Conclusion of the episode: Stablecoins, yet another kind of shitcoins. Another point: I don't get the benefit for the US govt to issue a FedCoin. Apart from the buzz that a FedCoin would get, the dollar has still the property of a shitcoin already: a...
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April 6th, 2018 by Legendface66
On this episode of The Third Web, we hear from Brian Behlendorf, the head of the Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation, and leading figure in the open-source software movement.
Brian began developing open-source code during the mid-1990's and was also the lead developer of Apache Web Server — one of the worlds most used pieces of software.
Today, in the midst of a blockchain boom, Brian’s focus is still on free software development. I spoke with Brian in October. We were both in ...Read More
January 23rd, 2018 by Legendface66
"The DFINITY project was formed to research ways of enabling public decentralized networks to host a virtual computer of unlimited capacity. This rests upon a new blockchain computer that is similar in concept to Ethereum but has vastly improved performance and, ultimately, unlimited capacity. The starting requirement was that the systems developed should be useful in joining 1 million or more mining clients."
Huge claims, but the DFINITY project is indeed one of the most interesting infrastr...Read More
January 23rd, 2018 by Legendface66
Artificial Intelligence Researcher Ben Goertzal and Blockchain Solution Architect, Simone Vulpem discuss the SingularityNet artificial intelligence marketplace. Currently, the market for artificial intelligence is dominated by industry giants with huge monolithic offerings with features far beyond the often niche applications may businesses have a need for.
Smaller organisations provide bespoke solutions but these can be expensive and configuration heavy.
SingularityNet gives independent d...Read More
December 10th, 2017 by Legendface66
In today’s episode we look at spank chain, an adult industry cryptocurrency payment system built using Ethereum. Currently, financial intermediaries in the adult entertainment industry exploiting their position to impose arbitrary rules on content by refusing to serve participants who produce content a specific payment processor finds objectionable.
The effect of this is to persecute already marginalized groups like trans men and women and as well as severing the income of both individuals ...Read More
November 20th, 2017 by Legendface66
Today we are taking a quick look at a range of problems and their solutions through the lens of a little known project known as Gazecoin. Under the gaze coin banner are a range of projects, among them, a virtual world with purchasable real estate which serves as a content delivery channel.
I first encountered Gazecoin when founder Jonny peters invited me to check out the project’s pilot content-creation studio in Sydney.
Jonny is an accomplished entrepreneur who made his first move in ...Read More
November 12th, 2017 by Legendface66
Video, mobile first, open APIs, an existing two sided market, and a 40 million strong userbase already transacting digitally. The YouNow live video platform is an ideal candidate for a monetary network based business. YouNow’s Props project aims to achieve just this.
Decentralized economies will reshape digital media.
Decentralized monetary networks work well when applied to existing producer-consumer networks. Today digital media is a producer-consumer network with despotic intermediar...Read More
November 6th, 2017 by Legendface66
Joshua Ashley Klayman, co-founded the blockchain and smart contracts working group at the law firm Morrison and Foerster and leads the WSBA’s Legal Working Group. We caught up in person at a Cafe in Central Park to discuss gender disparity in tech and ICO regulation - a subject of considerable significance right now.
Women in blockchain: Social barriers to entry, Counterproductive responses to gender disparity in blockchain, Public displays of bigotry.
ICO Regulation: ...Read More
October 31st, 2017 by Legendface66
Today we’re wrapping up The Ether Review and kicking off The Third Web. Some of the remarks I make in this episode are overstated and under qualified. Please feel free to critique any views you disagree with in the comments and if there is sufficient intelligent controversy I’ll revisit the subjects in question in subsequent episodes.
This podcast is targeted at industry observers looking for a technical examination of issues on the frontier of what has become known as the blockchain spac...Read More
5,672 viewsOctober 17th, 2017 by Legendface66
The founders of Attores, Gorang Torvekar and David Moskowitz discuss their notion of “smart contracts as a service”.
The platform is currently being piloted by nanyang polytechnic in Singapore as a digital diploma registry. This is being extended into a full professional network platform called Indorse, which ran an ICO earlier this year.
In addition to the above we discuss the birth of the Ethereum Kovan testnet, which has it’s origins in a pub, just outside the Attores/Ethereum Fou...Read More
6,065 viewsOctober 11th, 2017 by Legendface66
Current solutions for decentralized data processing like Golem or Truebit provide part of a data services solution. Storj, Filecoin, Sia, and others offer storage solutions.
Streamer tokenizes the value in streams of Data. Using the same interface for both data delivery and payment, Streamr hopes to create a two sided market for data. This rounds out the basic data services portfolio, operating synergistically with existing projects.
CEO Henri Pihkala and COO Risto Karjalainen explain.