Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Full Analysis of Nakamoto Consensus in Bounded-Delay Networks
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/277.pdf

How to contribute to Mordor testnet — Ethereum Classic
https://medium.com/etc-core/how-to-contribute-to-mordor-testnet-ethereum-classic-881490bdd121

Ethereum-based Hyperledger Besu graduates to ‘active’ enterprise blockchain project
https://www.ledgerinsights.com/hyperledger-besu-enterprise-blockchain-ethereum-graduates-to-active/

Blockchain using Proof-of-Interaction
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.07763.pdf

A Quantitative Analysis of Security, Anonymity and Scalability for the Lightning Network
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/303.pdf

A Flexible n/2 Adversary Node Resistant and Halting Recoverable Blockchain Sharding Protocol
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/323.pdf

Polymath: makes it easy to create, issue, and manage digital securities on the blockchain
https://polymath.network/

Slush Pool Announcement
https://twitter.com/braiins_systems/status/1242879058360360961

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Ethereum is an Emergent Structure
https://bankless.substack.com/p/ethereum-is-an-emergent-structure

PLONK Benchmarks II — ~5x faster than Groth16 on Pedersen Hashes
https://medium.com/aztec-protocol/plonk-benchmarks-ii-5x-faster-than-groth16-on-pedersen-hashes-ea5285353db0

Why Hashes Dominate in SNARKs
https://medium.com/aztec-protocol/why-hashes-dominate-in-snarks-b20a555f074c

BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody
https://www.coindesk.com/bitgo-acquires-harbor-in-surprise-expansion-beyond-crypto-custody

Distributed Momentum for Byzantine-resilient Learning
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.00010.pdf

Smart Contract Escrow DApp — Buyer View
https://medium.com/coinmonks/smart-contract-escrow-dapp-buyer-view-24f0b9bdb3a0

Ricardian Contracts can become the next generation of Smart Contracts
https://medium.com/technicity/ricardian-contracts-can-become-the-next-generation-of-smart-contracts-b77b605d9dda

Argentina’s Regulator Enargas Approves Expansion of Blockchain Gas Tracking Platform
https://www.cointrust.com/news/argentinas-regulator-enargas-approves-expansion-of-blockchain-gas-tracking-platform

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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #89
https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/03/18/

Argentine natgas distributor Gasnor to launch blockchain pilot
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/argentine-natgas-distributor-gasnor-to-launch-blockchain-pilot

CEO de Money On Chain: “MoC se puede transformar en la piedra angular de DeFi sobre Bitcoin”
https://es.cointelegraph.com/news/money-on-chain-ceo-moc-can-become-defis-cornerstone-of-bitcoin

The Baseline Protocol
https://github.com/ethereum-oasis/baseline

All of the Project Submissions from ETHDenver 2020
https://medium.com/ethdenver/all-of-the-ethdenver-2020-project-submissions-a29124035332

Leveraging Weight Functions for Optimistic Responsiveness in Blockchains
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/328

SmartDHX: Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange with Smart Contracts
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/325

Sparkswap is shutting down
https://medium.com/sparkswap/sparkswap-is-shutting-down-86cfab3216d2

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Argentina: Enargas concede permiso a empresa de gas Gasnor para probar plataforma Blockchian
https://www.diariobitcoin.com/index.php/2020/03/18/argentina-enargas-concede-permiso-a-empresa-de-gas-gasnor-para-probar-plataforma-blockchian/

A Flexible n/2 Adversary Node Resistant and Halting Recoverable Blockchain Sharding Protocol
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/323

Bitcoin Price Crashes 17% in 1 Hour Below $6K in Coronavirus Panic
https://cointelegraph.com/news/breaking-bitcoin-crashes-17-in-1-hour-below-6k-in-coronavirus-panic

This is my approximate view of what the next ~5-10 years of eth2 and beyond might look like
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1240365047421054976

DeFi on Bitcoin: The Time Has Come for Decentralized Finance to Run on top of Bitcoin´s Network
https://blog.coinmarketcap.com/2020/03/18/defi-on-bitcoin-the-time-has-come-for-decentralized-finance-to-run-on-top-of-bitcoins-network/

Steem community plans hard fork to expel Justin Sun’s Steemit
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/59079/steem-community-plans-hard-fork-to-expel-justin-suns-steemit

Blockchain is helping this Argentinean gas company cut costs
https://decrypt.co/22846/gasnet-gasnor-natural-gas-blockchain

March 12: The Day Crypto Market Structure Broke (Part 1)
https://multicoin.capital/2020/03/17/march-12-the-day-crypto-market-structure-broke/

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Hackeo del Boletín Oficial de Argentina
https://twitter.com/sysarmy/status/1239018438519132160
https://twitter.com/nubis_bruno/status/1239162614208507904

DeFi is making this happens
https://twitter.com/brendan_dharma/status/1238545629476835329

Argentina’s Gas Regulator Greenlights Industry Blockchain Built With RSK Tech
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/argentina-gas-regulator-greenlights-industry-130000187.html

Substrate EVM and Polkadot-Ethereum Compatibility
https://www.parity.io/substrate-evm/

Money On Chain — a Stable Asset Platform
https://medium.com/moneyonchain/money-on-chain-a-stable-asset-platform-1e503e81a19

Argentina’s Gas Regulator Greenlights Industry Blockchain Built With RSK Tech
https://www.coindesk.com/argentinas-gas-regulator-greenlights-industry-blockchain-built-with-rsk-tech

RIF Name Services: Easy to Remember Wallet Addresses
https://www.ccn.com/rif-name-services-easy-to-remember-wallet-addresses/

Oracles with Ethereum Classic and Chainlink
https://medium.com/ethereum-classic-labs/oracles-with-ethereum-classic-and-chainlink-15e4d1750d49

