Cool reference material


Reference materials and other cool stuff from all around the web that adds clairification, understanding and fun to crypto economics.


My biggest and greatest love is a subset of complexity theory called emergence theory. I like to think life, universe and everything can be explained via this theory.

So that’s the framework by which I view economics now. This takes what we understand from Celluar Autotma and complexity science and then applies to economics. I think this will super helpful to all of us crytpo economic gerbils! :slight_smile:


Emergence theory:

#4 is a great resource in case anyone is interested in zero knowlede proofs

#5 A nice introductory blog post


Hey @aparnakr do you think Zero Knowledge proofs could be the tool that pushes enterprises away from using more private/semi private chains onto fully public and permissionless ones some day?

I think these are really interesting for regulation purposes as well. And could see these + the use of TLSNotaries as the tools that can be used to formally audit enterprise transactions on fully public chains.


I was introduced to this book in one of Virgil’s notes:

It looks like a good reference for some topics,
I also gathered some of the links to online courses that use the book or are by related authors here:
CS 6480 at Cornell - Algorithmic Game Theory by Eva Tardos
CS 364A at Stanford - Algorithmic Game Theory by Tim Roughgarden
6.853 at MIT - Topics in Algorithmic Game Theory by Constantinos Daskalakis


I think if these are efficient and scalable enough perhaps. I also don’t know what the blockchain space will look like if google and Facebook enter it. As much as I hope for decentralization, I think there are a lot of other problems which first need to be solved. Egs decentralized governance.

I think true decentralization may not happen any time soon. It might be too complex at so many layers. For example if you run a DAPP, you just need to take down the front end and most users can’t use it anymore. While there are workarounds to this, people will only use something that is convenient to them.


Complete decentralisation seems very tough. At some point the coordination costs will become so high that centralization will be preferred to decentralization, unless the benefits provided by the decentralization(primarily censorship resistance) is well worth the cost.


article from yesterday:

and the startup they partnered with, Digital Asset, was formed by the very person who created CDOs! What a world : P


yeah I agree. I think full decentralization around governance will come in stages over a long period of time. And we will always go back and forth in limbo between more centralized and less centralized and back and forth and back and forth. But that’s just a theory