Solidity and the Ethereum Virtual Machine

Welcome to the first decentralized global computational machine. Over the past couple weeks I have been reading the Homestead release notes, the Solidity Documentation, watching youtube videos about Ethereum; really just an all out effort on trying to understand what this protocol is and why it is a technological successor to Bitcoin. In trying to [...]

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 [...]

Managing Digital Scarcity: Enterprise Cryptocurrency Applications

The internet has evolved into a real time distributed information protocol in that now we interact daily with a global consciousness, we spark digital wildfires spreading anywhere and everywhere instantly and at a cost next to nothing.Though the cost to reproduce and scale bits is next to nothing, the inability to prove transfer of digital ownership [...]

2015 Internet Trends

Angular JS

Model: The data shown to the users. The model data are simple javascript objects. View: This is what the users see when they visit the page, that is after the raw HTML template involving directives and expressions is compiled and linked with correct scope. Controller: The business logic that drives the application This framework is [...]

$GBTC

TICKER SYMBOL :  GBTC  The first OTC publicly quoted mutual fund for Bitcoin began trading at $40 pershare or .1 BTC. It is available on the OTCQX marketplace at a premium and with an annual 2% administration and safekeeping fee. On Friday May 8th, GBTC closed at $49 USD per share (Up 22%) and more than quadrupled its [...]