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Game Theory in Cryptoeconomics

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Finance

Game Theory in Cryptoeconomics

Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator(s) Satoshi Nakamoto utilized a range of scientific and economic models when he developed the world’s first digital currency. While many of these technologies already existed, it was Nakamoto’s combination of this knowledge – in conjunction with his developed distributed ledger technology (DLT) – that ushered in a new age of decentralized digital currencies. Polymath a Prerequisite Nakamoto…

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Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Recently, the CFTC has put out a document regarding pump and dump groups, stating that any whistleblowers that come forward and their testimony leads to monetary sanctions of $1 million or more will receive a reward of ten to 30 percent. In this article, we examine the rationale behind the policy and why it could lead to more harm than…

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Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols

For cryptocurrency transactions to be conducted successfully, they need to be confirmed by the blockchain. These confirmations are based on what are referred to as consensus mechanisms.  According to KPMG: “In distributed ledgers, a consensus mechanism is the way in which a majority, (or, in some mechanisms, all) of network members agree on the value of a piece of data…

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