Dave Room: Blockchain and the Synaptic Post-Google Internet

Blockchain and the Synaptic Post Google Internet   Many are heralding blockchain as an innovation that will bring about as much or more change than the Internet. Most emerging non-currency applications of blockchain are for existing or planned coins for banking and payments, supply chain management, insurance, ride sharing, charity, voting, government, healthcare, energy management, …

Penguin: Blockchain-Based Internet Computer Buries Amazon and Google (10% of their energy, time, and cost) — Autonomous Internet? Not Quite But a Good Start

Blockchain-Based ‘Internet Computer’ Gets $61M from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund, have invested $61 million in Dfinity Foundation, a firm that intends to connect multiple computers together using blockchain to build an “Internet” computer. When the network was tested last year, …

Yoda: Public Blockchain Projects Lack Proper Funding, Ethereum Co-founder [Vitalik Buterin] Has Ideas

Public Blockchain Projects Lack Proper Funding, Ethereum Co-founder Has Ideas Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has recently been an outspoken critic of the lack of funding for public open-source projects. In a day and age where ICOs are raising more money than traditional venture capitalism, a need has arisen for alternative funding models for …

Yoda: E-Democracy & Blockchain Content (Links)

Tip of the Hat to the Staff of Humanitad, founded by Sacha Stone BLOCKCHAIN BASED E-DEMOCRACY / E-GOVERNANCE DEVELOPMENTS ARAGON https://aragon.one DApp to create and govern DAO´s (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations) also working on some sort of digital jurisdiction. DISTRICT0X https://district0x.io District oriented network of decentralised markets (collaborating with ARAGON)

Ty Simpson: Vladimir Putin – Russia Will Be First BlockChain SuperPower

Suddenly Vladimir Putin Meets Vitalik Buterin, Endorses Ethereum Russia has a chance to become one of the leaders in the global IT industry. Even though details of the meeting between Putin and Buterin are kept under the seal of secrecy, one detail leaked – the president is ready to give full support for the development …

Ty Simpson: How Blockchain Could Create World’s Largest Supercomputer

How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer Ben Dickson, Crunch Network “The biggest challenge for supercomputing is the demand to compress time,” says Jerry Cuomo, vice president of Blockchain for Business at IBM. “Business processes must now be completed at a significantly faster pace than before. The result is that the demand for computing …

Stephen E. Arnold: Goring the Oxen — Palantir, Facebook, Google — and Noticing Steele’s Idea for Open Source Micro-Payments in Blockchain

From My Palantir Archive: Security With Socom embracing Palantir for maybe three years, my question is, “Does Palantir have safeguards in place which will make a third Buzzfeed type article a low probability or 0.000001 event? Yikes, two articles based on what may be leaked internal information. What happens if sensitive military information goes walkabout? …

Jean Lievens: Is Blockchain a Threat to the Distributed Internet? UPDATED with 2 Comments

Must  read. The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet EXTRACT The need to replicate the whole chain of blocks on our computer is an insurmountable barrier to entry if you’re searching for an alternative to IBM, Amazon or Google. The Twister chain is still small, but think about how, to …

Daniel Araya: The Promise of Bitcoin (and Blockchain) – An Interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

The Promise of Bitcoin: An Interview With Andreas M. Antonopoulos My recent interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, information security expert and tech-entrepreneur, and the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”.  EXTRACT: 2. Bitcoin is simultaneously a currency, a financial asset, and a technology protocol. Underlying bitcoin is the blockchain, a distributed public ledger. For people who are not …

Sean Brizendine: Equality and Governance on the Blockchain — No, Government Cannot Confiscate and Control….

When it comes to Blockchain technology everyone is equal. Sure some might have more hash power than others but that does not mean that that they are unequal because there is nothing stopping them from obtaining more hashes themselves if need be. For instance, if the Governments were to embrace Bitcoin or Ethereum or others …