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#HashBased for week 17/2020

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Worth reading How to Resist Censorship with Bitcoin Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck Academe Harald Kinateder, Vassilios G. Papavassiliou, Calendar effects in Bitcoin returns and volatility, Finance Research Letters, 2019, 101420, in press Raúl Zambrano, Taming the Beast: Harnessing Blockchains in Developing Country Governments, Front. Blockchain, 08 January 2020 Kuang-Chieh Yen, Hui-Pei Cheng, Economic policy uncertainty and cryptocurrency volatility, Finance Research Letters, 2020, 101428, in press Charles Perez, Karina Sokolova, Malick Konate, […]

#HashBased for week 1/2020

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading Bitcoin 2019 Annual Review by Jameson Lopp The Political Philosophy Of RadicalxChange by E. Glen Weyl The Great Race to Crypto Banking Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain Central Bank Digital Currencies: 4 Questions and Answers Lightning Network Traffic Analysis Raises Questions Over Fees and Privacy Bitcoin’s 2019 in Lightning: What This Year Brought Us The 1.x Files: The […]

#HashBased for week 51

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading Sorry, but cryptocurrency will likely make you uncomfortable in 2020 by Mike Orcutt Crypto’s Valachi Papers by Michael del Castillo BDoS: Blockchain Denial of Service by Ittay Eyal Perpetual Swaps: Comparisons and Findings by Su Zhu and Hasu Ranking Crypto Assets by Auditability  In support of the proof of work [un]fair launch by Nic Carter (Have seen interesting articles? Send me your […]

#HashBased for week 50

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading A Cautious Retrospective on Bitcoin by Jeffrey A. Tucker  (AIER) A Look at Innovation in Bitcoin’s Technology Stack by Lucas Nuzzi (see infographic below) Vertcoin (VTC) was 51% attacked Blockchain Isn’t as Unbreakable as You Think by Stuart Madnick Forget the paper trail — blockchain set to shake up trade financ Academe (Have seen interesting papers? Send me your suggestions) […]

#hashbased for week 48

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later by Vitalik Buterin Manhattan U.S. Attorney arrests someone working at the Ethereum Foundation for assisting North Korea in evading sanctions Freedom Is Meaningless Under Insurmountable Debt Measuring Blockchain Decentralization by ConsenSys Research Academe (Have seen interesting papers? Send me your suggestions) Tetsuya Takaishi, Rough volatility of Bitccoin, Finance Research Letters, 2019, 101379, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2019.101379 […]

#hashbased for week 47

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Bitcoin energy consumption is comparable to a medium-sized developed country (~50-75 TWh) and there are doubts that it can be made more sustainable. Another issues related to bitcoin mining are CO2 emissions and generation of electronic waste. The waste is mainly from discarded ASICS, which can be used only for mining Bitcoin – most ASICS end up being incinerated when new models […]

#hashbased for week 46

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Here they come: Peter Rudegeair and Liz Hoffman report in WSJ on Google’s ambitions to move into fintech and banking. The company is launching “Cache”, a service that will allow users opening checking accounts. This follows a similar announcement from Amazon, while Apple is already offering financial services in collaboration with Goldman Sachs. At the same time Facebook is launching Libra, its own […]

#hashbased for week 45

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand John Griffin and Amin Shams, authors of the 2018 article “Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?“ have dropped an update on SSRN. The article is worth reading. It has been heavily criticized on Twitter but some of the major conclusions and their implications have not been really addressed yet. We will see this paper being discussed for many weeks to come. AbstractThis paper investigates […]

China’s digital currency

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Well, that’s an interesting turn of events. China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), revealed that its central bank digital currency (CBDC) “can now be said to be ready“. The new CBDC will not be available to the public and will not compete with commercial bank deposits. It will be used by the PBoC and commercial banks for settlement of transactions. This may increase transparency of the Chinese banking system and create some […]