January/February 2018 issue of acmqueue

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Originally published in Queue vol. 10, no. 8
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Yonatan Sompolinsky, Aviv Zohar - Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives
The unseen economic forces that govern the Bitcoin protocol

Antony Alappatt - Network Applications Are Interactive
The network era requires new models, with interactions instead of algorithms.

Jacob Loveless - Cache Me If You Can
Building a decentralized web-delivery model

Theo Schlossnagle - Time, but Faster
A computing adventure about time through the looking glass


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Daniel Feenberg | Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:25:21 UTC

I don't see how the client can compute the offset between its timekeeper and the master's timekeeper while properly taking into account the network delay - unless the delay is assumed to be constant and the same in both directions. Those would seem to be a pretty significant restrictions. If that isn't the case, perhaps the calculation could be elucidated.

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