Perspectives

A new wave of applications

Few blockchain applications have real adoption. It’s a fact. Barely a few surpass the low hundreds in terms of daily users.

Why I’m Building Zeppelin

The purpose of this post is to update my personal vision of Zeppelin and Zeppelin’s projects, as their founder and CTO. This is my own personal perspective, and some Zeppelin team members may not be…

The Global Coordination Machine

Few applications need blockchains. Distributed consensus makes each computational step very expensive. Only apps for which users are willing to pay such a cost will make sense in the new…

How We Can Improve the Structure of Founder’s Tokens

In A Path Toward Better Token Sales, we covered how token sales originally met a critical need in the blockchain industry: access to capital and distributing tokens to the community. As the industry…

Evolution of Smart Contract Security in the Ethereum Ecosystem

In May of 2016, Peter Vessenes analyzed a sample of smart contracts published online to assess their complexity and security. His conclusion: “Ethereum contracts are going to be candy for hackers.”…

The 4 Stages of a Token Sale

Token sales have emerged as a fundraising alternative to traditional venture capital. To this day, $380+ million have been raised through public token sales — 60% of which occurred in the past 2…

Handling Crowdsale Funds Securely

When developing a crowdsale smart contract, there are several options for handling the collection of funds. In this post, we’ll analyze the most common approaches, and try to assess their degree of…

HackerGold Bug Analysis

On Jan 4th, Zack Coburn submitted a vulnerability report on EtherCamp’s implementation of the StandardToken contract. EtherCamp, in developing their own implementation, inadvertently introduced a…

On Tokens and Crowdsales: 4 Challenges and How to Tackle Them

There are now 50+ projects that have raised a combined $250m+ issuing and selling their own tokens on a blockchain. This represents a new way of starting companies, where many of the established…

Zeppelin and Ethereum: an Open Relationship

It all started in 2009 with Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. For the first time in history, developers could establish rules and run computer programs — smart contracts — in a…

A new wave of applications

Few blockchain applications have real adoption. It’s a fact. Barely a few surpass the low hundreds…

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Why I’m Building Zeppelin

The purpose of this post is to update my personal vision of Zeppelin and Zeppelin’s projects, as…

Read More

The Global Coordination Machine

Few applications need blockchains. Distributed consensus makes each computational step very…

Read More

How We Can Improve the Structure of Founder’s Tokens

In A Path Toward Better Token Sales, we covered how token sales originally met a critical need in…

Read More

Evolution of Smart Contract Security in the Ethereum Ecosystem

In May of 2016, Peter Vessenes analyzed a sample of smart contracts published online to assess…

Read More

The 4 Stages of a Token Sale

Token sales have emerged as a fundraising alternative to traditional venture capital. To this day,…

Read More

Handling Crowdsale Funds Securely

When developing a crowdsale smart contract, there are several options for handling the collection…

Read More

HackerGold Bug Analysis

On Jan 4th, Zack Coburn submitted a vulnerability report on EtherCamp’s implementation of the…

Read More

On Tokens and Crowdsales: 4 Challenges and How to Tackle Them

There are now 50+ projects that have raised a combined $250m+ issuing and selling their own tokens…

Read More

Zeppelin and Ethereum: an Open Relationship

It all started in 2009 with Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. For the first time in…

Read More