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  • Ask Anything to the teacher who founded...
    by Hackernoon on July 25, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Join the AMA Now“There are so many aspects of civilization that can be improved through better systems — and software is just a way of telling computers how to enact those systems.” — Quincy LarsonAbout Quincy Larson in his […]

  • Hacker Noon FAQs Answered in Six Words or Less
    by Hackernoon on July 17, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Why six? Because the most powerful stories are told in six words.What is Hacker Noon?An Independent Tech Media SiteWho reads Hacker Noon?Technologists, Software Developers, Bitcoiners, Blockchain Enthusiasts.Why publish here?Your stories deserve more relevant […]

  • A step by step guide to connect your Medium...
    by Hackernoon on July 17, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    This is part of the How to series from Hacker Noon support.Hello! So you got to and may feel a bit overwhelmed with our new software. You may wonder where all the past stories are, and how come you can’t see them on your new writer profile. Don’t worry! We got your […]

Vitalik Buterin

  • I think there’s an is-ought dichotomy here...
    by Vitalik Buterin on January 13, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I think there’s an is-ought dichotomy here that’s being missed. Yes, it is true that, within the current economic structure, lambos are not being produced much because their resource cost is high, and public goods are not being produced much because of coordination difficulties. […]

  • > Underproduced compared to what?
    by Vitalik Buterin on January 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

    > Underproduced compared to what? “Compared to the consumers’ true preferences,” a mainstream economist would respond. This would imply, however, that Lambos are also underproduced, and almost everyone would agree that this conclusion is ridiculous.Huh? This does not make […]

  • Interesting!
    by Vitalik Buterin on July 10, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Interesting! I’ve thought before about using non-censorship of transactions as a soft validity condition for blocks, but my conclusion has generally been that it would lead to too much network instability if there’s disagreement about what txs have been published. But using censorship […]

Julianne Sloane

  • How to Succeed at the Earliest Stages of a...
    by Julianne Sloane on November 7, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Lessons learned from five weeks spent with Forward Partners, one of Europe’s top Pre-seed/Seed Venture Capital fundsContinue reading on The Startup »

  • The Role of Private Equity Secondaries in...
    by Julianne Sloane on June 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    What type of tokenized product will still be an attractive investment in 1, 3, 7 years? Tokenizing an early stage seed round can offer benefits in and of itself, unfortunately, there is a high probability that company will not exist in 7 years. However, some types of investment products provide […]

  • Hello, thanks for this piece on Security tokens-...
    by Julianne Sloane on February 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Hello, thanks for this piece on Security tokens- good to see other people in the field, I encourage you to check out Leaseum Partners: the blockchain based Real Estate investment manager.I would also comment that -while certainly still a nascent industry— the […]

Peter McCormack

  • How Crypto Protects Sex Workers with Ameen...
    by Peter McCormack on April 27, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Audio interview transcription — WBD091Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Ameen Soleimani and Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original […]

  • Jack Mallers on Lightning Design and UX
    by Peter McCormack on April 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Audio interview transcription — WBD093Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Jack Mallers, Founder of Zap. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.You can […]

  • Christian Decker — An Introduction to The...
    by Peter McCormack on April 25, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Christian Decker — An Introduction to The Lightning NetworkAudio interview transcription — WBD092Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Christian Decker, a core tech engineer at Blockstream. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find […]

Monica Desai

  • How to make a “stablecoin” stable?
    by Monica Desai on May 7, 2019 at 6:46 am

    After a meteoric 1,300%+ run in 2017, bitcoin and other altcoins are widely considered speculative assets. But for many prophetic crypto use cases, that type of volatility is counterproductive — that’s why many believe 2018 will be the year of the stablecoin. This piece […]

  • E-ownership: The Next Wave of Securitization
    by Monica Desai on May 7, 2019 at 6:46 am

    The rationale behind the recent launches of security token platforms and protocols.What is a “security token”?A security token represents an electronically wrapped stake or share in a private interest like a fund or company. That could extend to various assets — real […]

  • Facebook’s (hypothetical) crypto strategy
    by Monica Desai on May 7, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Facebook’s newly forged blockchain group represents a massive strategic decision for Facebook, with top executives like David Marcus (previously Head of Messenger and Paypal President) and Kevin Weil (previously VP Product, Instagram and Twitter) placed at the helm. This piece explores the […]

Dan Jeffries

  • AI’s Phoenix Project Moment
    by Daniel Jeffries on January 9, 2020 at 4:06 am

    AI’s Phoenix Project MomentIn the late Arizona evening of 2018, on a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Elaine Herzberg earned a distinction she never wanted.She became the very first pedestrian ever killed by a self-driving car.When cars cost the small fortune of $290 […]

  • La IA en Cinco, Cincuenta y Quinientos...
    by Daniel Jeffries on December 12, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    La IA en Cinco, Cincuenta y Quinientos Años — Primera ParteComo dije en mi artículo, ¿cómo se verá Bitcoin en veinte años ?La predicción es un asunto complicado.Tienes que salir de tus propias limitaciones, tus propias […]

