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How Sovryn’s Bitcoin Trading Platform Stacks Against CeFi
https://medium.com/@ingamar/how-sovryns-bitcoin-trading-platform-stacks-against-cefi-8fd8e6ccc7d8

Using Homomorphic hashes in coded blockchains
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.04607.pdf

Ethereum set to become first blockchain to settle $1 trillion in one year
https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-set-to-become-first-blockchain-to-settle-1-trillion-in-one-year

ExpressJS Authentication using RSK DID Protocol
https://www.npmjs.com/package/@rsksmart/express-did-auth/v/0.1.0

“reHash” — Your Weekly Summary of Everything Important in the Crypto World — issue no. 6
https://medium.com/wanchain-foundation/rehash-your-weekly-summary-of-everything-important-in-the-crypto-world-issue-no-6-9ecc29030e4f

Round-Efficient Byzantine Broadcast under Strongly Adaptive and Majority Corruptions
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1236.pdf

Collider Labs Raises $1M to Invest in Blockchain Startups
https://www.coindesk.com/collider-labs-raises-1m-to-invest-in-blockchain-startups

Taming the many EdDSAs
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1244.pdf

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Towards Understanding Flash Loan and Its Applications in DeFi Ecosystem
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.12252.pdf

On the profitability of selfish blockchain mining under consideration of ruin
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.12577.pdf

Sovereign Digital Currencies: The Future of Money and Payments?
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3714386

A Direct Construction for Asymptotically Optimal zkSNARKs
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1318.pdf

Transaction Characteristics of Bitcoin
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.10858.pdf

Payment Trees: Low Collateral Payments for Payment Channel Networks?
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1313.pdf

On Succinct Arguments and Witness Encryption from Groups
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1319.pdf

This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #80
https://zkcapital.substack.com/p/this-week-in-blockchain-research-f01

Angel “Java” Lopez
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How a Decentralized Internet Can Power Latin America’s Economy
https://www.coindesk.com/how-a-decentralized-internet-can-power-latin-americas-economy

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #121
https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/10/28/

A Very Short Introduction to Decentralized Artificial Intelligence (DeAI)
https://medium.com/deai/a-very-short-introduction-to-decentralized-artificial-intelligence-deai-dc214a67efa6

What is an Ethereum keystore file?
https://medium.com/@julien.maffre/what-is-an-ethereum-keystore-file-86c8c5917b97

Solidity v0.7.4 is out
https://twitter.com/solidity_lang/status/1318219528665530368

Introducing OpenZeppelin Defender
https://blog.openzeppelin.com/defender/

Authenticated Dictionaries with Cross-Incremental Proof (Dis)aggregation
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1239.pdf

Solidity 0.8.x Preview Release
https://solidity.ethereum.org/2020/10/28/solidity-0.8.x-preview/

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Buidler has evolved: Introducing Hardhat
https://medium.com/nomic-labs-blog/buidler-has-evolved-introducing-hardhat-4bccd13bc931

RIF Expert Panel Transcript: Understanding Self Sovereign Identity
https://www.rifos.org/blog/rif-expert-panel-transcript-understanding-self-sovereign-identity

Garou: An Efficient and Secure Off-Blockchain Multi-Party Payment Hub
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.07555.pdf

Zinc programming language
https://zinc.zksync.io/
It can be used to develop:
Smart contracts for zkSync (a ZK Rollup on Ethereum).
General-purpose zero-knowledge proof circuits.

Sponsored Transaction Precompile
https://hackmd.io/@SamWilsn/rkmD5l8Pw

The Sovryn trading platform
https://twitter.com/SovrynBTC/status/1321123646803451906

JPMorgan’s stablecoin finally sees commercial light of day
https://cointelegraph.com/news/jpmorgan-s-stablecoin-finally-sees-commercial-light-of-day

JPMorgan’s ‘JPM Coin’ Is Live, Execs Say
https://www.coindesk.com/jpmorgans-jpm-coin-is-live-exec-says

Angel “Java” Lopez
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EIPs for ephemeral testnet and Berlin upgrade
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BomvS0hjc88eTfx1b8Ufa6KYS3vMEb2c8TQ5HJWx2lc/edit?ts=5ebe9851&pli=1#gid=408811124

The Case for $500K Bitcoin
https://twitter.com/WhatBitcoinDid/status/1319616942026620928

How to send BTC through the 2wayPeg Federation to get rBTC
https://moneyonchain.com/blog/send-btc-to-rbtc-bitcoin/

Forget Ethereum, DeFi Is Being Built on Bitcoin
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-defi-a-response

A Direct Construction for Asymptotically Optimal zkSNARKs
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1318

Decentralized Custody Scheme with Game-Theoretic Security
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1229.pdf

Improving randomness in Smart Contracts
https://hackmd.io/@ilanolkies/Syu_DWCfH

Decentralized Asset Bridge Accessing Different Blockchains
https://www.boringdao.com/

