Arthur Breitman's blog. Mostly Tezos.
Protocol-level transaction fees?
The following is a collection of thoughts around fee markets in general and mechanism to fold in transaction fees in a protocol, such as the...
11 Sep 2020
On Supply Caps
This blog post expands on a popular Reddit comment on the benefits and drawbacks of supply caps. This topic is particularly interesting as it touches...
02 Sep 2019
Towards Futarchy in Tezos
Futarchy, in a nutshell, is the governance technique of evaluating policies ex post while relying on a prediction market to determine the best policy ex...
19 Aug 2018
Tezos: Philosophy and Values
This is meant to be a concise guide to the principles and values we hope to see embodied by the Tezos network. A longer, more...
21 Mar 2017
Potential design for a simple, and evolvable, on-chain treasury.
I have been compiling some thought from various community members regarding the design of an on-chain treasury for Tezos chains, and what that might look like. Of course, there is...
13 Jun 2019
A few directions to improve Tezos
In which I outline, for different categories, what seems to me as reasonable, immediate, directions for improving Tezos. The emphasis is on relatively low hanging fruits, nothing earth shattering, just...
22 Oct 2018
It’s a baker’s life for me: being a Tezos validator
What is baking? Bitcoin has mining, Tezos has baking. In Bitcoin, miners compete to publish blocks containing a proof-of-work stamp by repeatedly hashing block headers. In Tezos, block creation is...
25 May 2018
Hash-Consing in Tezos
I’ve spoken several times of hash-consing as a way to store contract data efficiently for the Tezos blockchain. Here’s why it’s useful, how it works, and what its limitations are....
31 Dec 2017
Delegation upon launch
Tezos is a proof-of-stake blockchain with a delegation mechanism. How delegation is handled at the launch of the network could have enduring consequences for the network.
29 Dec 2017
Optimizing Stack manipulation in Michelson
This post describes a light compilation step to help stack manipulation in Michelson. It’s not critical for the launch, so we aren’t focusing on it in the near term, but...
20 Oct 2017