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This eventually should be merged into the
``Distributed Consensus'' section of A Treatise on Altcoins, but
as that is very unfinished, in the meantime the author is releasing it as
a standalone article.
Because of the interaction between incentive analysis and cryptography, this
subject makes for frequent and mentally-taxing discussions on IRC. The goal of
this document is to clarify the fundamentals and put these discussions on sounder