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Ampleforth: Deep Dive Report

Announcing the sixth Deep Dive Report from Smith + Crown. In-depth information and analysis on significant crypto projects and their associated assets, continuing with Ampleforth.
May/23/19 | Article
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The Lightning Network: Deep Dive Report

Announcing the fifth Deep Dive Report from Smith + Crown. In-depth information and analysis on significant crypto projects and their associated assets, continuing with the Lightning Network.
May/09/19 | Feature
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Grin & MimbleWimble: Deep Dive Report

Announcing the next Deep Dive from Smith + Crown. In-depth information and analysis on significant crypto projects and their associated assets, continuing with Grin & MimbleWimble.
Apr/25/19 | Article
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Cryptoeconomic Design

This article introduces key concepts in cryptoeconomic design, which will be expanded upon in an upcoming series distilling insights garnered from S+C’s practice designing incentive systems.
Mar/29/19 | Article
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Introduction to Decred

Decred is a cryptocurrency designed for P2P payments in a similar vein as Bitcoin, albeit with a focus on governance through a hybrid PoW/PoS consensus architecture. While not a fork of Bitcoin, Decred utilizes several of its design elements and explicitly aims to improve upon Bitcoin’s perceived shortcomings. Decred emphasizes governance input for all stakeholders through an on-chain voting and public proposal system; it was the first blockchain to implement an on-chain, token holder-approved hard fork.
Jun/08/18 | Article
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Tether, a Pathbreaking yet Flawed Element of Crypto Market Infrastructure

Tether, the most widely known stablecoin in the cryptocurrency markets, remains the subject of considerable concern and skepticism and while these questions may well remain unresolved, Tether’s lasting legacy is likely to be associated with its role as the initial stablecoin project to develop a large market presence, in effect serving as an important proof of concept in a space that has attracted considerable attention.
Jun/07/18 | Article