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2020

The year is 2020. We are living in the future. There is the emergence of technologies that give individuals control over their own digital data and their own digital finances. These advancements in security and privacy are emerging from the fringe of technologist and developers around the world. The technologies to self organize and build […]

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On Debt Cycles

Some notes from Ray Dalio’s How to Navigate Debt Crisis discussing framework, historical cases and in general currency and capital markets. Dalio’s principles – 2 types of economic debt cycles – deflationary depression and inflationary depression credit and debt become assets and liabilities simply inter-connected stacks and denominated within each countries currency currency devaluations like […]

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On Libra

Facebook announced it’s open-source Libra Blockchain and cryptocurrency today in it’s efforts to create a global financial transaction system. This is a game changer. One of the largest companies in the world just launched their own cryptocurrency and it will not be the last. Facebook is taking advantage of a decade of innovation and built […]

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Serverless Containerization

Serverless Containerization Kubernetes and KNative are driving sequential, scalable and containerized build systems scoped within pods for state sharing.  Knative is a set of open-source components and platform level custom APIs installed on Kubernetes. In the next few minutes I will walk through how to containerize a node.js or spring boot application, deploy it to Google […]

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On ZKPs, STARKS, SNARKS

General information on the topic of ZKPs, not necessarily structured but should be ongoing article as I continue to learn about this technology. These are just notes specifically from meetup on ZKPs. Honest computation through Zero Knowledge Proofs is a set of steps. It is this complex math and application of the cryptographic primitives that […]

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2019

This year went by extremely fast. I learned a ton about starting a business, traveled around the world, built on new blockchain protocols, went and saw the future and came back to work on that which I believe shaped it in the present. There is the confluence of technology that is happening before our eyes, […]

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Interoperability Protocols

The next-generation of interoperable blockchain frameworks are being built upon: UTXO Transaction Models / State Transitions Proof-of-Authority (POA) / Proof-of-Stake(POS) Aura / Avalanche / Next-gen BFT Consensus Mechanisms SNARGS / Privacy Computation / Zero Knowledge Proofs Formally Verifiable Contracts and Agents Committees / Validator Sets / Routings / Attestations / Digital Jury Sharded sets of […]

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Consensus 2018 Hackathon

  The consensus from the 2018 hackathon was: there are a number of emerging blockchain technology platforms that are focused not on the protocol level but on creating additions to the base protocols these are workbenches, platform tooling, application environments There was a number of different hacks that were built over the weekend focusing on […]

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Means of State Replication

The means of developing replicated state machines. Decentralized and permissionless state replication as well as distributed application specific state replication are defining the next era of computing. Replication of data on distributed systems using leaders and workers, distributed micro-services and containers, peer-to-peer blockchain protocols, UTXOs, and digitally enforceable agreements and agents. Blockchain is the next […]

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2018

There is a shift that is happening; it is rooted in the rapid expansion of decentralized cryptographic protocols. Public private key pairs are becoming common use for securing/storing digital assets, providing proof, determining truth. Where our data lives, who owns the data, and who can that change data are all questions that are being asked. […]