​It has long been a "Hot" debate on what the actual use case of "Digital currency" is.I have seen for myself the arguments and opinions on the true value and or use case of blockchain evolve over the years, from claims it's only use was to facilitate criminal activity to the realizations of the powerful positives and negatives that distributed syst...
​Bisq is a decentralized, open-source, peer-to-peer desktop application that manages the exchange of cryptocurrencies and FIAT that requires no KYC. And it is one of a growing number of increasingly popular DEXs......as in decentralized exchanges.Launched in December 2014 with it's beta iteration two years later in April 2016.......go-live was in A...
​As close to 100 Anti-Government Protesters take shelter within the grounds of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in a cat and mouse style tactic, police play a sick "Waiting Game" In an attempt to almost starve out student protesters from campus grounds as the stand-off reaches almost a week in length and shows no signs of abating.The Polytechnic Un...
​Mainstream media is facing serious challenges. We see a lack of trust from the public in the news they consume. It is possible to see that the root of these problems stem from the way power is organized in a centralized way. However, using the most advanced technologies available, the media landscape is continuing to change. Social media revolutio...
Was I shocked when I saw in the news that former chairman of the Peoples Bank of China for almost 2 decades made a statement claiming Facebook's Zuckerberg backed "Blockchain" project Libra would, and I quote.  "Work better under IMF Custody"  Not at all.As policy makers In the EU draft plans to create their own "Digital currency" the rip...
​Cloudflare has spent the last 10 years building itself into one of the world's largest cloud service providers, however, after recent revelations regarding their network being 'hijacked' by paedophiles, terrorists and drug runners as well as the continuing concerns about the way they manage data and connectivity have taken the shine off their rece...
Most things in life start with good intentions, Some would say the road to hell is paved with them!From the “Splitting of the Atom” on December 17th 1938 to the invention of the “Magnavox” in 1915, one only needs look to the past for the confirmation that all things even seamlessly harmless inventions like the printing Press to the convincingl...
This week, we are launching our revamped site which we believe is more user friendly and which we know is even more privacy friendly than ever before. A lot of our design changes are at the backend but the net impact is to ensure that we get our articles and features out to you in a more timely and digestible fashion.We have also upgraded our conte...
Learning lessons in blockchain governance from crypto-foundations, open protocols, and everything in between In a much longer post, I dived into the details of how governance models have evolved throughout the blockchain ecosystem since the first DAO developed in 2015. The analysis reviews the Ethereum DAO, Decred, adChain, EOSio, DigixDAO, the Ent...
As part of an on-going Tweetstorm Series, we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here in blog format for easier consumption and sharing beyond twitter.Today, we feature Yassine Elmandjra and his analysis of the implications of Bitcoin based on the book "The Sovereign Individual".  ...
Mainstream media is facing serious challenges. We see a lack of trust from the public in the news they consume, for many reasons such as censorship, unverifiable information, and private interests. However, it is possible to see that the root of these problems stem from the way power is organized in a centralized way. The pitfalls of centralized me...
Apart from the 5 key elements to life i.e. Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether; one thing that has been reshaping the world today is Blockchain Technology. Blockchain technology is in some way or the other penetrating into everyone's lives without. No, I am not talking from the spiritual point of view, but from an economics point of view. Y...
The case for a privacy driven 'twitter'....There is no doubt that Twitter is a great place for finding and following news, information, trolls and agenda pushing platforms. Some even run entire countries on it (or think they do, hahaha) :) However, Twitter has been caught out supposedly 'accidentally' collecting data and sharing user data with unid...
​Here is a question: "Does the scarcity of the digital asset make it more valuable or is it the utility of a token?" The Litecoin blockchain halving was succesful at the block height of 1,680,000 at 10:16 UTC (Monday August 5, 2019). The halving reduces the Litecoin reward in half, from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC per block mined. There was no immediat...
Why moving away from the big e-retailers could well be good for you and the future of the internet The emergence of e-commerce has proven to be the route to safety for some major retailers and the ruin of others as witnessed by the wholesale destruction of the main & high streets and shopping malls & centers of North America and the UK. It ...
​You may have heard of the heavy criticism against Bitcoin and its PoW (Proof-Of-Work) consensus mechanism. All of a sudden, you have so called "crypto-influencers" who probably just got into the cryptocurrency space call Bitcoin out for being slow and energy inefficient. At the same time, they shill for another cryptocurre...
As part of an on-going Tweetstorm Series, we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here in blog format for easier consumption and sharing beyond twitter.Today, we feature the work of Ben Prentice, an independent researcher focused on understanding the effects of fiat money and t...
Thanks to his prolific contribution to cryptography, game theory, and the world economy via Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto seems to get a lot of lesser deserved credit. While some observers overstate his abilities by implying he (or she, or it) must have been some sort of time traveler, alien being, or artificial intelligence (which has been proven to b...
by Michelle Varron (Last updated November 2018)I. The Chasm Between Unscientific and ScientificIsaac Newton is often referred to as the first of the modern physicists and the last of the alchemists. He lived at the border of superstition and science, studying texts on material transmutation and alchemical culture that would be considered by today's...
written for the #librenotlibra initiativeFacebook has been very busy lately, tracking you through photos that you download, denying that it's a social network, and buying approval to violate your privacy. Adding to its unfavourably lively media presence these days is Facebook's latest venture which takes them into the cryptocurrency space: Libra.In...