Parallel Garden: Hydroponics with a Greater Mission

Parallel Garden uses hydroponic crop cultivation to deal with the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining, and provides a prototype alternative to destructive mainstream agriculture practices. In the Bistro Cafe in the Letna district in Prague, visitors may be struck by a laddering row of pipes, with sprouting crops popping out of them. This ...
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Libra - An existential threat to human rights, data privacy and national sovereignty

It makes sense if we talk about Robocop...   Specifically the 1987 original film where the director Paul Verhoeven lays out his dystopian vision of the future of Detroit. In that future a corporation, Omniconsumer products (OCP) has essentially taken over the city of Detroit. They've bought out the police force and own pretty much all emp...
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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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Libra: The Ideavirus

The lid on the fabled "Facebook coin" project has been finally lifted in the middle of June. Libra, a name evoking an ancient unit of weight, scales of justice and a somewhat clever jab at Winklevoss' Gemini, has already been written about extensively. Though some commenters offer a dystopian vision of the future under an all-seeing corporate eye, ...
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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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What Is Money, Actually? Cattle, Tally Sticks, and Ancient Technology

Money is something that we all use every day, without giving it a second thought. Like many other basic technologies invented by our ancestors, it has become such a fixture that we take it for granted. Let's roll the clock back a bit, so that we can understand what this seemingly universal medium of exchange really is at its core. A Short History o...
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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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How to Leverage Crypto Twitter

Crypto Twitter truly is a weird and wonderful place full of colourful cartoon characters, self proclaimed 'influencers' and ego-centric traders locked in a fruitless battle for followers and engagement. The 'mood' of this surreal place we call home is often dictated by the current market conditions and usually changes on a daily basis. For example ...
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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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Scam Forensics: “Tradenance” — [BtX]

 
 

"The World's Fastest Robot and Profitable Trading Platform"
- Is a big scam.

This is pretty eye-catching, right? Combine all these words, and you can convince a lot of people that you are indeed a real deal. Unfortunately, these mumble jumbles are created and organized by a group of scammers. I'll let you know ahead that this is a long article as I examined every part that makes me say this is a scam. Continue reading below to be able to understand further.​

TLDR: Connected with multiple previous scams. Pyramid scheme. Untrustworthy team. AVOID at all cost.


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Discord - Secure or not so secure?

After looking into Threema , Signal , Riot and Telegram , we come to another messaging app that is heavily used by gamers and more recently has also made it’s mark in the crypto world..... Discord ! It’s geared specifically toward video game players, providing them with a means to find one another, to co-ordinate play and chat whilst playing. It su...
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Getting Started with A.I. in Content Marketing

AI in marketing is nothing new. Anyone who has ever purchased an item on Amazon has been the "victim" of content marketing via artificial intelligence (with machine learning thrown in, of course). As soon as your purchase is made, you are automatically presented with other products, along with the phrase, "Others who have purchased t...
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Don't Fall For The Hype: Why Bitcoin's $10,000 Price Does Not Reflect Its True Value

This is an article that was written 18 months ago in December 3rd, 2017 on Decentralize Today's medium blog. We revisit it here after the end of the bear market of 2018-2019 as Bitcoin breaches the $10,000 mark once again, both upwards and downwards, with a fresh perspective and the luxury of hindsight.  -------------------...
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Are Amazon and Alibaba dead?

And will Particl Disrupt the Disruptors? sponsored post The thing that has really excited me the most this year up to and including Consensus NYC was not digitized gold, it was not the infrastructural growth of Bitcoin, it was not the tokenization of real estate or the latest smart contact platform nor has it been the number of companies that were ...
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Peak Fiat: Thoughts on the Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook announced late last year that they had been quietly working on a homegrown stablecoin that would enable peer-to-peer transfers over WhatsApp and Messenger. The whitepaper is now available at the Libra foundation website, the Facebook-led organization that will be supervising the development and governance of the token. Unlike many other to...
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Riot.im - a secure messenger?

Having reviewed Threema and Signal in recent days, we are now going to bounce over to a more team orientated messenger: Riot/Matrix When I say ‘team orientated’, well, Riot is more like Slack in so far as it is a ‘person to person’ chat which allows you to communicate with someone as an individual (under People as per Riot ) or within a group (or R...
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What To Tell Your Friends When They Ask "Should I Invest In Bitcoin?"

As we enter the second half of 2019, we are once again seeing the price of Bitcoin skyrocket. Like clockwork, I am starting to receive at least one to two messages a day from old friends, casual acquaintances, and even random strangers, all asking the same thing: "Is it too late to invest in Bitcoin?" "How do I invest in Bitcoin?" and of course, "S...
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Signal: A Secure Messenger?

In my last article of this series, we reviewed Threema , one of the messengers I personally love and use daily, as part of a series of articles about messaging services available today. Over the next two weeks, we will write reviews about the best options for you and your cellphone examining their startup, evolution, compatibility, security,&n...
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