Tag: bitcoin

A Philosophy of Blockchain: Do You Have Hidden Centralizations?

A Philosophy of Blockchain: Do You Have Hidden Centralizations? A Philosophy of Blockchain: Do You Have Hidden Centralizations? It’s hard to avoid hidden centralizations, particularly when you’re creating code that’s being used by a network… written by Shannon Appelcline There is no doubt that decentralization was one of the core philosophies of Bitcoin (and thus the […]

The Emergence of Blockchain in Taiwan

The Emergence of Blockchain in Taiwan Amazon Alexa, self-driving vehicles, and robotics. These are all widely known technologies available to the general public which utilize hardware, but rely heavily on software that is programmed into it in order to function. As many are able to perceive, technology is shifting towards a software-based environment. Namely in […]

Finding Satoshi… And A New Way To Finance Film

Finding Satoshi… And A New Way To Finance Film Jamie King is the founder of Totemic, a recently launched platform that lets creators issue digital collectibles around their work — and fans to support them. Jamie is an experienced crowdfunder, having created one of the first free-to-share, crowdfunded films, STEAL THIS FILM (2006–2009) and VODO, a pioneering […]

Part 3: Understanding the Blockchain

Part 3: Understanding the Blockchain Why did the creator of Bitcoin want decentralized, digital cash? http://www.thetimes03jan2009.com/gallery/ My previous two articles came at making digital cash from an objective perspective. I explained the need for decentralization and also the need for “proof-of-work” to safely record who has what. This article is going to take a step back and look at […]

Part 2: Understanding the Blockchain

Part 2: Understanding the Blockchain How to make decentralized, digital cash. (Part 1 was A brief history of decentralization: about E-gold, Napster, and BitTorrent. What follows is part 2 of a 5 article series for the curious, non-technical reader.) As a technology, cash is pretty impressive. It’s easy to verify and difficult to forge. When you […]

Part 1: Understanding the Blockchain

Part 1: Understanding the Blockchain E-gold, Napster, and BitTorrent: A brief history of decentralization. Before you can understand blockchain, I think you have to understand Bitcoin. And before that, it is worth looking at some of the past digital currencies — specifically e-gold. E-gold, launched in 1996, was the first digital currency to reach scale. […]