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Ethereum Classic Improvement Proposals 51% Attack Resistance Comparison
https://static.iohk.io/docs/etc/ecip-comparison-for-51-attack-resistance.pdf

Becoming a Bitcoin Core Developer with Amiti Uttarwar
https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/becoming-a-bitcoin-core-developer-with-amiti-uttarwar

FORTIS: FORgeable TImeStamps Thwart Selfish Mining
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1290.pdfhttps://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1290.pdf

Random-index PIR with Applications to Large-Scale Secure MPC
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1248.pdf

Wall St drives PayPal to all time high on Bitcoin news
https://cointelegraph.com/news/wall-st-drives-paypal-to-all-time-high-on-bitcoin-news

This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #78
https://zkcapital.substack.com/p/this-week-in-blockchain-research-5b4

Game-theoretic Approach to Decision-making Problem for Blockchain Mining
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.05370.pdf

MakerDAO New Voting Portal
https://forum.makerdao.com/t/new-voting-portal/4806

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Designing Ethereum | Vitalik Buterin
https://bankless.substack.com/p/-designing-ethereum-vitalik-buterin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0j5AMUSzA

How to Mine Ethereum and Ethereum Classic on 4GB GPUs
https://2miners.com/blog/how-to-mine-ethereum-and-ethereum-classic-on-4gb-gpus/

2Miners
https://2miners.com/
https://2miners.com/blog/

Efficient MDP Analysis for Selfish-Mining in Blockchains
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2007.05614.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ESkfCHXZ4&feature=youtu.be

Towards Cross-Blockchain Smart Contracts
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.07352.pdf

A rollup-centric ethereum roadmap
https://ethereum-magicians.org/t/a-rollup-centric-ethereum-roadmap/4698

Permissionless Participation in Global Decentralized Finance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Ob8cgjwMw&feature=emb_logo

Solidity Programming Language
https://soliditylang.org/

Angel “Java” Lopez
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What is a light client and why you should care?
https://www.parity.io/what-is-a-light-client/

The Optimistic Rollup Dilemma
https://medium.com/starkware/the-optimistic-rollup-dilemma-c8fc470ca10c

Square Puts 1% of Total Assets in Bitcoin in Surprise $50M Investment
https://www.coindesk.com/square-buys-50m-in-bitcoin

PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network
https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency-idINL1N2HB14U

Regulation will keep PayPal’s new crypto services from looking anything like crypto
https://cointelegraph.com/news/regulation-will-keep-paypal-s-new-crypto-services-from-looking-anything-like-crypto

Why Optimism?
https://blog.synthetix.io/why-optimism/

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #120
https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/10/21/

Five DeFi Projects To Harness The Value Of Your Bitcoin
https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2020/10/five-defi-projects-to-harness-the-value-of-your-bitcoin

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Ethereum EVM illustrated
https://takenobu-hs.github.io/downloads/ethereum_evm_illustrated.pdf

Las comisiones de Ethereum pueden ser mortales para el yield farming en DeFi
https://www.criptonoticias.com/mineria/comisiones-ethereum-pueden-ser-mortales-yield-farming-criptomonedas/

ERC: Lightweight Identity #1056
https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/1056

RSK Ethr-DID
https://github.com/rsksmart/ethr-did

RIF Identity – Q3 2020 release
https://hackmd.io/@ilanolkies/ri-q3-20-release

How To Create Your First Frontend For RSK Smart Contracts
https://hackernoon.com/how-to-create-your-first-frontend-for-rsk-smart-contracts-gf2j3xov

A balancing attack on Gasper, the current candidate for Eth2’s beacon chain
https://ethresear.ch/t/a-balancing-attack-on-gasper-the-current-candidate-for-eth2s-beacon-chain/8079

The Hermez White Paper is out!
https://blog.hermez.io/the-hermez-white-paper-is-out/

Angel “Java” Lopez
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“Miner Extractable Value with Phil & Georgios” – Georgios Konstantopoulos & Phil Daian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLXzKMXK2aHh4TI_HUGkOSNxZpzvkryN62&v=tv0CkmcoGkM&feature=emb_logo

What is The Potential Impact of Ethereum 2.0 on The Derivatives Market?
https://www.binance.com/en/blog/421499824684901107/What-is-The-Potential-Impact-of-Ethereum-20-on-The-Derivatives-Market

Bitcoin Orphaned Blocks
https://www.blockchain.com/charts/n-orphaned-blocks
https://forkmonitor.info/feeds/stale_candidates/btc.rss

Meet Gaster: free open-source analytics for smart contracts
https://medium.com/swlh/gaster-free-open-source-analytics-for-smart-contracts-21085d36b25c

Five Machine Learning Methods Crypto Traders Should Know About
https://www.coindesk.com/five-machine-learning-methods-crypto-traders-should-know-about

ETHOnline DeFi Summit – Presented by Aave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr6gImwO7HM&feature=emb_logo

AAVE Developers
https://docs.aave.com/developers/

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #119
https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/10/14/

Angel “Java” Lopez
https://github.com/ajlopez
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