Crypto-maverick announces second tilt at the US Presidency by declaring he can't win so don't vote for him!​I'm sure we've all heard of John McAfee (and if you haven't can I ask what rock you have been living under for the past 20 years?).Most famous professionally for being the creator of the first commercially successful anti-virus soft...
A quick drive through the tech dominated technological-industrial complex of present day USAIf you take a look at the top ten corporations in the USA by market capitalization in 2008 and in 2018 you would see that so-called Big Tech now occupies the top 5 slots and that Big Money and Big Oil have been relegated to positions 8, 9 & 10....
​As part of our on-going Tweetstorm Series, we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here on Decentralize Today.Today we feature Neil Woodfine, Marketing & Communications Director at Blockstream. He was formerly working on business development and marketing for bitcoin start...
​Did electronics giant Sony chance it's luck at the CES in Las Vegas this last week or was their surprise unveiling of an electric vehicle a calculated risk? The answer probably lies in the roots and evolution of what is now the 97th ranked corporation in the world according to Forbes. Throughout it's history, Sony has been an amalgamation, a co-op...
I think many of us have been exposed to the somewhat faux-controversy, principally in the USA, over recent weeks that surfaces every year at this time regarding the use of 'Happy Holidays' as a seasonal greeting as opposed to the equally appropriate but less embracing Christian 'Merry Christmas'.I doubt very much that any laws have been p...
Ninth but not least or last in our Top Ten round up for 2019 is an article first published in November that struck a chord with us, not only did it come from one of DT's band of regular contributors, Dadon, but it also sought to look into the future as many do at this point in the temporal cycle.....enjoy!Was I shocked when I sa...
​Blockchain, Bowie....everything you need for the future in No 8 in our year end round up of the best of Decentralize.Today in 2019 and a great way to start the new year,,,,,,​ It will crush every single idea we have of what value exchange mediums are all about. David Bowie predicted the essence and impact of the internet in 1999. He was ...
​2/10.......Today''s daily (re) dose of decentralization is an article from August of this year by a new contributor to DT, O.S. Layman, and whilst the piece shows why you should be careful what you wish for and the difficulty of predictions in the crypto-new age, it illustrates the point that the revolution won't happen ov...
​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...
​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...