Blockchain Academy

Useful researches/whitepapers

Blockchain & industries:
WEF: The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services - 12 AUG 2016 (PDF) - Description.
WEF: The future of financial services: How disruptive innovations are reshaping the way financial services are structured, provisioned and consumed - June 2015 (PDF) - Description.
Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond block chain - 2016 (PDF).

R3 Corda introductory whitepaper - AUG 2016 (PDF).
Corda technical whitepaper - NOV 2016 (PDF).

Lightning network:
“The Bitcoin Lightning Network”: Paper (PDF) - 2016 (PDF).

Bolt: Anonymous Payment Channels for Decentralized Currencies - 2016 (PDF).

Mimblewimble whitepaper - 2 AUG 2016 (PDF).

PolkaDot whitepaper - DEC 2016 (PDF).

BlockStream: Sidechains (PDF).
Rootstock whitepaper (PDF).
Rootstock: Drivechains, Sidechains and Hybrid 2-way peg Designs (PDF).

(Google "Understanding Ethereum PDF". Unauthorized Distribution Prohibited.)
0x: An open protocol for decentralized exchange on the Ethereum blockchain - 2017 (PDF).

Filecoin - 2014 (PDF).
IPFS Draft 3 - 2016 (PDF).

Zerocash (Zcash)
Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymous Payments from Bitcoin (extended version) - May 2014 (PDF).
Zcash Protocol Specification Version 2016.0-beta-1.8 - Oct 2016 (PDF).

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