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⧉infominer 10-Aug-18 04:46 PM
@Wolfsburg1977 It’s the title of @BrettKing’s book. (FWIW, these are very good books for $XRP supporters. They helped me understand @Ripple’s mission better.) Bank 3.0: Why Banking Is No Longer Somewhere You Go But Something You Do https://t.co/kwGEW9XNDP
⧉infominer 11-Aug-18 08:54 PM
Just as how the web has evolved through three generations, so too has blockchain technology. We explore how distributed ledger technology has developed, and where it might head in the near future.
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⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 09:33 PM
Blockchain is not the "underlying tech behind Bitcoin": it's the output of BTC P2P network consensus. Bitcoin is the tech behind blockchain.
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⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 10:04 PM
"Bitcoin, and cryptography in general, are defensive technologies that make the cost of defending property & information far lower than the cost of attacking them." - @saifedean The ramifications of changing the economics of violence cannot be overstated.
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⧉infominer 26-Aug-18 01:05 AM
"Enigma is a permissionless peer-to-peer network that allows secret contracts with strong correctness and privacy guarantees. " https://enigma.co/ (edited)
We're Making Decentralization Work
⧉infominer 30-Aug-18 07:13 PM
Hello and thanks to everyone who started following me recently! Here is the list of essays that I published so far:
⧉infominer 08-Sep-18 07:32 PM
1/ Hodlers are the revolutionaries. A reflection on the important role hodlers play in developing Bitcoin’s network (and other cryptocurrency networks). For a deeper dive please read my Medium post: https://t.co/iXqTc1sgun For the TL;DR, check out this thread 👇
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⧉infominer 08-Sep-18 10:29 PM
A look at the incentives that lead rankings sites like CoinMarketCap to include junk exchange data in their listings.
⧉infominer 23-Sep-18 06:02 AM
Cryptocurrency–Hard forks for top of the market coins have had a quiet 2018 compared to last year. The second half of 2017 saw the creation of Bitcoin Cash, forked from the original BTC code commonly referred to as Core, which has led the currency to a position of fourth by...
⧉infominer 23-Sep-18 06:26 AM
“We don’t have a merge process in Bitcoin. There might be some future ideas eventually in other cryptocurrencies that might allow for…
⧉infominer 27-Sep-18 11:24 PM
Internet (1990s): ~50% of searches are for porn Behind the scenes: Smartest developers in the world improving the transfer of information Crypto (2018): ~50% of top dApps are for gambling Behind the scenes: Smartest developers in the world improving the transfer of value
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⧉infominer 27-Sep-18 11:53 PM
1/ One of the most fascinating conversations happening on crypto twitter right now: on a global scale, what matters more - anti-inflationary crypto-fiat stability, or cryptocurrencies that are truly immune to seizure by hostile forces? https://t.co/3IkLUXCQ9S
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 07:07 PM
Summary The vast majority of child networks resulting from chain forks are in disuse and have lost significant value relative to their parent networks. Despite lower use metrics, child networks trade at higher user and transaction value multiples (e.g., NVT ratio...
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 08:18 PM
1/ @alexhevans recently dug into the numbers behind forks of #Bitcoin, #Ethereum, #Monero & #Zcash. Main conclusion: Value can’t be forked away as easily as people like to think. https://t.co/6uLHW2J4nx
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The hype around blockchain is massive. To hear the blockchain hype train tell it, blockchain will now:
⧉infominer 11-Oct-18 07:52 PM
If the name of Andy Weir does not sound outright familiar, then the movie “The Martian” will. Andy Weir is the novelist who wrote the book…
⧉infominer 12-Oct-18 03:41 PM
Curated list of projects that build non-financial applications of blockchain - machinomy/awesome-non-financial-blockchain
⧉infominer 12-Oct-18 04:16 PM
Visualized history of cryptocurrencies from bitcoin launch up to present day: over 200 altcoins on one map. Information on the most valueable ideas and more
⧉infominer 28-Oct-18 01:23 AM
Awesome blockchain white papers. Contribute to soulmachine/awesome-blockchain-whitepapers development by creating an account on GitHub.
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 09:46 AM
A Breakdown of BTC, DCR, & Everything Else
Hype word “blockchain” has been overgeneralized and, in most cases, shouldn’t imply the same benefits as bitcoin. Marketers, regulators, and scientists should take care in using it or find a new term.
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⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 12:52 PM
Owners conflate tokens with equity, expecting similar forms of ownership and control. That's not good.
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⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 01:26 PM
1/ You don't need a "utility token" and a blockchain to help incentivize growth. You eo need a product that people care about. The gaming phenomenon Fortnite has an in-game currency called vBucks. It isn't using a blockchain, isn't traded anywhere, and has no speculative ...
