Interoperable, Scalable Blockchain Protocols

Last week I attended the Wanxiang Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai. There were a number of sessions but one that really stuck with me was about potential scaling solutions for distributed consensus protocols. There is a concept of polyglot persistence which essentially means certain databases are meant for certain reasons. You have SQL database, noSQL [...]

IPLD Resolvers

This was in my drafts from a few months back, right when I got really excited about IPFS, content addressing data, and the potential future applications that will be built on the protocol. Content addressing is a true computational advancement in the way that we think about adding and retrieve content on the web. We [...]

2017

We are on the edge of the future - seeing the emergence of technology that we dreamed of years ago; AI powered bots, Holographic GUIs, autonomous vehicles, decentralized application networks. It's happening fast. There is new form of distributed world consciousness of truth in the internet, it enables people to come to distributed consensus about [...]

CryptoTrends

This article is about what hasn't been in the headlines in the crypto space. By crypto space I mean: cryptographic currencies, decentralized ledgers, distributed consensus protocols and thee / a blockchain protocol. It is fast pace, riveting, real-time, global; it never sleeps. From the highly anticipated Halvening, to the Rise of Ethereum and the Fall of [...]

MicroSaas

This post is from my time at the Consensus 2016 Hackathon a few months ago. The consensus from the 2016 Hackathon was that smart contracts and decentralized applications will drive blockchain innovation and businesses into the future. This year’s hackathon was held in the heart of Times Square at Microsoft’s Technology Center. I would say [...]

The Rise of Ethereum

The decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies are their biggest strength and their biggest weakness. Often this is the case with something that completely disrupts the status-quo. The fact that decentralized currencies are open source also creates a unique situation where that which is the best given path or fork in the long run must be agreed [...]

2016

90% of the World's data was created in the past year. We are living in a time of exponential technological advancement. Recursive machine learning & artificial intelligence, distributed systems and decentralized value transfer protocols, everything on the web creating real-time distributed consciousness. Exciting times. This past year I learned: how to program and build on the force [...]

The Lightning Network: Packets to Circuits

There are three problems that developers see in regards to scaling Bitcoin: Micropayments are not exactly cheap to make the size of blocks/the blockchain over time malleability The Lightning Network aims to solve these problems by creating hash-locked payment channels facilitating instant off-chain real bitcoin transactions. Before we can understand what the Lightning network enables, [...]

21.co: The Bitcoin Computer

After months of anticipation my 21.co Bitcoin computer finally arrived. I anxiously opened up what felt like Pandora's box to a new age of the internet. The 21.co Bitcoin Computer is the first of its kind and is the foundation for a new range of applications. First things first, if you want to run this [...]