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Distributed Digest: Wednesday, March 6, 2019




Civil is back, Golem proposes Model 0 for Sybil attack resistance, and prominent Ethereans introduce an Ethereum Community Code of Conduct.

Your daily distillation of crypto news for Wednesday, March 6, 2019:

Civil: From Ash to Phoenix

Starting today, both newsrooms and the public can join the Civil network. However, the platform has drastically changed and shifted its focus since the team's token sale failed to reach its soft cap last October.

One of the main features of the rebooted Civil platform is its membership program. Members will receive Civil tokens that represent their voting power on the Civil Registry. Rather than individuals purchasing tokens in a sale, CVL will be distributed to members relative to how much they donate to the Civil Foundation.

Further, newsrooms that join the network will be able to archive their content on the platform's Publisher service. Qualified newsrooms will also receive a small grant in CVL from the Civil Foundation. Of course, member newsrooms will be part of the Civil Registry and therefore must abide by the journalistic standards outlined in the Civil Constitution.

Golem's Model 0

Marcin Benke, Jakub Konka, and Łukasz Gleń from Golem – with some help from María Paula Fernández – today posted an article addressing potential threats to P2P networks. Through its research, Golem has arrived at Model 0, which "contemplates two main threats" to these networks: Sybil attacks and when "rational parties find it profitable to cheat."

Model 0 sketches a possible solution to these threats whereby parties are secured against malicious counterparties, though the team notes that this method is "rather basic" and "uses very limited tools." However, the model shows that network participants can manage their risks "reasonably well on [their] own" in such a P2P environment.

The model is described in further technical detail on Golem's blog.

Conduct Yourself, Ethereans

Jamie Pitts of the Ethereum Foundation and María Paula Fernández of Golem recently proposed a Community Code of Conduct (CoC) for Ethereum. The CoC is not focused on individual teams or institutions but rather a decentralized community more broadly. Further, the CoC advises community members to try "to eliminate the adverse side-effects of power."

The CoC essentially codifies respect and kindness, including statements against discrimination, prejudice, and breaches of privacy. Adoption of the code, of course, is voluntary.

The document is being maintained by the Fellowship of Ethereum Magicians' Integrity Ring. 

Dani Putney

Dani is a full-time writer for ETHNews. They received their bachelor's degree in English writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, where they also studied journalism and queer theory. In their free time, they write poetry, play the piano, and fangirl over fictional characters. They live with their partner, three dogs, and two cats in the middle of nowhere, Nevada.

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