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Blockchain: Links And Resources (74)

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A (Short) Guide to Blockchain Consensus Protocols
https://www.coindesk.com/short-guide-blockchain-consensus-protocols/

Consensus in Blockchain Systems. In Short.
https://medium.com/@chrshmmmr/consensus-in-blockchain-systems-in-short-691fc7d1fefe

Scholar Blockchain Consensus Algorithms
https://scholar.google.com.ar/scholar?q=blockchain+consensus+algorithms&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X

Understanding Blockchain Consensus Models
https://www.persistent.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/WP-Understanding-Blockchain-Consensus-Models.pdf

Consensus Mechanisms used in Blockchain
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/consensus-mechanisms-used-blockchain-ronald-chan

Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols
https://btcmanager.com/welcome-to-the-world-of-blockchain-consensus-protocols/

Blockchain consensus abstractions
https://cyber.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/peterczaban.pdf

Blockchain Consensus Protocols
https://www.slideshare.net/lablogga/blockchain-consensus-protocols

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (73)

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Bitcoin Gets an Official Upgrade with SegWit; Improved Scaling and Security
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/segregated-witness-segwit-is-officially-live-in-bitcoin-network-scaling-and-security/

Blockchain’s 4 Biggest Assumptions
https://www.coindesk.com/blockchains-4-biggest-assumptions/

The Ethereum Protocol Upgrade Hard Fork is to occur in September 2017. What will happen to Ethereum’s price?
https://www.quora.com/The-Ethereum-Protocol-Upgrade-Hard-Fork-is-to-occur-in-September-2017-What-will-happen-to-Ethereums-price

Roundup #5
https://blog.ethereum.org/2017/08/23/roundup-5/

Ethereum end-to-end test harness
https://github.com/karalabe/hive

Gartner Hype Cycle 2017: Artificial intelligence at peak hype, blockchain heads for disillusionment, but say hello to 5G
http://www.cityam.com/270451/gartner-hype-cycle-2017-artificial-intelligence-peak-hype

Atomic cross-chain trading
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Atomic_cross-chain_trading

Banking Is Only The Beginning: 30 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform
https://www.cbinsights.com/research/industries-disrupted-blockchain

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (72)

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How does merged mining work?
https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/273/how-does-merged-mining-work

What is merged mining – Bitcoin & Namecoin – Litecoin & Dogecoin?
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/what-is-merged-mining-bitcoin-namecoin-litecoin-dogecoin/

Diving Into The Ethereum VM Part III — The Hidden Costs of Arrays
https://medium.com/@hayeah/diving-into-the-ethereum-vm-the-hidden-costs-of-arrays-28e119f04a9b

IOTA price: Building “next generation blockchain” without blocks or chain
http://invezz.com/news/forex/26985-IOTA-Building-next-generation-blockchain-without-blocks-or-chain

11 Blockchain Startups in Alignment with the United Nations SDGs
http://www.influencive.com/11-blockchain-startups-alignment-united-nations-sdgs/

Microsoft’s Ethereum-Friendly Blockchain Framework ‘Coco’ Hits 1,600 Txns/Sec
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/microsofts-ethereum-friendly-blockchain-framework-coco-hits-1600-txnssec/

Ripple Price Sinks as Announcement Doesn’t Live Up to Hype
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ripple-price-sinks-announcement-doesnt-live-hype/

SegWit2x Dev Jeff Garzik Proposes Opt-In Replay Protection for Bitcoin; Critics Call It “Useless”
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/segwit2x-dev-jeff-garzik-proposes-opt-in-replay-protection-but-critics-call-it-useless/

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (71)

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SegWit2x Could be in Trouble as Bitwala Becomes First Signatory to Renege on New York Agreement
https://cointelegraph.com/news/segwit2x-could-be-in-trouble-as-bitwala-becomes-first-signatory-to-renege-on-new-york-agreement

