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Decred Blockchain Analysis - Part 3

Third report on Decred on chain data, this time looking at PoS voting analytics.

Decred Blockchain Analysis - Part 2 PoW wow

Second report on Decred on chain data, this time looking at PoW mining and demonstrating some new clustering and analysis techniques.

Crypto Commons 2020 review and v1.0 changelog

It has been just over one year since I released version 0.8 of Peer Production on the Crypto Commons (PPCC), so this change log for the …

Youth Booster Credits

Youth Booster Credits is an idea I’ve been thinking about for a year or so, and I’m curious 1) whether people think …

Decred Blockchain Analysis - Part 1

First look at Decred on chain data

Introducing 'Peer Production on the Crypto Commons'

This post is about why I wrote “Peer Production on the Crypto Commons”, a free book type resource (website, ebook, pdf). …

The First Year of Decred's Politeia

Politeia has been live for one year now, and I have been reflecting on how it has gone in relation to what I was expecting and hoping …

The DAO Missing Link: Reputation Protocols

It’s time to call it. 2019 is indeed the year of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). The term DAO, once tainted by the …

The role of Decred voters in defending against majority attacks

This post introduces the concept of a majority (51%) attack and gives a short account of the role that Decred’s voters play in …

Working for the Decred DAO

Working for the Decred DAO In 2018 I became a Decred contractor, and as the year draws to a close I’m planning to spend a higher …

On the Launch of Decred's Politeia

The launch of Politeia marks a significant step in Decred’s development, expanding stakeholder governance beyond its core function of …

Decentralized Autonomous Funding of Blockchain Projects

This post considers the funding of blockchain projects through treasuries owned and operated by stakeholders. Specifically, it …

What is on-chain cryptocurrency governance? Is it plutocratic?

This post is a response to a number of posts from prominent blockchain personalities about how on-chain governance based on coin-holder …

Observations of the Dash Treasury DAO

This post considers DASH’s treasury model and history of proposal voting. Relevant data and R code are in this github repository. This …

A User Perspective and Introduction to Blockchain Governance

This article gives my perspective on the governance of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. I didn’t take much interest in the blockchain …

Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia

Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia I’ve recently taken an interest in cryptocurrency projects that are …