References and Citations

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    • The foundational whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto that introduced the concept of blockchain and Bitcoin, laying the groundwork for decentralized digital currencies and blockchain technology.

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    • Vitalik Buterin's seminal whitepaper that proposed the Ethereum blockchain, introducing smart contracts and the idea of a programmable blockchain.

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    • The whitepaper detailing the design and implementation of Uniswap v2, a decentralized exchange protocol that allows for automated liquidity provision on the Ethereum blockchain.

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    • An article introducing Casper, Ethereum's proof-of-stake protocol, which aims to improve the scalability and energy efficiency of the Ethereum network.

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    • Gavin Wood's Ethereum Yellow Paper, providing the technical specification of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and the underlying protocols of the Ethereum blockchain.

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    • A research paper analyzing various DeFi protocols, their interest rates, liquidity, and market efficiency, providing insights into the functioning and dynamics of decentralized finance.

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    • A comprehensive report discussing the potential and challenges of blockchain technology in promoting economic development and financial inclusion.

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    • An in-depth report by Chainalysis analyzing the prevalence and types of criminal activities involving cryptocurrencies, and the measures taken to combat crypto-related crimes.

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    • Nick Szabo's pioneering work on smart contracts, outlining the concept and potential applications of self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement directly written into code.

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    • The technical specifications and documentation for Ethereum 2.0, detailing the transition to proof-of-stake and the improvements in scalability, security, and sustainability.

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    • A collection of security audit reports and best practices from OpenZeppelin, a leading provider of security audits for blockchain projects.

These references provide a comprehensive foundation for understanding the principles, technologies, and developments that underpin the VSG token and the broader blockchain ecosystem. They offer insights into the theoretical and practical aspects of blockchain technology, smart contracts, decentralized finance, and financial inclusion.

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