Revolution or revelations?

Most things in life start with good intentions, Some would say the road to hell is paved with them! From the “Splitting of the Atom” on December 17th 1938 to the invention of the “Magnavox” in 1915, one only needs look to the past for the confirmation that all things even seamlessly harmless inventions like the printing Press to the convincing...
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Cloudflare - why the fuss?

​ Cloudflare has spent the last 10 years building itself into one of the world's largest cloud service providers, however, after recent revelations regarding their network being 'hijacked' by paedophiles, terrorists and drug runners as well as the continuing concerns about the way they manage data and connectivity have taken the shine off their rec...
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An (Abridged) History of Blockchain Governance by Robert Greenfield IV

Learning lessons in blockchain governance from crypto-foundations, open protocols, and everything in between In a much longer post , I dived into the details of how governance models have evolved throughout the blockchain ecosystem since the first DAO developed in 2015. The analysis reviews the Ethereum DAO, Decred, adChain, EOSio, DigixDAO, the En...
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Tweetstorm Series: A thread on the implications of Bitcoin: The Sovereign Individual edition.

As part of an on-going Tweetstorm Series , we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here in blog format for easier consumption and sharing beyond twitter. Today, we feature Yassine Elmandjra and his analysis of the implications of Bitcoin based on the book "The Sovereign Individual". ...
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A New Landscape of Decentralized Media

Mainstream media is facing serious challenges. We see a lack of trust from the public in the news they consume, for many reasons such as censorship, unverifiable information, and private interests. However, it is possible to see that the root of these problems stem from the way power is organized in a centralized way. The pitfalls of centralized me...
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Blockchain And Its Impact On The Developing Nations

Apart from the 5 key elements to life i.e. Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether; one thing that has been reshaping the world today is  Blockchain Technology . Blockchain technology is in some way or the other penetrating into everyone's lives without. No, I am not talking from the spiritual point of view, but from an economics point of view....
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From Tweeting to Tooting!

The case for a privacy driven 'twitter'.... There is no doubt that Twitter is a great place for finding and following news, information, trolls and agenda pushing platforms. Some even run entire countries on it (or think they do, hahaha) :) However, Twitter has been caught out supposedly 'accidentally' collecting data and sharing user data with uni...
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Relocating the town center

Why moving away from the big e-retailers could well be good for you and the future of the internet The emergence of e-commerce has proven to be the route to safety for some major retailers and the ruin of others as witnessed by the wholesale destruction of the main & high streets and shopping malls & centers of North America and the UK. It ...
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The Litecoin Halving - Do Less Rewards Mean More Value For Miners?

​Here is a question: "Does the scarcity of the digital asset make it more valuable or is it the utility of a token?"  The Litecoin blockchain halving was succesful at the block height of 1,680,000 at 10:16 UTC (Monday August 5, 2019). The halving reduces the Litecoin reward in half, from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC per block mined. There was no immedia...
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The Benefits of a Return To Sound Money

As part of an on-going Tweetstorm Series , we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here in blog format for easier consumption and sharing beyond twitter. Today, we feature the work of Ben Prentice, an independent researcher focused on understanding the effects of fiat money and...
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David Chaum's Vault System: The World's First Blockchain

Thanks to his prolific contribution to cryptography, game theory, and the world economy via Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto seems to get a lot of lesser deserved credit. While some observers overstate his abilities by implying he (or she, or it) must have been some sort of time traveler, alien being, or artificial intelligence (which has been proven to b...
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Bitcoin: Ancestor to the Energon Cube

by Michelle Varron (Last updated November 2018) I. The Chasm Between Unscientific and Scientific Isaac Newton is often referred to as the first of the modern physicists and the last of the alchemists. He lived at the border of superstition and science, studying texts on material transmutation and alchemical culture that would be considered by today...
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The Libra Lie: Why Facebook's "Cryptocurrency" Will Not Become Permissionless

written for the #librenotlibra initiative Facebook has been very busy lately, tracking you through photos that you download, denying that it's a social network, and buying approval to violate your privacy . Adding to its unfavourably lively media presence these days is Facebook's latest venture which takes them into the cryptocurrency space: Libra....
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Space Nodes & CubeSats

Bolstering Peers Secure, irreversible economic freedom is vital because it represents a basic foundation and stepping stone to more comprehensive independence. Not only can financial sovereignty give a passive avenue to resist a government encroaching on personal freedom, but it can also give individuals the opportunity to do the same within a dome...
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Blockchain Needs Selfless People

As someone who often fantasizes about how blockchain is going to change our world, I've had (too) many conversations around the future of this technology that don't ever result in tangible plans of action. This is frustrating. While I genuinely believe that blockchain technology will play an important role in our future, I also feel that we've been...
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Listen To The Nodes

Bitcoin still relies on the internet as rails to reach consensus and is thus susceptible to many traditional chokepoints. Reachable peers that are able to both send and receive connections from the Bitcoin blockchain number only slightly over 10,000. These nodes are capable of fully validating the Bitcoin Blockchain and are a vital check on miners....
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Networks & Technology - A Race to Minimize Trust

The same people who today preach the future will hold hundreds of competing cryptocurrencies, any of which can pass Bitcoin in importance, resolutely echo yesteryears prophets of speculatory network infrastructure bubbles. During the last few centuries, mankind has consistently found ways to transfer value more efficiently by opting into distribute...
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Hey dude? Now you see it, now you don’t!

Or how I learned to love the bullet(proofs)! I am just like the next guy when it comes to personal space and my privacy but accept that you have to work hard to preserve both....... you need to be aware of what’s going on around you and in the world and gravitate towards the best places and adopt the best processes to accommodate you and your lifes...
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Slowly But Surely Is Better Than Quickly But Vaguely

​You may have heard of the heavy criticism against Bitcoin and its PoW (Proof-Of-Work) consensus mechanism. All of a sudden, you have so called "crypto-influencers" who probably just got into the cryptocurrency space call Bitcoin out for being slow and energy inefficient. At the same time, they shill for another cryptocurre...
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Bitcoin, The Internet, and Rock N' Roll.

 It will crush every single idea we have of what value exchange mediums are all about. David Bowie predicted the essence and impact of the internet in 1999. He was a visionary and regarded as one of the greatest artists of our time, but little do people know, he was also a genius in more than just music. In this interview in with The BBC's Jer...
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