  • La IA en Cinco, Cincuenta y Quinientos años-...
    by Daniel Jeffries on December 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    La IA en Cinco, Cincuenta y Quinientos años: Segunda Parte, Cincuenta AñosEcha un vistazo a la primera parte de esta serie para ver cómo serán los próximos cinco a quince años en lo que respecta a la Inteligencia Artificial. En esta segunda parte […]

Simon de la Rouviere

  • Hope Runners of Gridlock: CHAPTER 1
    on December 18, 2019 at 10:43 am

    All she wanted was to disappear along with the endless line of cars into the sunset. She would then know what happened to her father. The shimmering river of cars lined up perfectly with the setting sun & made it seem like she could swim into that glowing orange portal on the […]

  • Exploring New Markets In The Arts #2: Generative...
    on December 5, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Art is everywhere. This hasn't been more true in our modern era, where anyone, and ultimately any *thing* could create art. With powerful computers and the proliferation of machine learning, it's running head-first into art, and boy, is it fun. Somewhere, in all the latent space of potential art, […]

  • Exploring New Markets In The Arts #1: Property...
    on November 6, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Blockchain technology has allowed us to re-imagine the arts. As a movement, it's been rife with seemingly disparate narratives: people adopting its cocktail of hashes & cryptography as a Rorschach test for their beliefs. It's simultaneously the most anarchist, most libertarian, most […]

William Maugayar

Daniel Larimer

  • Dan Larimer’s Recommended Reading (2020)
    by Daniel Larimer on December 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    In 2019 I created new space in my life to read and it has been one of my most rewarding and transformational years. Books express ideas with a level of depth and richness that is not possible to achieve in a blog post, podcast, or tweet. Choosing which book to read can be challenging given the […]

  • EOSIO Resource Allocation Reimagined
    by Daniel Larimer on November 27, 2019 at 3:51 am

    The EOS public network, the first implementation of EOSIO, is the most used public blockchain by a wide margin and has recently been processing a sustained 800 transfers per second utilizing a fraction of its technical capacity. The demand for transfers has been so high that the resource exchange, […]

  • How Trustless Contracts overcome Artificial...
    by Daniel Larimer on October 17, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Smart contracts make the economy more efficient by making it easy to bundle and forward rights and obligations in a trustless manner. This has profound implications for those who attempt to build limitations on transferability of rights into contracts whether in the form of fees, time locks, vote […]

  • Grassroots Insurance
    by Dan Finlay on December 3, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    How safety nets emerge naturally from people caring about each other, and how we can use the internet to safely multiply this effect many times over.Insurance is a huge industry, yet is riddled with social problems from fraud, to price gouging, to unjust rejection of claims. In some cases like […]

  • Trust Mapping Social Arrangements
    by Dan Finlay on October 25, 2019 at 8:34 am

    In this article, I’m going to explore a variety of applications for the mechanism of Social Collateral, which I introduced in “Building Trust Over Distance”.When I explore these various arrangements, I am going to use (and probably evolve) a visual language for describing these […]

  • Building Trust Over Distance
    by Dan Finlay on October 25, 2019 at 8:24 am

    An exploration of trust and cooperation that led me to the concepts that this blog aims to explore.When you’re first born, you can’t even trust your eyes. Your brain doesn’t know what to make of the neurons that fire across your brain in response to this new thing called […]

Ajit Tripathi

  • Don’t Decentralise Today. Invent Decentralised...
    by Ajit Tripathi on December 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I am an avid collector of #blockchain SWAG and in my collection, one of the best shirts is one from my friends at EOS. It says: decentralise everything.Unfortunately, IT DEPENDS. If you prefer, you can follow this tweetstorm — or bear with this rambling blog for a minute.The […]

  • Digital like Disney — the Bob Iger Playbook
    by Ajit Tripathi on December 24, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Abstract:When the predominant channel of delivering services transitioned from desktop/web to mobile/app, e-banking became ‘digital’ banking. Today, ‘digital’ is seen as a panacea in Financial Services, yet distinct from the core business. Digital is also an amorphous, […]

  • thanks Dion F.
    by Ajit Tripathi on December 23, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    thanks Dion F. Lisle — indeed the analogy wouldn’t work but once we realise that FS/banking is affected by the same forces as other industries, the case of Disney holds many lessons. It’s not easy to find examples of incumbents doing as well as Disney did in terms of […]

Tanner Philp

  • Communicating as an Ecosystem
    by Tanner Philp on July 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Kin was first announced just over two years ago. It was the first time a major consumer company decided to go all in on crypto. Since then, Facebook, Telegram, Kakao, LINE, and many others are now making a foray into the space, validating the opportunity we saw years ago. This is a great step […]

  • Defend Crypto: Expanding the Reach and Impact...
    by Tanner Philp on June 28, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    On May 28, 2019, Kik launched This was an important moment for us, not because we wanted other people to contribute to our legal bills, but because it gave us an opportunity to tell our story publicly. It gave us an opportunity to share what we have been working through behind the […]

  • Automation and the Sharing Economy
    by Tanner Philp on April 15, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Human production is in the midst of a sea-change. The growth in global connectivity, coupled with advancements in automation is giving rise to a new economy, the sharing economy.Sharing economics is not a new phenomena. In fact, the modern sharing economies catalyzed by Uber and Lyft, often […]