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  • Ask Anything to the teacher who founded...
    by Hackernoon on July 25, 2019 at 7:05 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 18, 2019 at 12:11 am

    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 11:21 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

  • Interesting!
    by Vitalik Buterin on July 10, 2019 at 9:02 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 […]

  • Doesn’t this mean that if a single validator is...
    by Vitalik Buterin on July 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Doesn’t this mean that if a single validator is malicious they could delay the inclusion of any transaction for 40 blocks? (I don’t mean by going offline, I mean by censoring) Or am I not understanding correctly?

  • Thank you for engaging!
    by Vitalik Buterin on July 2, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for engaging!> All of this would be impossible without the assumption of an honest majority.It’s not quite an honest majority assumption; proofs of custody protect against the particularly likely class of dishonest rational behavior that is laziness, and data availability and […]

Julianne Sloane

  • The Role of Private Equity Secondaries in...
    by Julianne Sloane on June 22, 2019 at 4:01 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 2:51 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 […]

  • Do keep track of
    by Julianne Sloane on February 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Do keep track of — the blockchain based Real Estate investment manager.

Peter McCormack

  • How Crypto Protects Sex Workers with Ameen...
    by Peter McCormack on April 27, 2019 at 11:20 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 10:04 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 9:35 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 7:46 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 7:46 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 7:46 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

  • Why I Left Red Hat
    by Daniel Jeffries on October 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Everybody remembers their first time.My first time with Linux was transcendent.It’s hard to imagine a cold command line as sexy but it was to me. Inside that tiny blinking cube of light was sheer power, just waiting to be unleashed. Linux was something magical, something radical, […]

  • The Top Twenty Apps and Sites to Find Fun,...
    by Daniel Jeffries on October 8, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Looking for a little fun and adventure in your life?Tired of the same old routine of falling asleep in front of the TV after heating up leftovers in the microwave?Lucky you. It’s a big, exciting world out there.And guess what?If you’re alive today, you’re the […]

  • La IA en Cinco, Cincuenta y Quinientos...
    by Daniel Jeffries on July 2, 2019 at 10:27 am

    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 […]

Simon de la Rouviere

  • Storytelling Through Kishotenketsu And Knock...
    on September 26, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I was recently introduced to the narrative structure called Kishotenketsu. It's a narrative structure that doesn't rely on conflict/tension in the story. Rather, it thrives on creating tension/conflict in the reader.

  • Clovers & Continuous Economies Around...
    on August 28, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I'm really happy to see Clovers finally go live! It's a blockchain application where you collect unique patterns of finished games of Othello (called Clovers). The most prized ones are those that exhibit symmetry. It's fun, quirky, nerdy, arty, but interestingly: a step forward in building […]

  • Cells As Firms
    on August 13, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    In imagining & visualising economic systems, especially the firm, there's a lot of metaphors that have been used in the past. For example, firms as culture, or firms as machine. One that I particularly enjoy that I haven't seen mentioned in depth at all, is seeing the firm like biological cells.

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Daniel Larimer

  • How Trustless Contracts overcome Artificial...
    by Daniel Larimer on October 17, 2019 at 5:45 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 […]

  • Blockchain Governance Proposal
    by Daniel Larimer on October 15, 2019 at 3:33 am

    The purpose of blockchain governance is to make decisions in the best interest of as many people as possible while minimizing the opportunity for a small group of people to act in ways that benefit themselves at the expense of the community. The key is to align interests and select the parties with […]

  • Decentralizing Governance
    by Daniel Larimer on June 28, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    History is littered with failed attempts at governance, the primary aim of which is to create a level playing field in which mankind can prosper. The primary threat of all governance systems is tyranny of the majority by a minority or any system that creates an unleveled playing field. A level […]

  • Minimum Viable Consensus Algorithms with Object...
    by Dan Finlay on March 30, 2019 at 12:11 am

    State channels avoid the consensus problem by requiring unanimous consent of its members.A smart contract can be composed that is willing to accept messages signed in a form of object capabilities. These “ocaps” are off-chain messages, or intents, that describe conditions under […]

  • Liquid Liberal Radicalism
    by Dan Finlay on March 8, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    The Liberal Radicalism funding model is a (possibly ideally) efficient way of allocating goods, but is built on a number assumptions that deserve tight consideration, and I will present a simple way to compose a more liquid implementation that allows an open ecosystem to build on the mechanism […]

  • The Simplest Trustworthy Oracle
    by Dan Finlay on October 11, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Oracles have a reputation for being a very hard problem in the blockchain space. An oracle in short is the ability to provide information about the real world to smart contracts that live only in computers. It might be surprising that a blockchain, sometimes called a “trustless […]

Ajit Tripathi

  • Setting the record straight on Libra
    by Ajit Tripathi on October 17, 2019 at 11:27 am

    A terrific digital asset project with a terrible choice of the sponsorTwitter Sphere on Fire, AgainWhen it rains news in crypto, it pours. A lot happened on Friday that overshadowed all the confidence inspiring news and ambition coming out of the Ethereum Developer Conference […]

  • Decentralised Finance Needs a Web3 Economy
    by Ajit Tripathi on September 9, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Abstract:The social and demographic trends that have driven the creation of internet based money i.e. cryptocurrency are the same as the trends that created the burning man festival. Above all, the desire to return to a simpler economy and society is the critical common theme across the two […]

  • The anthropology of #cryptocurrency and the...
    by Ajit Tripathi on September 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Tribes and totemsDon’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of #bitcoin’s technology and all the amazing work it’s led to on the lightning network, ethereum, tezos, fabric, corda, ripple and countless other shared ledger technology paradigms. In fact that’s the area I work in […]

Tanner Philp

  • Communicating as an Ecosystem
    by Tanner Philp on July 29, 2019 at 3:00 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 2:55 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 11:56 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 […]