⧉infominer 14-Aug-18 12:07 AM
Since many of my twitter fights devolve into people saying "but it's actually not centralized tho", let's talk about wtf decentralization actually means. This tweetstorm has background reading.
⧉infominer 15-Aug-18 10:57 PM
We outline a small change to the Bitcoin mining protocol that rules out big, public mining pools. It preserves the current investment in Bitcoin by both existing users and by existing min...
⧉infominer 16-Aug-18 06:11 PM
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has released a demo of its decentralized exchange, saying not “to expect too much” at the moment.
⧉infominer 22-Aug-18 11:41 PM
1/ decentralization is a myth. we use "decentralized" without any specificity as to what that actually means. let's untangle the idea of decentralization. i developed a basic grid that breaks it down at the protocol, network, and app layer (dated april 2018)
Me: Federation is a bad model. People: You're against decentralization! Fascist! Me: No, I want more decentralization, more equal trust distribution. People: " If ideal social power were perfect equality, we'd be ants."
⧉infominer 23-Aug-18 04:58 AM
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 09:18 PM
My thoughts have evolved a bit since this, but the big idea is the same. You have decentralization of validation (“node level”), block formation (“protocol level”), and decision-making and update-management (“political”). Your system isn’t decentralized witho...
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 10:00 PM
Teams aiming to ship cryptographic protocols are facing the problem of attracting top talent to work with them. There is an opportunity to bring together top multidisciplinary talent in a way that is in service of multiple protocol projects.
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 11:59 PM
I wrote a thing 👇👇👇 Why I think policy makers don't have to fear decentralised exchanges (the devil is in the detail) cc @HectorRosekrans @DistribLedgers @GlobalDigitalFi @lwintermeyer @Melt_Dem @mayazi @NoelleInMadrid
⧉infominer 26-Aug-18 12:21 AM
Measuring centralization can be an informative academic exercise, but IMO the only way to know if a network is sufficiently decentralized is to attack it. If it can withstand attacks from nation states, it's sufficiently decentralized.
⧉infominer 26-Aug-18 12:30 AM
Observations on Robust Decentralized Systems
⧉infominer 26-Aug-18 12:53 AM
Blockchain technology has always been focused on disruption, from the financial overalls promised by Bitcoin to the anti-internet oligopoly vision of Ethereum.  Now, an ambitious and somewhat mysterious group is attempting perhaps the most disruptive application of distribut...
⧉infominer 28-Aug-18 03:22 PM
How Bitcoin's inception helps us understand good policy for securities regulation
⧉infominer 22-Sep-18 08:57 PM
“Given a random piece of tech, the first question is not how does it work, but what does it do.”
⧉infominer 23-Sep-18 12:58 AM
Decentralization is tough: Too little? You're dead. Too much? Unusable. We can learn a lot from the evolution of p2p file sharing
Interested in decentralization today? Learn what worked in the 2000s for p2p file sharing: ⚖️ Decentralization is a legal tactic used alongside activism ⌛ Decentralizing the wrong things is a waste of time ☠️ Decentralizing everything is suicide by bad UX Threa...
⧉infominer 26-Oct-18 07:38 PM
Contribute to infominer33/Crypto-library development by creating an account on GitHub.
Blockstack Decentralizing the World Tour event in London, October 1, 2018 with Justin Carter, Founder, Misthos.
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 09:21 AM
In this fascinating and compelling panel on Why Decentralization Matters at the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York, I spoke with Alejandro Machado, a researcher at Zcash; Amber Baldet, founder and CEO of Clovyr, a decentralized software and developer tools company; Andy Bromberg,...
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 12:53 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 04-Nov-18 01:49 PM
This is obviously true. Complete decentralization and censorship resistance isn’t necessary for most “dApps”, because most dApps are just colorful landing pages and science fiction novels affectionately named “white papers
despite the snark, everything doesn't need to be decentralized
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 07:10 AM
A history of disintermediation and its cousin, decentralization
⧉infominer 15-Nov-18 12:32 PM
an awesome list of decentralized services. Contribute to gdamdam/awesome-decentralized-web development by creating an account on GitHub.
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 09:09 PM
1/ Going to expand on "centralized apps atop decentralized protocols" more, as the idea has incited healthy debate + I want to emphasize that the short-to-medium term architecture (as crypto bootstraps to the mainstream), will be very different from the end-game. https://...
⧉infominer 09-Dec-18 02:56 AM
Crypto networks are supposed to be decentralized. As Balaji Srinivasan, CTO of Coinbase, has written, decentralization can be measured in a number of dimensions. One of the most important but least discussed measures of decentralization is the distribution of tokens, or in ot...
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 12:39 AM
"A flock isn't a big bird - [in decentralized and self organizing systems] it is important not to confuse levels. Often, people confuse the behaviors of individuals and the behaviors of groups" - Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 12:50 AM
Some reading for the start of your week. "The Organization of Work in Social Insect Colonies" & "From division of labor to the collective behavior of social insects" The questions we ask impact our observations & conclusions.
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 05:38 AM
Open source decentralization: The crypto community is realizing, true decentralization might require a degree of anonymity, or a way of collectively sharing the responsibility for #DEX development #BNC #Insights
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 06:01 AM
@0xProject @HyszSkies @abandeali1 @burnsbend @mattytay Thanks again for having me! The talk was a random walk through these posts: • Validating @usv’s fat protocol thesis: • How decentralization evolves: • Ugly duckl...
:: 2019 :: : the year anonymous developers return to the cryptocurrency revolution with vengeance. It’s going to be beautiful.
⧉infominer 26-Mar-19 08:25 AM
A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralisation (in some form). - redecentralize/alternative-internet
⧉infominer 24-Jun-19 08:38 PM
I had known that ancient greeks used random selection (sortition) to elect people to political office, but I was curious how they did it 1/