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6. Crypto-economics and Game Theory

Kedar Iyer1  and Chris Dannen1
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Crypto-economics is the name given to the emerging study of incentives, economics, and game theory associated with maintaining a blockchain. If economics can be simplified as the study of incentives, crypto-economics is the study of blockchain-related incentives. In this chapter, we cover block production methods, blockchain security, consensus, the importance of good incentives, and the most common attack vectors on a typical blockchain.

Securing the Blockchain

Currently, the majority of successful blockchains ...

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