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WHITEPAPERS: Smart Contract Protocols
Name Link Whitepaper title
Achain (previously thinkyoung) https://www.achain.com/Achain%20Whitepaper%202.0_EN.pdf Achain Blockchain Whitepaper: build to be boundless
Aergo (by blocko) https://www.aergo.io/paper/ multiple
Aion https://aion.network/media/en-aion-network-technical-introduction.pdf Aion: enabling the decentralized Internet
Ark https://ark.io/Whitepaper.pdf A Platform for Consumer Adoption
Avalanche https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmUy4jh5mGNZvLkjies1RWM4YuvJh5o2FYopNPVYwrRVGV Snowflake to Avalanche: a novel metastable consensus protocol family for cryptocurrencies
Blink https://blink.network/media/blink-protocol.pdf Proof-of-stake distrbuted consensus protocol
Byteball https://byteball.org/Byteball.pdf A Decentralized System for Storage and Transfer of Value
Cardano https://whitepaperdatabase.com/cardano-ada-whitepaper/ Ouroboros: A provably secure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol
Celer Network https://www.celer.network/doc/CelerNetwork-Whitepaper.pdf Celer Network: Bring Internet Scale to Every Blockchain
Chia https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/893.pdf Beyond Hellman's Time-memory trade-offs with applications to proofs of space
Coda https://codaprotocol.com/static/coda-whitepaper-05-10-2018-0.pdf Coda: Decentralized cryptocurrency at scale
Cosmos https://cosmos.network/docs/resources/whitepaper.html A Network of Distributed Ledgers
CryptoNear https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UQ5A4g2wOl5EKTjpH8p7B3uiQ6CqFYVE/view CryptoNear : A Fast Decentralized Protocol for Low-End Devices
DAGlabs https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/1159.pdf Spectre/Phantom whitepapers
Decred https://docs.decred.org/research/overview/
Dfinity https://dfinity.org/pdf-viewer/pdfs/viewer?file=../library/dfinity-consensus.pdf Multiple
Elrond https://elrond.network/files/Elrond_Whitepaper_EN.pdf A highly scalable public blockchain via adaptive state sharding and secure proof of stake
Enigma MPC https://enigma.co/enigma_full.pdf Enigma: Decentralized Computation Platform with Guaranteed Privacy
EOS https://eos.io/documents/EOS_An_Introduction.pdf eos: an introduction
Ethereum https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
Ethereum Classic
Exonum
Gamechain http://blockchain.game/WhitepaperCN.pdf Onchain gaming distribution channel
Gochain https://gochain.io/gochain-whitepaper-v1.pdf Gochain: Blockchain at Scale
Harmony http://simple-rules.com/tech Harmony: open consensus for 10B people
Hashgraph https://www.swirlds.com/downloads/SWIRLDS-TR-2016-01.pdf The Swirlds Hashgraph consensus algorithm: fair fast byzantine fault tolerance
Holochain https://github.com/holochain/holochain-proto/blob/whitepaper/holochain.pdf scalable agent-centric distributed computing
ICON https://docs.icon.foundation/ICON-Whitepaper-EN-Draft.pdf ICON: Hyperconnect the world
iOlite https://iolite.io/docs/iolite_witepaper_rev3.pdf Bridging the Gaps with Iolite Blockchain
IOTA http://iotatoken.com/IOTA_Whitepaper.pdf The Tangle
Kadena http://kadena.io/docs/Kadena-ConsensusWhitePaper-Aug2016.pdf Multiple
Lisk* https://whitepaperdatabase.com/lisk-lsk-whitepaper/ Lisk Whitepaper
Magnachain https://magnachain.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MagnaChain_Tech-Whitepaper_En-5.pdf Changing the Rules of the Game
NANO (previously Raiblocks) https://nano.org/en/whitepaper A Feeless Distributed Cryptocurrency network
Neblio https://nebl.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NeblioWhitepaper.pdf Next Generation Enterprise Blockahin Solutions
NEM (permissioned blockchain) https://nem.io/wp-content/themes/nem/files/NEM_techRef.pdf NEM: Technical Reference
NEO http://docs.neo.org/en-us/whitepaper.html A distributed network for the Smart Economy
Nervos https://github.com/NervosFoundation/binary/blob/master/whitepaper/nervos-ckb.pdf Nervos CKB: A common knowledge base for blockchains and applications
Newton https://www.newtonproject.org/whitepaper/ Newton: Infrastructure for the Community Economy
Oasis Labs https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.05141.pdf%20 Ekiden: Platform for Confidentiality-Preserving, Trustworthy, & Performant Smart Contract Execution
Origo https://origo.network/whitepaper The Scalable Privacy Preserving Platform for Decentralized Applications
Particl https://github.com/particl/whitepaper/blob/master/decentralized-private-marketplace-draft-0.1.pdf A Decentralized Private Marketplace
Polkadot https://polkadot.network/PolkaDotPaper.pdf Polkadot: Vision for a Heterogenous multi-chain framework
QTUM https://qtum.org/user/pages/03.tech/01.white-papers/Qtum%20Whitepaper.pdf Smart-Contract Value-Transfer Protocols on a Distributed Mobile Application Platform
Quarkchain https://quarkchain.io/QUARK%20CHAIN%20Public%20Version%200.3.5.pdf A high-capacity peer-to-peer transactional system
Radix Protocol https://papers.radixdlt.com/tempo/latest/#abstract Radix- Tempo
RChain https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/rchain-architecture/stable/rchain-architecture.pdf Rchain Architecture Documentation
Skale Labs (layer 2)
Solana https://solana.com/solana-whitepaper.pdf Solana: A new architecture for a high performance blockchain
Spacemesh https://spacemesh.io/assets/built/whitepaper1.2.pdf A fair, secure, decentralized and scalable cryptocurreny and smart contracts computer
Stratis* https://stratisplatform.com/files/Stratis_Whitepaper.pdf Stratis Blockchain Solutions
Telegram https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ucUeKg_NiR8RxNAonb8Q55jZha03WC0O/view
Tezos https://tezos.com/static/papers/position_paper.pdf Tezos: A self-amending crypto-ledger position paper
Thunder https://docs.thundercore.com/thunder-whitepaper.pdf The Thunder Protocol
Tron https://o836fhe91.qnssl.com/tron/whitebook/TronWhitepaper_en.pdf Tron
Ubiq* https://blog.ubiqsmart.com/ubiq-in-one-page-3e3d335064fc Ubiq in One Page
VeChain https://cdn.vechain.com/vechainthor_development_plan_and_whitepaper_en_v1.0.pdf Devopment Plan and Whitepaper
Wanchain https://wanchain.org/files/Wanchain-Whitepaper-EN-version.pdf Building Super Financial markets for the new digital economy
Waves (non-turing complete SC) https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-whitepaper-164dd6ca6a23 Waves whitepaper
Zilliqa https://docs.zilliqa.com/whitepaper.pdf The Zilliqa Technical Whitepaper
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