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⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 06:12 AM
The market for digital assets has evolved dramatically since the release of Satoshi Minamoto's Bitcoin white paper nearly ten years ago.
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 08:27 AM
Whether it’s a lock of Elvis Presley’s hair, used items on Ebay, or bitcoin seized by the government from criminals, auctions commonly…
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 09:26 AM
As you’ve probably realized by now, we don’t actually own any of our stuff online—Twitter handles, Facebook friends lists, bank accounts, items in video games, event tickets—they’re constantly on-loan from companies.
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 09:35 AM
What are cypherpunk legend Timothy May's thoughts on the bitcoin white paper? Keep the text but throw out the hanger-ons that have came with it.
⧉infominer 07-Nov-18 03:24 PM
In this talk "Blockchain vs. Bullshit - Thoughts on the Future of Money," Andreas outlines the necessary criteria that will help you distinguish blockchains ...
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 08:03 PM
It’s early in the game for crypto, and an idea maze helps us dig deeper and discern between compelling adoption paths and dead ends.
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 09:22 PM
Hi all! Two favorite topics of mine over the past few years have been Islamic Finance and blockchain technology. Though it might not get as much press as crypto, Islamic Finance has similarly enjoyed a recent period of enormous growth.
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 09:35 PM
CoinGecko has released their Q3 report on crypto market trends, and the results will surprise you. All cryptos are up (except ETH), ICOs are fewer, & more!
⧉infominer 08-Dec-18 11:56 PM
@alpacasw @Truthcoin @AaronvanW This, as far as Incentive design goes, seems to me to be the ultimate challenge to conquer: “butthurt overpowers financial interest
⧉infominer 09-Dec-18 12:13 AM
Have a healthy skepticism for anything new. There are likely flaws in it that aren't obvious. Have a healthy respect for something that's lasted a long time. There is likely virtue in it that isn't obvious.
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⧉infominer 09-Dec-18 02:55 AM
Important Narrative China PBOC published a literature on “What Blockchain Can Do and What It Can Not”. It’s the first time PBOC has such a comprehensive read on Blockchain and cryptocurrency, definitely worth reading 👇🏻Below are some key takeaways - https...
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 07:29 PM
Fundstrat Benchmark Crypto Indices^^
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 09:46 PM
CryptoMiso is a web service ranking cryptocurrencies based on the commit history of their most popular Github repository.
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 11:02 PM
CRYPTOS GET CRUSHED. CRYPTO IS IN A FINANCIAL CRISIS. now that i have your attention, let’s talk about the crypto market puking up 20% across the board yesterday 🤮 (thanks to @CNBC for the headline inspo - writing clickbait is fun!) ICYMI: https://t.co/Lt6gxsfWz2
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⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 11:44 PM
.@naval Explains What a Blockchain Is (This is seriously the best explanation I've ever heard) Full notes here - https://t.co/pDI6mVmVOZ
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here is a glossary of useful terms. thanks SEC!
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 01:24 AM
#bitcoin PSA: The number of transactions in the network has NOTHING TO DO with hashpower. You can process a billion transactions per second with 1 hash/second on a low enough difficulty chain.
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⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 03:26 AM
I just read a pretty good article on NewsBTC, and was about to tweet it, but then I went and re-read https://t.co/vKDbar2owI and yep — NewsBTC allegedly takes money to mislabel sponsored content. So nevermind.
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 04:22 AM
This blog post is the first in the series of two on Blockchain Sharding. After reading this blog post you will know why Sharding is the…
(1/44) The cryptocurrency bear market is disappointing but some fundamentals show optimism. The selling pressure might be pushing prices down (& a few up) but holistic understanding is needed in identifying insights Here's a breakdown of our Q3 report... https://t.co/yA3...
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⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 04:31 AM
coindesk, fabric ventures, ICO Rating, etc. Note to “free” subscribers: We’ll be building, and researching, and evangelizing throughout this bear market, regardless of how long it lasts. But we need your help to do it. This week will be the last week you can subscribe t...
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⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 05:13 AM
A considerable number of crypto coins would like to become a generally usable means of payment. Some want to exist next to the Euro and…
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 04:55 PM
1/ The Bitcoin (double) Standard A deep dive into the cognitive dissonance of nocoiners, and the ridiculous double standard they have for Bitcoin. Thread 👇
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10. Blockchains are NOT about cutting computational costs (at least relative to centralized servers). Blockchains are about incurring a sacrifice in the form of INCREASED computational costs to achieve a decrease in social costs.
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⧉infominer 24-Dec-18 01:15 AM
1) The narrative, promise, and objective of #blockchain has been skewed and altered into some Frankenstein clusterfuck. I see so many clueless people talking about competition, applications, tx throughput, speed, governance. When did this space derail and spiral out of con...
