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Cryptocurrency Articles

I write a number of articles on Medium, including straightforward comparisons of coins in a given space or sharing a given theme. Each article includes quick introductions of key concepts.

Series 1: Six Quantum Resistant Cryptocurrencies

Introduces quantum computing, hashing, public/private keys, signatures, and 51% attacks

Series 2: Twelve Ethereum Challengers (by Market Cap)

  1. RSK, formerly RootStock – also introduces Ethereum, smart contracts, Turing completeness, and sidechains
  2. EOS – also introduces consensus methods and Delegated Proof of Stake, the Byzantine Generals Problem, and Byzantine Fault Tolerance
  3. Cardano (ADA) – also introduces formal verification and an endless link-rabbithole starting at Ada Lovelace
  4. NEO (NEO and GAS) – notes China’s size and government philosophy as factors in the success of Chinese projects
  5. NEM (XEM), formerly New Economy Movement – discusses templates, APIs, and multi-level multi-signature transactions
  6. Qtum (QTUM), pronounced “Quantum” – discusses Bitcoin’s UTXO model vs. Ethereum’s account model
  7. Ethereum Classic (ETC) – discusses forks, the hack of The DAO, and concerns with pure application of “Code is Law”
  8. Hashgraph – discusses finality, the Hedera Hashgraph Council, DAGs (directed acyclic graphs), open source vs. open review, and fork resistance
  9. IOST – introduces the problem of random numbers in blockchains, which are deterministic
  10. Waves (coming soon)
  11. Komodo (coming soon)
  12. Counterparty (coming soon)
  13. Ethereum: Reprise (coming soon)

Summary Graphics from “The Ethereum Challengers”

Ethereum vs. RSK


Ethereum vs. EOS


Ethereum vs. Cardano


Ethereum vs. NEO


Ethereum vs. NEM


Ethereum vs. Qtum


Ethereum vs. Ethereum Classic


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Neither of those mention philosophy much. After all, many people in computer engineering and other sciences think philosophy isn’t worth much.

But if we’re going to change the world with blockchain, we’d better think about what kind of world we want to create. Reforming the world with no plan sounds like a terrible idea.

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