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Dharma ❤ Layer Two - Dharma Blog

At Dharma, we share the same dilemma faced by many projects that rely on cryptocurrency — how can we effectively scale? It's been two weeks since we launched peer-to-peer payments, and the feature's quick growth and corresponding resource…

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Start Building | Ethereum

Learn the basics of Ethereum with Ethereum Studio, our web-based IDE where you can create and test smart contracts, and build a front end for them. A Hello World style template that deploys a smart contract with a configurable message, and renders…

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Lawsuit alleges that Binance confiscated nearly $300k in crypto from former community moderator amid dispute in 2018

A lawsuit was filed last week against crypto exchange Binance The lawsuit was filed by Steven Reynolds, who claims to be a former service provider to Binance Reynolds – who said he worked for the firm between July and December 2017 –…

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues 'stay-at-home' executive order

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has issued a stay-at-home executive order for the state as the battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus continues. The Commonwealth currently has more than 1,020 cases, with 25 deaths realted to the coronavirus.

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Conditional proof of stake hashcash

This is a writeup of an idea that I introduced at the meetup in Bangkok here: Proof of work was proposed in the 1990s originally as a form of email spam prevention by Dwork and Naor here. The idea is that a…


Semaphore RLN, rate limiting nullifier for spam prevention in anonymous p2p setting

Thanks to HarryR for review and suggesting using shamir secret sharing here instead of weak key cryptography. Using semaphore we use nullifiers to limit the rate at which someone can signal. However if someone breaks this we cannot punish them…


All the Ways You Can Surf the Decentralized Web Today

The decentralized web is here. It's growing fast and is easier than ever to use. A normal website has two basic components: a web server where the website files are stored, and a DNS name to access the website in a human-friendly way. A…

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How Bitcoin's Price Slump Is Changing the Geography of Mining

Although China remains, by far, the leading region for bitcoin mining, the coronavirus downturn is changing the picture in other geographies. According to Thomas Heller, business director of one of the world's largest bitcoin mining operations…


Taleb Says It's Too Late for Tail-Risk Hedging, Slams Stimulus

$2 trillion package called bailout for investors, corporations Governments could have stopped ‘white swan' pandemic, he says Nassim Taleb, the former options trader who predicted the 2008 financial crisis in his bestseller “The Black…


WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments

A drug combo already used against HIV. A malaria treatment first tested during World War II. A new antiviral whose promise against Ebola fizzled last year. Could any of these drugs hold the key to saving COVID-19 patients from serious harm or…

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#5 - Crypto Memes Good

Level up your open finance game 5 times a week. Subscribe to the Bankless program below. Listen to episode 5 | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube | RSS Feed Most people identify memes are internet images with text, or reaction gifs. Memes are much more…


Microsoft partners Plaid to turn Excel into a fintech app

Please read our Privacy Policy. News and resources on retail banking, consumer finance and reinventing customer experience in finance. For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news and flashes and weekly job board. Editorial | what does this…


Silicon Valley Bank Announces COVID-19 Response & Community Support

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today announced COVID-19 Response & Community Support initiatives that stem from SVB's mission to…


Stepping out during stay-at-home order could get you in trouble

TRENTON - A stay-at-home order hasn't helped some people stay out of trouble, authorities say. The state Attorney General's Office on Friday released a rap sheet of alleged offenses by South Jersey residents who might have been better off if they'd…


Community Epidemiology In Action | a website for the Co-Epi (Community Epidemiology In Action) project

To fully unleash the power of community epidemiology (CoEpi), we are creating an app that empowers people to leverage their personal social network for better awareness of granular infection risks. The CoEpi app will have utmost regard for personal…


The Mechanics of the War Economy

What is happening now would have been unimaginable not long ago. It was only unimaginable because it had never happened in our lifetimes. However, if one studied history one would have seen that it happened so regularly in the past that one would…


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