How to Setup an Antminer S5

This article will explain exactly how to setup your Antminer S5, configure it to your pool, and get it running on your network. Hardware ">Antminer S5 1155 GH/s Corsair CX750M and a paperclip A router and ethernet cord The most important thing to know when setting up an ASIC miner is that you have the … Continue reading How to Setup an Antminer S5

Distributed Consensus Protocols

Blockchain technology is the greatest computational advancement we have seen in the past 5 years. In terms of available information, real-time market effects, network effects, sentiment, research, feedback loops for price, volume, transaction levels; there is currently nothing as open and riveting. It is a new distributed database that can potentially be the foundation for an … Continue reading Distributed Consensus Protocols

2015

2014- I mined just about .99 bitcoin, graduated from college, and became captivated by Bitcoin and the future of blockchain technology. As I read and research, and reread whitepapers and write, combine, edit, and go back and reedit; in the process I gain a greater understanding and become more cognizant of what this technology actually will … Continue reading 2015

Smart Contracts and Chains of Distributed Ownership

Blockchains and sidechains: decentralized and distributed store of value and transfer networks that consist of replicated, unalterable, and time-stamped transaction ledgers. Smart contract: a legally enforceable agreement written in computer code made by competent parties, to perform or not perform a certain act.  Contracts may be express or implied, bilateral or unilateral, executory or executed, and … Continue reading Smart Contracts and Chains of Distributed Ownership

(Bit)coinWorld at Money20/20

The future has already arrived it is just not evenly distributed yet. This quote explains my overall takeaway from the Money20/20 conference at Aria in Las Vegas. The packed conference halls and sessions were filled with over 7,000 attendees from numerous money services businesses, payment processors, and banks from around the world. I believe the most … Continue reading (Bit)coinWorld at Money20/20

Coined: Semantics, Bitcoin, and Law

Semantics are the human window into the language of thought. The existing financial terms are in place as ideals and generally accepted principles that businesses are supposed to know and abide by in order to provide consumer protection. The proposed BitLicense by the NYDFS is a perfect example of where existing financial terms overlook the capabilities of blockchain technology. The … Continue reading Coined: Semantics, Bitcoin, and Law

Cointract

This past weekend I participated in the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon. I arrived at the Metreon on Friday around 4:30, found team members and in 48 hours we built a working mobile app on the Salesforce1 platform. This application was called Cointract. Cointract allows Salesforce users to trade assets through b2b and p2p contracts with no middleman … Continue reading Cointract