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📙Working draft of the book, Cryptoeconomics: An Introduction.
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📙 Book

This is the book section which will have a full copy of the book Cryptoeconomics: An Introduction. Book development is led by Jinglan Wang. The book will have examples, explanations of how different mechanisms work (or didn't work and failed), a bit of history, and a complete overview of the fundamentals of Cryptoeconomics.

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Table of Contents

Note: the book diverges from the lectures and coding project, so the chapters do not correspond exactly

Chapter 0 - Introduction

  • What is Cryptoeconomics

Chapter 1 - Cryptography

  • Cryptography 101
  • Digital Signatures
  • Attacks

Chapter 2 - Intro to Game Theory

  • Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Games
  • Nash Equilibrium
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma
  • Chickens, Hawks and Doves

Chapter 3: Proof of Work

  • What is PoW
  • What is a fork
  • Reversions/re-orgs

Chapter 4: Proof of Stake

  • What is Proof of Stake
  • Nothing at stake
  • Slashing
  • RanDAO

Chapter 5: Other Core Mechanisms

  • Layer 2 Scaling
    • Plasma
    • State Channels
    • Zero-knowledge proofs
  • Properties of Distributed Systems

To-do: add in ch. 6-8 outlines

Chapter 9: More Economics

  • Auction Theory
  • Valuations
  • Transaction Fee Economics
  • Quadratic Voting
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