"How many hashes did this take to produce" is not sufficient to the security unless with the additional knowledge "how much energy a mining rig need to consume to calculate one hash" which is a public knowledge but not well-known outside of bitcoiner...
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13,230 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.
7,600 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
9,801 viewsJanuary 16th, 2018 by fergish
It was an absolute pleasure to have a long talk with Adam B. Levine about the concept of Value, its core meaning, how we exchange with each other with Value in mind, and how new tools of cryptocurrencies and cryptographic tokens give us options that have never existed before--and, of course, some speculation on the possibilities!
There's a lot here, folks. Enjoy!
Bumper music: Rocket Power by Kevin MacLeod.
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7,326 viewsNovember 16th, 2017 by fergish
Some more interesting folks at the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference shared some more very interesting projects and activities.
This episode we explore:
Spectiv -- Nick Ravanbakhsh
Grid + -- Karl Kreder
Cryptoart -- Troy Ferno
Cryptopods -- Eric Hoffenbach
Decred -- Marco Peereboom
Once again, huge thanks to Paul and Linda Snow, and all who made the Texas Bitcoin Conference possible.
Bumper music: Rocket Power by Kevin MacLeod.
6,424 viewsNovember 9th, 2017 by fergish
I had some great talks with folks at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in late October.
Paul Puey, CEO of Airbitz and the new Edge wallet, on taking the core concepts and success of Airbitz and taking it to a new level of reach and implementation, rebranding as Edge, and making it much more than just a wallet, but a real tool for security.
Julian Smith, Pres. and CEO of Blockfreight, about integrating blockchain tech into the vastly important movement of freight round the worl...Read More
5,034 viewsOctober 31st, 2017 by fergish
At the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference I had a chance to have a long talk with Eric Anderson (hacker-named "Eijah") about his new project, Promether.
We cover his history, including a good delve into Demonsaw (a very effective, proven means of anonymous, secure and private communication and file sharing) which has been in use for the last four years.
With the experience gained on securing privacy with Demonsaw, Eric is launching a much more ambitious project to deliver privacy and anonymit...Read More
4,379 viewsOctober 26th, 2017 by fergish
The SAFE Network is a huge software infrastructure project which is currently in Alpha 2, a network of distributed nodes, hosted on cloud servers for MaidSafe as the many intricacies of the architecture are fine tuned. A future iteration will return to nodes hosted by external participants at home, but Alpha 2 exposes a stable set of interfaces which developers can use learn how the network functions and how to build applications for it.
Today we talk with Gabriel Viganotti of Cordoba, Arge...Read More
4,563 viewsOctober 16th, 2017 by fergish
With the SAFE Network Alpha 2 release progressing forward with interfaces stabilizing, and a stable network to test against, application developers are starting to see and begin exploiting what is possible with such a network when it is ultimately in place.
Today we have a very interesting talk with Edward Holst, Software Architect and Lead Developer for a small fintech firm in Sweden. In his spare time he has begun to explore the guts of the SAFE Network and see the huge advantages SAFE wil...Read More
6,159 viewsSeptember 26th, 2017 by fergish
Nick Lambert joins us with to talk about the new Alpha 2 network just released by MaidSafe, as well as other aspects of the network development and what differentiates what MaidSafe is developing from all other existing projects.
Music for this episode: SAFE Crossroads, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes
New MaidSafe website -- with links for Alpha 2 info. This really merits a visit for all, ...Read More
13,489 viewsJuly 20th, 2017 by fergish
Our guest this episode is Joe Urgo, Co-Founder of district0x.
district0x is an open source platform for the deployment of decentralized organizations, markets and limitless other means of organizational interactions, including the means to describe and execute governance models as agreed by the participants.
This seems to be a great step forward in the evolution of decentralized organization. Listen in and you decide where it fits.
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