First time for a crypto to be used in the mainstream.....the real mainstream instead of a promise of that in the future.....that could be huge. I also like the way that Kik appears to understand crypto very well and they seem intelligent on this.
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2,022 viewsNovember 14th, 2018 by fergish
Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful.
In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure.
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2,948 viewsNovember 7th, 2018 by fergish
A rather historical event in the United States gives us an interesting opportunity to examine a bunch important dynamics through the lens (or "Looking Glass") of Technology and Choice as a tool.
There may never have been a time, not only in the United States but the rest of the world, when we have been so connected and yet so polarized at the same time. Whether you hold to the old Chinese curse ("May you live in Interesting Times") or not, there is no question that we do live in interesting t...Read More
4,958 viewsOctober 30th, 2018 by fergish
In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust").
How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare...Read More
4,378 viewsOctober 24th, 2018 by fergish
Semantics has to do with meaning. What if we could tie information together on the web by meaning, rather than by webpage?
In this conversation we find out a bit about how this is beginning to be achieved, and how it is creating vast new horizons for how the internet will soon be used.
4,082 viewsSeptember 4th, 2018 by fergish
As the creator of something, do you give it life? As a fiction writer, does a story acquire a life of its own? As a software programmer, do you sometimes feel that what you're creating has something to teach you? Is your creation of any sort just something you do and have done, or do you nurture it and query it about what it needs to succeed?
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5,411 viewsAugust 4th, 2018 by fergish
Jonas Smedegaard has been part of the central team that maintains the Debian operating system for many years. Debian is a very important part of the open source ecosystem with a core team of about a thousand, with tens of thousands of contributors. Many other projects benefit from the work done by the Debian community.
In this conversation, we discuss open source i...Read More
7,519 viewsJuly 18th, 2018 by fergish
In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus).
This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs.
This episode, we talk to Bartłomiej Kamiński, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper.
We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should a...Read More
12,457 viewsJune 4th, 2018 by fergish
My old friend and sometimes co-host, Robert Worstell, returns and we explore the topic of research, especially from the angle of learning how to write fiction, and writing in general.
Over the years Robert has rolled up his sleeves and plunged into many subject areas to establish for himself what the underlying principles are that allow one to master the subject or action, used what he learned to be effective in the field, and then shared what he learned with others. In the process he has pub...Read More
13,918 viewsMay 25th, 2018 by fergish
On Thursday evening, May 24th, 2018, MaidSafe released publically the PARSEC consensus protocol. PARSEC stands for Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus. It is being released under very permissive, open-source GPL and MIT licensing for potential use in a wide variety of circumstances by a wide variety of projects quite aside from the SAFE Network.
For the MaidSafe, the release of PARSEC puts the final major research barrier behind it, opening the door for a stra...Read More
13,464 viewsApril 29th, 2018 by fergish
The Meritocracy Chronicle will be a regularly recurring segment, dedicated to discussing and documenting the evolution of the game SFEOS and the principles of crowd founding. See links below for more details on both SFEOS and Crowd Founding.
The term meritocracy can have a variety of connotations and meaning, depending upon users and context. Here it is used only to indicate that the levers of control and influence within a group or activity are best and most justly yielded by those with ...Read More