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⧉infominer 22-Jan-19 08:57 PM
A considerable number of crypto coins would like to become a generally usable means of payment. Some want to exist next to the Euro and…
⧉infominer 22-Jan-19 11:55 PM
Why crypto and whitepapers need peer review (thread). @mitDCI Don't worry @paddykcl my best papers have gotten rejected, but you have to take the criticism and improve. Many Nobel-winning papers got rejected at first. https://t.co/IZPSZ0M8Ke
⧉infominer 12-Feb-19 03:27 PM
@fintechfrank Quick summary of crypto focused working groups/associations in the US: @coincenter - 2014 @DigitalChamber - 2014 @VCAdotorg - August 2018 @blockchain - September 2018 @DigAssetMarkets - November 2018 (announced today)
⧉infominer 12-Feb-19 05:26 PM
The crypto revolution won't happen overnight – and it won't happen without pragmatism.
⧉infominer 13-Feb-19 08:28 PM
Welcome to part one of my new series Surviving Crypto Winter, where I profile companies and projects that have a shot at getting through…
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 09:12 PM
Token Curated Registries (TCRs) are a building block of decentralized applications based on fungible tokens (FTs) and digital scarcity…
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 09:40 PM
or why it is celebrated for the wrong reason
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 10:11 PM
1/ I’m probably badly oversimplifying but this seems a lot like the classic liberal vs conservative debate on the size of government with the sides talking past each other. https://t.co/ktL113RPRL
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 10:33 PM
Startup culture thinks it’s cheaper to replace most things (disruption) than continue to invest in the status quo. Is it the opposite in crypto? https://t.co/U01NCAhOUX
⧉infominer 12-Mar-19 09:44 AM
adding “veil of decentralization” to my list of favorite phrases - thanks to @angela_walch others include: - innovation theater - complexity clusterf*k - psuedointellectual masturbation https://t.co/s74xVJyd1p
⧉infominer 15-Apr-19 09:08 PM
if we’re being honest I didn’t really get how proof of stake works until I watched this https://t.co/2SnxlhwLjd
⧉infominer 20-Apr-19 07:45 PM
@JTHM8008 The first step is to read @NickSzabo4, each article is like 6 months of university! • What is Money: https://t.co/Vmm7iYE4OX • Trusted Third Parties are Security Holes: https://t.co/chkni5zKfp • Social Scalability: https://t.co/Z5jxH7jBQf • Property: htt...
⧉infominer 05-May-19 09:45 AM
Recommended read on @Medium: “Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Protocols: a reading list” https://t.co/OObCZB8jz3
⧉infominer 01-Jun-19 08:48 PM
Ran right from my workshop to check out this engaging discussion on AI, blockchain, and ethics from @VitalikButerin & @bengoertzel at @crypto_chicks #CCHack2019 - @AdrienneBatra is doing an amazing job moderating this hugely high level chat. 🚀🚀🚀
⧉infominer 03-Jun-19 02:35 PM
A really good article from 2016. Everything still stands today. The irony is that Ray @rayval now works for Consensys 😅 #blockchain #DLT #fintech ➡https://t.co/tfKnPT4uK9
⧉infominer 10-Jun-19 03:20 PM
Prior to G20 meeting in Osaka, it seems the Financial Stability Board has issued their report on decentralised financial technologies. They have summarised definition and after effects for permissioned and non-permissioned networks alike. Summarising key points in a thre...
⧉infominer 11-Jun-19 09:41 PM
Property rights argument for why deplatforming long users should be illegal: "[As with prescriptive easements one] has a right to the mixing of their labor with property.... I put a lot of work into my Twitter account ... tilled the soil, sowed the seeds" https://t.co/0NZ...
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@JTHM8008 The first step is to read @NickSzabo4, each article is like 6 months of university! • What is Money: https://t.co/Vmm7iYE4OX • Trusted Third Parties are Security Holes: https://t.co/chkni5zKfp • Social Scalability: https://t.co/Z5jxH7jBQf • Property: htt...
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⧉infominer 15-Jun-19 07:00 PM
Mapping Crypto: A Primer – Agost's Blog https://agost.blog/2019/06/mapping-crypto-a-primer/
This is the first in a series of blog posts aimed at understanding the crypto ecosystem through Wardley maps. These maps are commonly used to facilitate business strategy decisions through value ch…
⧉infominer 01-Jul-19 07:22 PM
Unpacking Decred’s Social Contract: why Decred and Bitcoin can coexist https://medium.com/@NoahPierau/unpacking-decreds-social-contract-69c413aa652
Money can be seen as a social contract between people in society. Decred and Bitcoin are new implementations of this contract.
⧉infominer 11-Aug-19 04:56 AM
My personal study of blockchain related technology. - tyrchen/unchained