Fantom Foundation (Governance & Consensus)

My work for the Fantom Foundation

StakeDag: Stake-based Consensus For Scalable Trustless Systems

StairDag: Cross-DAG Validation For Scalable BFT Consensus

Fantom Proof of Stake FIP-2 (Download here)

Governance of the Fantom Network (Download here)

The State of Stablecoins 2019: Hype vs. Reality in the Race for Stable, Global, Digital Money

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  1. History of Money

    1. Why Money needs to be stable

    2. Basic Functions of money

    3. Characteristics of Money

    4. Types of monetary systems

    5. Why have monetary systems have failed

    6. Failed Pegs

    7. The Triffin Dilemma

    8. The Mundell Fleming Trilemma (Impossible Trinity)

    9. Why contemporary  money systems are failing

  2. Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrency

    1. Multiplicity of cryptocurrencies

    2. Local economies

    3. Complementary currencies

    4. The History of Complementary Currencies

  3. The next generation of cryptocurrencies

    1. The problems with cryptocurrencies

    2. The next generation; post-Bitcoin and Ethereum

    3. Building out infrastructure: The rise of Stablecoins

  4. What is a Stablecoin?

    1. What Stablecoins aim to solve and how they work

    2. Why end users need stability

    3. Overview of different stablecoins and what they aim to achieve

    4. How Stablecoins are different

    5. Alternatives to stablecoins: Fed Coins and Central bank issued digital dollars

  5. Key observations on different stablecoins (compare and contrast) in partnership with PwC

    1. Note:  Based on surveys executed with John Shipman from PwC  

  6. Next generation stablecoins and money

  7. Final Thoughts and Conclusions

  8. Key Observations from the Answered Questionnaires

  9. Industry Survey Questionnaire

  10. Appendix

    1. Special Breakout Section On Bretton Woods (Appendix 1)

    2. Acknowledgments

    3. Citations

Stable Coin Evolution and Market Trends

The stable coin evolution and trends discussed in this paper are the interpretation of information gathered via market research and questionnaires sent to 50+ stable coin projects. They are therefore interpretation of this data from the authors at the time this paper was drafted.

Advances in Blockchain Privacy & Confidentiality

Today, blockchains stand on the threshold of both optimizing existing business processes and disrupting those very markets. Yet, the technology's shortcomings on privacy and confidentiality have emerged as perhaps the most daunting roadblocks.  (email for a copy)

Blockchain and Shared Ledgers: The New Age of the Consortium

KPMG: "Consensus: Immutable Agreement for the Internet of Value."

The following paper was authored and submitted by George Samman and Katryna Dow for the Web-of-Trust Workshop following ID2020. This Meeco paper, explores the idea of an ‘Immutable Me’ – a step towards individuals having the means to decentralise attributes, claims, verification and provenance of their personal data. George Samman will represent Meeco at ID202o and the Web-of-Trust Conference.

"Immutable Me"

PAR - Productive Asset Record System

An open investment recording system built with intelligent lending and hedge fund administration in mind. A first of its kind, a fully transparent administration and audit platform leveraging blockchain technology.