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New Storage Layout For Proxy Contracts and Diamonds
https://medium.com/1milliondevs/new-storage-layout-for-proxy-contracts-and-diamonds-98d01d0eadb

Blockstream Green is a Bitcoin wallet
https://blockstream.com/green/

Does anyone understand the behavior of abi.encodePacked()?
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethdev/comments/a9i594/does_anyone_understand_the_behavior_of/

Onboarding USDC as collateral to mitigate liquidity risk
https://forum.makerdao.com/t/onboarding-usdc-as-collateral-to-mitigate-liquidity-risk/1570

eth2 quick update no. 9
https://blog.ethereum.org/2020/03/17/eth2-quick-update-no-9/

Taringa no le teme a Libra de Facebook
https://decrypt.co/es/18516/taringa-teme-libra-facebook-rsk

Ethereum Events monitoring using Eventeum
https://medium.com/quiknode/ethereum-events-monitoring-using-eventeum-f81695d92e05

50 Mission-aligned organizations join the Celo Alliance for Prosperity
https://medium.com/celoorg/50-mission-aligned-organizations-join-the-celo-alliance-for-prosperity-a3b32d15bc4c

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Chronologic Network
https://chronologic.network/

Cryptoeconomic Systems Summit 2019
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaXwSyee0z4zWO0JLgcwhnjKqNBNJhBXY

Stanford Blockchain Conference 2019
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxiUDysqkJ9xTGggKpeHwdANjPnM4Fxv3

March 15, 2020, Week in Ethereum News
https://weekinethereum.substack.com/p/march-15-2020-week-in-ethereum-news

Pipeline On-Chain Graph Interpreter on Four Ethereum Testnets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ8XFbCQqX0&feature=emb_title

PyTeal — Writing Algorand Smart Contracts in Python
https://medium.com/algorand/pyteal-writing-algorand-smart-contracts-in-python-acfd7f7a48dd

Running a Chainlink Node for the First Time
https://medium.com/chainlink/running-a-chainlink-node-for-the-first-time-4988518c95d2

Implementing Merkle Tree and Patricia Trie
https://medium.com/coinmonks/implementing-merkle-tree-and-patricia-trie-b8badd6d9591

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How Decentralized is “Decentralized Finance”?
https://medium.com/coinmonks/how-decentralized-is-decentralized-finance-89aea3070e8f

Elrond Review: The Sharding Blockchain Focused on Scaling
https://medium.com/@leesery79/elrond-review-the-sharding-blockchain-focused-on-scaling-1abb091ad188

DeFi Leader MakerDAO Weighs Emergency Shutdown Following ETH Price Drop
https://www.coindesk.com/defi-leader-makerdao-weighs-emergency-shutdown-following-eth-price-drop

AvaLabs
https://www.avalabs.org/

Forbes Blockchain 50 Data Deep Dive
https://medium.com/blockdata/forbes-blockchain-50-data-deep-dive-117fc230822f

Ethereum by the Numbers – February 2020
https://consensys.net/blog/news/ethereum-by-the-numbers-february-2020/

Mirage: Succinct Arguments for Randomized Algorithms with Applications to Universal zk-SNARKs
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/278.pdf

ChronoLogic to Launch Scheduling Technology on RSK Network
https://blog.chronologic.network/chronologic-to-launch-scheduling-technology-on-rsk-network-2b2383d23e03

Angel “Java” Lopez
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New Month’s Resolutions: March 2020

Summer is about to end in this hemisphere (Buenos Aires). It’s time to write the new month’s resolutions, but first, review of the last month’s ones:

– Continue RLie [pending]
– Continue BelJS [pending]
– Continue BlockchainJ [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleDraw [pending]
– Continue SimpleForth [pending]
– Start genco [pending]
– Continue Learning Elliptic Curves [complete]
– Continue EthSwap [pending]
– Continue RskAPI [complete] see repo
– Start MonMark, now DeFiProt [complete] see repo

Additionally, I was working on:

– Continue RustScript [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleTensor [complete] see repo
– Improve SimpleAbi [complete] see repo
– Continue RskUtils [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleProlog [complete] see repo
– Improve Dexert [complete] see repo

My new month’s resolutions:

– Continue DeFiProt
– Continue BlockchainJ
– Continue RskAPI
– Continue RLie
– Continue SimpleDraw
– Continue SimpleForth
– Continue SimpleProlog
– Continue SimpleTensor
– Continue RustScript
– Start genco
– Continue Learning Elliptic Curves
– Learning Zero Knowledge Proof

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Advantages of the new Smart contract programming language
https://medium.com/technicity/advantages-of-the-new-smart-contract-programming-language-76fc1664ceaf

Devcon: What is Ahead
https://blog.ethereum.org/2020/03/02/devcon-whats-ahead/

Deep dive into Current PoW Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm and a Possible Alternative
https://ethresear.ch/t/deep-dive-into-current-pow-difficulty-adjustment-algorithm-and-a-possible-alternative/5267

RSK Launches Interoperability Bridge Between Bitcoin and Ethereum
https://www.thebulletintime.com/news/rsk-launches-interoperability-bridge-between-bitcoin-and-ethereum/

Blockchain Technology and Decentralized Governance: The Pitfalls of a Trustless Dream
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3524352

TRON Dapp Weekly Report 02.22–02.28
https://medium.com/tron-foundation/tron-dapp-weekly-report-02-22-02-28-91381080adc8

The Political Economy of Blockchain Governance
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3537314

A First Look At The Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin Aiming To Transform DeFi
https://cryptocoin.news/sponsored/a-first-look-at-the-bitcoin-backed-stablecoin-aiming-to-transform-defi-34250/

Angel “Java” Lopez
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