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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14,305 viewsApril 26th, 2018 by fergish
April 23rd brought core and app developers for the SAFE Network from all over the world to Ayr, Scotland for SAFE Dev Con 2018.
In this episode we hit the highpoints with Dug Campbell, head of Marketing and Outreach with MaidSafe.
The full video of the event is linked below, and the different speakers should soon be available as individual videos on MaidSafe's YouTube channel soon, if not be time of this podcast going live. (See channel link below.)
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15,390 viewsApril 12th, 2018 by fergish
As promised in the last episode, Chadrick Mahaffey shares his presentation about EOS, the history behind it, the value proposition and why he is bullish on its mass adoption.
This is far from an exhaustive and authoritative treatise. It maybe even leaves one with more questions than answers. But it is a good foothold about the EOS platform as it is developing, and why an enterprise developer such as Chadrick could be excited about the possibilities of what should be enabled by it.
If you ...Read More
9,696 viewsMarch 23rd, 2018 by fergish
Chadrick Mahaffey and I introduce you to SFEOS, a project that he originated and is shepherding, that I and others are helping along.
SFEOS is a lot of things at once:
It's a game that is fun, that engages players in adventure and economics and social organization in the game universe.
It's a project that is developed, advanced and governed solely by players with real skin in the game, those who contribute value.
It's a distributed autonomous organization/community with an economic...Read More
15,006 viewsMarch 5th, 2018 by fergish
NOTE: There is an explosive Easter Egg of revelation in the body of this episode regarding cryptography. It is likely you haven't heard about it before, so keep hands on your bonnet.
"Alternative Energy" as we've known it has been a disaster for the most part. Everybody wants to "be green," do it right, be efficient, be really smart, but billions in government subsidies have mainly resulted in no progress except to line a lot of pockets and increase central control.
Professor Jim McCan...Read More
11,736 viewsFebruary 28th, 2018 by fergish
With the SAFE Alpha 2 Network running for some months now, providing a stable, improving interface for developers to interface with and learn to use the SAFE APIs, a lot of development activity is taking place by independant App Developers.
Our guest for this episode is Shane Armstrong, an experienced and successful software engineer who recently discovered the SAFE Network and has jumped right in and started developing and implementing important apps for the network.
We discuss his persp...Read More
12,366 viewsFebruary 22nd, 2018 by fergish
The main problems in talking about the SAFE Network are understanding (1) the enormous scope of the project, (2) the various specific innovations it represents, (3) how those innovations interrelate in the overall system, and (4) why the approach is fundamentally different than pretty much anything else that is being attempted.
Regardless of the technical level of the enquirer, Project SAFE has lacked a really good landing place to begin exploration into it.
In this episode we interview ...Read More
11,101 viewsFebruary 14th, 2018 by fergish
I start off this episode sharing a bit about why I'm doing this series on festivals in general and the One Love Festival in particular, and why it's important. Part of this is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of abandoning existing systems and technologies prematurely, in an effort to use new social systems and technologies to improve on or fix existing ones. There's a balance to be struck. Food for thought.
Then I share a delightful interview with Melanie Davenport and her husband, Nick....Read More
11,789 viewsFebruary 7th, 2018 by fergish
Christopher Jackson has been making unique and special events happen for a long time and understands the components. We talk about what he's done, why he changed from being a promoter and producer of hip Hollywood parties attended by the likes of Hugh Hefner and his entourage, and others, to producing a different kind of experience that allows for people to connect on a whole different and more satisfying level.
We also talk about his part in last year's One Love Festival, and how his technic...Read More
13,026 viewsJanuary 30th, 2018 by fergish
"I Am" is a technology stack that is evolving to incorporate high tech, to aide a process of personal and social improvement and connection.
Our guest, Lucien Vattel, has years of experience in developing technologies to assist in learning and general education. His company (We Are) is partnering with the One Love Festival (see Technology & Choice #26) to evolve the festival experience while working as a proving/learning ground for evolving the I Am tech in a unique social environment.
7,446 viewsJanuary 25th, 2018 by fergish
Modern technology has enabled us to do so many things that were never possible in history. People move more, farther and faster than ever in history. The internet has allowed us to communicate and form relationships with others from almost anywhere.
But the impulse for in-person connection with others, the forming of personal bonds, is strong and too often unfulfilled.
Festivals of all sorts are exploding in popularity all around the world. These events take many forms, for many reaso...Read More