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May 20th, 2020 by Legendface66
The effect technology has on individual freedom is a recurring theme in lunchtime discussions in the Tlon office. Chief Product Officer, Anthony Arroyo has a background in linguistics and the philosophy of technology. This positions him well to explain the nature of this relationship and how Urbit positions itself between the two.
Anthony offered the key insight that today computers have evolved from their nature as tools into mechanical colonizers of our lives. More than just absorbing our a...Read More
April 17th, 2020 by Legendface66
Engineer Ted Blackman works on the Urbit OS kernel. Like many Tlon employees, Ted initially came to the project as an open source contributor. In this discussion Ted breaks the operating system down into its components and explains its relationship to Urbit ID which we will cover in-depth in episode 4.
Ted begins by helping us establish a foundational understanding of what an operating system is and what roles traditional OSs excel in. Then he explores how Urbit functions as a layer above, cr...Read More
April 14th, 2020 by Legendface66Engineer Ted Blackman works on the Urbit OS kernel. Like many Tlon employees, Ted initially came to the project as an open source contributor. In this discussion Ted breaks the operating system down into its components and explains its relationship to Urbit ID which we will cover in-depth in episode 4. Ted begins by helping us establish a foundational understanding of what an operating system is and what roles traditional OSs excel in. Then he explores how Urbit functions as a layer above,... Read More
May 9th, 2019 by Legendface66
Holochain has been a project simminging in the background of the blockchain space for several years now. The promise has been a panaceaic solution to the performance and scalability issues facing decentralised hosting platforms. It’s an oft heard claim, but, as founder Arthur Brock expounds in this interview, by giving up our insistence on global consensus in favor of discoverable and verifiable local state, a world of options is opened to us. This kind of discussion follows from the Secure ...Read More
March 17th, 2019 by Legendface66The range of third-web platforms in development today is greater than ever. From data-centric blockchain based approaches to agent-centric designs like Secure Scuttlebut, the potential futures of the third web are rapidly expanding. Today we look at another approach with the Urbit platform. Like Secure Scuttlebutt, Urbit is agent centric. It is a deterministic operating system designed to be the filter between a user and the online services they use. I last covered Urbit in 2016 and the ... Read More
March 3rd, 2019 by Legendface66
Joined by Dillon Chen of Commonwealth Labs
What is Edgeware Edgeware being developed by an entity called Commonwealth Labs Built on Parity’s Substrate Grandpa finality tool Onchain governance Scripting built in. Using Web Assembly (Wasm)
Building on Substrate People used to build their own web servers, now they use the cloud. People used to build new chains, now they can use Substrate. This enables builders to focus on the area of their expertise. One month after development b...Read More
February 5th, 2019 by Legendface66
Code as Scripture & Monastic Coordination Technologies
Spent most of teenage years playing ultima online Ran a gold farm aged 15 – 16, made considerable amount of money Involved in unspecified fringe groups Does not align with Libertarianism Interested in the potential of Bitcoin to disrupt institutions Hosted Bitcoin meetups in 2010 / 2011 for radical left, academics and Artists, non-technical CTO of Serpentine Galleries What is your primary interest in blockchain t...Read More
February 3rd, 2019 by Legendface66
The First Commercial Bank Startup “The big challenge is to get people using this on mass, deliver them something useful & a reason for doing it in the first place, and them keeping them using it . . . and I think this takes different technology and different tactics.”
Could you please explain the PHI protocol?
The narrative we’ve been told is that traditional fiat money isn’t backed by anything and it’s all gone to hell since we went off the gold standard Bitcoin on the oth...Read More
February 1st, 2019 by Legendface66
Amir Taaki Developed the first alternative bitcoin implementation First UK Bitcoin exchange Worked on Dark Wallet & Dark Market projects leading to open bazaar Join the YPG in Syria Is now Based in Barcelona
Is there a central problem that drives your actions? The main issue in society today is a social problem not an economic one. There is a fundamental lack of meaning in life We are participants in a giant machine
January 31st, 2019 by Legendface66
Care of DFINITY I was privileged to attend the Web 3 Summit in Berlin last year. While there I interviewed Aeron Buchanan, the Executive Vice President of the Web 3 Foundation and Gavin Wood, Founder of Ethereum, Parity, and the Web 3 Foundation. These guys are two of the individuals that launched the programmable blockchain revolution and these interviews plot a course from the founding of Ethereum to their vision of the decentralized web and give us a trajectory beyond. A quick production not...Read More