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Now a Nearly $1 Billion Blockchain, Tezos Is Slowly Building Up Its Security

Now a Nearly $1 Billion Blockchain, Tezos Is Slowly Building Up Its Security The number of Tezos bakers is on the rise. The protocol’s term for a validator (its equivalent of bitcoin’s miners), bakers are crucial to ensuring the nascent network’s security. And that’s all the more necessary given the …

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The ‘Dark DAO’ Threat: Vote Vulnerability Could Undermine Crypto Elections

The ‘Dark DAO’ Threat: Vote Vulnerability Could Undermine Crypto Elections Malicious cartels just might be lurking on your blockchain. At least, that’s the latest finding from Cornell University researchers Philip Daian, Tyler Kell, Ian Miers and Ari Juels, who reached the conclusion in a paper published last week on a vote …

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It’s Too Soon for On-Chain Governance

It’s Too Soon for On-Chain Governance Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Blockchain governance is hard. That’s …

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Tezos, A Launch Story: What’s Left Before the $232 Million Tech Goes Live?

Tezos, A Launch Story: What’s Left Before the $232 Million Tech Goes Live? The Tezos Foundation has a message for the community: the code belongs to its users. Revealed in a statement on Monday, the non-profit is now directly pledging to take steps that will find it less involved in …

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The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance)

The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance) Taylor Pearson is the author of “The End of Jobs” and writes about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me. Following acrimonious debates within the bitcoin and ethereum communities over the past few years regarding governance decisions that ended in forks, …

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