Tezos Explained: “A supposed onchain governance”

While consensus protocols opened up a whole new world of possibilities, it also started a separate conversation about the human governance of these systems. While more objectively about the source code underlying these communal systems, these discussion inadvertently diverted our attention to the world we want to live in and our relationships with one another […]

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The current state of Ethereum education

Recently, ETH Prize conducted 84 core Ethereum community developer interviews in an effort to diagnose problems with the developer experience, education and other aspects of the dev tooling. These interviews asked a mix of the following questions… What do you do? What are the tools/libraries/frameworks you use? What are your biggest frustrations? What tools don’t […]

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Explain public key cryptography to me…

A breakdown of what public key cryptography is Public key cryptography is a field of cryptography which solves the key distribution problem involved with the symmetrical encryption. It is a type of cryptosystem that separates the dual functionalities of a traditional cipher key into two seperate keys. Okay, let’s talk about what that exactly means… […]

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Cryptography vs Encryption

Often mixed up: cryptography != encryption Cryptography is a field of practice surrounding secure communications. Encryption on the other hand is a two way mathematical operation that makes information unusable; producing a ciphertext. It’s primary objective is to ensure the privacy of the information. Encryption is simply one part of the puzzle belonging to the field […]

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(Draft v0.1) Before Bitcoin: Pt.4 — 00s “New Millenium”

People think this whole crypto-blockchain movement started with Bitcoin. They could not be more wrong. Before Bitcoin is a series which aims to give you a historical perspective of cryptocurrency’s technology and philosophy. We dive into the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. I advise you to read the previous parts to this series otherwise you […]

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(Draft v0.1) Before Bitcoin Pt.3 — 90s “Cryptowars”

Part Three’s Notes Before Bitcoin is a series which aims to give you a historical perspective of cryptocurrency’s technology and philosophy. This is Part Three of the series. If you haven’t read the previous sections, it is highly recommended that you do so… Part One: 1970s, Part Two: 1980s In Part One, I wrote about the […]

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(Draft v0.1) Before Bitcoin Pt.2 — 80s “The Origins of Decentralization”

Part Two’s Notes Before Bitcoin is a series which aims to give you a historical perspective of cryptocurrency’s technology and philosophy. This is Part Two of the series. If you haven’t read Part One, it is highly recommended that you do so in order for you to fully understand (click here) In Part One, I wrote […]

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