A curated list of papers ordered by number of citations. Last updated 2019-12-10

#Title
Citations
1.A next-generation smart contract and decentralized application platform Buterin, Vitalik. 2014
846
2.DFINITY Technology Overview Series, Consensus System Hanke, Timo and Movahedi, Mahnush and Williams, Dominic. 2018
53
3.Polkadot: Vision for a heterogeneous multi-chain framework Wood, Gavin. 2016
46
4.Cosmos: A network of distributed ledgers Kwon, Jae and Buchman, Ethan. 2016
36
5.Tezos -- a self-amending crypto-ledger Goodman, L.M.. 2014
14
6.The Aztec Protocol Zachary J., Williamson. 2018
12
7.The Thunder Protocol Pass, Rafael and Shi, Elaine. 2018
10
8.Counterfactual: Generalized state channels Coleman, Jeff and Horne, Liam and Xuanji, Li. 2018
10
9.Rootstock: Bitcoin powered smart contracts Lerner, S Demian. 2015
8
10.Coda: Decentralized cryptocurrency at scale Meckler, Izaak and Shapiro, Evan. 2018
4
11.The Arwen Trading Protocols Heilman, Ethan and Lipmann, Sebastien and Goldberg, Sharon. 2018
1
12.The Chia Network Blockchain Cohen, Bram and Pietrzak, Krzysztof. 2019
1
13.Bancor Protocol Hertzog, Eyal and Benartzi, Guy and Benartzi, Galia. 2017
0