard at work getting to know so many amazing people and projects, and are extremely excited to announce the recipients of the Wave III of the Ethereum Foundation Grants Program! We kicked off 2018… Continue Reading →
Přátelé. Just a quick update today! Applications for sponsorships, scholarships, student discounts and builder discounts will be up until 11:59PM PST on July 24th. After that, there will no longer be a way to submit an application for these tracks…. Continue Reading →
Plasma Debit (see https://ethresear.ch/t/plasma-debit-arbitrary-denomination-payments-in-plasma-cash/2198) explicitly calls itself a Plasma flavor, and is arguably much closer to an account-based model than a UTXO-based one; in fact, it seems to have very similar properties to what this is proposing. So I do… Continue Reading →
The Swarm Team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Swarm client v0.3, the third proof-of-concept release (POC3) of the Ethereum Swarm client. The POC3 code is now merged into the official go-ethereum repository’s master branch. Swarm 0.3 has… Continue Reading →
No. But if your argument is that “even with all of their power, miners were unable to push through even highly popular block size increases, therefore governance really is effective at preventing controversial changes”, then that means that PoS nodes… Continue Reading →
> (since fraud proofs are still not a solved problem?) IMO they are. See https://github.com/ethereum/research/wiki/A-note-on-data-availability-and-erasure-coding But you’d be right to say that it’s still theoretical and not yet implemented in a live network.