Bitcoin Scaling: Jeff Garzik AsicBoost Comments Lead to Frustration
https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-scaling-jeff-garzik-asicboost-comments-lead-to-frustration

Jihan Wu: Bitmain May Likely Accept AsicBoost Kill Code
https://cointelegraph.com/news/jihan-wu-bitmain-may-likely-accept-asicboost-kill-code

Antonopoulos On AsicBoost: “Let’s Turn It Off”
https://cointelegraph.com/news/antonopoulos-on-asicboost-lets-turn-it-off

Antpool, ASICBOOST Share Blame for Bitcoin Network Delays
https://cointelegraph.com/news/antpool-asicboost-share-blame-for-bitcoin-network-delays

With SegWit Activated, Is AsicBoost Still a Problem?
https://themerkle.com/is-asicboost-still-a-problem-with-segwit-activating-on-the-network/

What is ASICBOOST?
https://themerkle.com/what-is-asicboost/

How does AsicBoost work?
https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/43579/how-does-asicboost-work/43620#43620

AsicBoost ­ A Speedup for Bitcoin Mining
http://www.math.rwth-aachen.de/~Timo.Hanke/AsicBoostWhitepaperrev5.pdf

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (70)

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BTC vs BCH Hash rate, block tie
http://fork.lol/pow/hashrateabs
http://fork.lol/blocks/time

Why Bcash Mining Shouldn’t Affect Bitcoin Much (But Bitcoin Mining Could Ruin Bcash)
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/why-bcash-mining-shouldnt-affect-bitcoin-much-bitcoin-mining-could-ruin-bcash/

Photos: Inside one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines
https://qz.com/1055126/photos-china-has-one-of-worlds-largest-bitcoin-mines/

Manufacturing Giant Midea Wants to Put Bitcoin Miners in Household Appliances
https://www.coindesk.com/manufacturing-giant-midea-wants-to-put-bitcoin-miners-in-household-appliances/

Bamboo compiler started producing EVM bytecode
https://medium.com/@pirapira/bamboo-compiler-started-producing-evm-bytecode-6a55e4633de9

Bamboo: a morphing smart contract language
https://github.com/pirapira/bamboo

Rootstock Etherparty Deal Will ‘Accelerate Bitcoin Smart Contract Adoption’
https://cointelegraph.com/news/rootstock-etherparty-deal-will-accelerate-bitcoin-smart-contract-adoption

Blockchain Tech Will Power Future Real Estate Market
https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-tech-will-power-future-real-estate-market

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Artificial Intelligence: Links And Resources (38)

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A New Beginning to Deep Learning
http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/08/new-beginning-deep-learning.html

Why Artificial Intelligence is Different from Previous Technology Waves
https://unsupervisedmethods.com/why-artificial-intelligence-is-different-from-previous-technology-waves-764d7710df8b

What Will Stop AI’s Momentum?
https://unsupervisedmethods.com/what-will-stop-ais-momentum-1ad2666d6d39

Machine Learning for Humans
https://medium.com/machine-learning-for-humans/why-machine-learning-matters-6164faf1df12
Simple, plain-English explanations accompanied by math, code, and real-world examples

A Guide to Understanding AI Toolkits
http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/08/guide-understanding-ai-toolkits.html

Ideas on interpreting machine learning
https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/ideas-on-interpreting-machine-learning
Mix-and-match approaches for visualizing data and interpreting machine learning models and results

Adopting AI in the Enterprise: Ford Motor Company
https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/adopting-ai-in-the-enterprise-ford-motor-company

A lesson in prescriptive modeling
https://www.oreilly.com/learning/a-lesson-in-prescriptive-modeling

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (69)

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$700 and Rising: What’s Driving the Price of Bitcoin Cash?
https://www.coindesk.com/700-rising-whats-driving-price-bitcoin-cash/

Scorex 2.0 Core
https://github.com/ScorexFoundation/Scorex
Scorex core is less than 4K lines of Scala code

Roadmap: Currency and Content Protection
https://blog.highfidelity.com/roadmap-currency-and-content-protection-8b4de8acd1f3

MANA Token Launch Recap
https://blog.decentraland.org/mana-token-launch-recap-eed3a3ce212

Criptoeconomía: el Salvaje Oeste de la ciencia maldita
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2054676-criptoeconomia-el-salvaje-oeste-de-la-ciencia-maldita

NEO, formerly Antshares, is China’s first ever open source blockchain
https://neo.org

NEO White Paper
http://docs.neo.org/en-us/index.html
Smart Contract Compiler and IDE Plugin

The Long Road to SegWit: How Bitcoin’s Biggest Protocol Upgrade Became Reality
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/long-road-segwit-how-bitcoins-biggest-protocol-upgrade-became-reality/

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (68)

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Bitcoin Tech Talk Mission
https://bitcointechtalk.com/bitcoin-tech-talk-mission-60941fd66832

“The Real Flippening” – Bitcoin’s Now Bigger Than Paypal
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-14/real-flippenig-bitcoins-now-bigger-paypal

Codius is Open Source
https://ripple.com/insights/codius-is-open-source/

Blockchain Global Summit
http://www.bitkan.com/event

FinnoSummit
http://www.finnovista.com/event/mexico-2017/#speakers

StratisPlatform native C# blockchain applications on the .Net framework
https://stratisplatform.com/

Op Ed: The Value of Sidechains and Leveraging Their Potential
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/op-ed-value-sidechains-and-leveraging-their-potential/

Stateless Smart Contracts
https://medium.com/@childsmaidment/stateless-smart-contracts-21830b0cd1b6

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (67)

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Abstraction of transaction origin and signature.md #208
https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/pull/208#issuecomment-313872489

Hyperledger Burrow is a permissioned Ethereum smart-contract blockchain node
https://github.com/hyperledger/burrow

Parity’s Wallet Bug is not Alone
http://hackingdistributed.com/2017/07/20/parity-wallet-not-alone/

Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape: A First Principles Framing
https://blog.bigchaindb.com/blockchain-infrastructure-landscape-a-first-principles-framing-92cc5549bafe

BigchainDB Version 1.0 Released
https://blog.bigchaindb.com/bigchaindb-version-1-0-released-932bee682266

These 7 Blockchain Apps Could Help Musicians Get Paid More Easily
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/d37mez/these-7-blockchain-apps-could-help-musicians-get-paid

Chain Core
https://chain.com/
blockchain infrastructure

Programming Ethereum smart contract transactions in JavaScript
https://tokenmarket.net/blog/creating-ethereum-smart-contract-transactions-in-client-side-javascript/

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Blockchain: Links And Resources (66)

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SegWit in the Wild: 4 Lessons Bitcoin Can Learn from Litecoin
https://www.coindesk.com/segwit-wild-can-bitcoin-learn-litecoin/

Russia’s Ministry of Health Is Launching a Blockchain Pilot
https://www.coindesk.com/russias-ministry-health-launching-blockchain-pilot/

Bring on the Forks: Bitcoin Traders See Improving Price Outlook for 2017
https://www.coindesk.com/traders-forks-bitcoin-price-outlook-improves/

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Homework
https://crypto.stanford.edu/cs251/hw/hw3.pdf

Truffle Framework
http://truffleframework.com/

Why Blockchain-as-a-Service Should Be on Your Radar
https://securityintelligence.com/why-blockchain-as-a-service-should-be-on-your-radar/

Ethereum + Lightning? Buterin and Poon Unveil ‘Plasma’ Scaling Plan
https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-lightning-buterin-poon-unveil-plasma-scaling-plan/

What Would Happen if Cryptocurrency Became More Popular Than Cash?
https://futurism.com/what-would-happen-if-cryptocurrency-became-more-popular-than-cash

When Will the Bitcoin Bubble Burst? Experts Disagree
https://www.inverse.com/article/35357-bitcoin-bubble-burst-disagreement

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