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LTB Live: TheDAO, ETH, Soft-Fork, DoS and what's next

A live Q&A session to discuss the latest developments in theDAO, Ethereum, the aborted soft-fork, the DoS vector that caused the soft-fork abort,...

Bitcoin Q&A: Why mainstream adoption will be neither gradual nor radical

Keywords/phrases: Decentralization as the final goal: will the transition be through radical change or a gradual transformation? Disruptive...

Bitcoin Q&A: The new experimental science of consensus algorithms

Keywords/phrases: Alternative consensus mechanisms/ algorithms are a new science, started in January 2009. The number of academic papers and PhD...

Bitcoin Q&A: The out-of-sync hype around "blockchain"

Keywords/phrases: The hype around "blockchain" is out of sync with the actual implementations. There is one exception: Bitcoin (maybe two,...

Bitcoin Q&A: The DAO - Why failure is a necessity for learning

Keywords/phrases: The DAO. I invest in a number of cryptocurrencies because the best way to learn is to do, and so you have to hold a token. I...

Investing in education instead of speculation

Unlike speculation in crypto-currencies, investing in skills is permanent, transferable across chains, long term and empowering. In this talk...

LTB: TheDAO, TheFork, TheFallout

A live discussion about theDAO, theFork and theFallout with guests: - Pamela Morgan - Brian Klein - Taylor Gerring and your host, Andreas M....

Bitcoin Q&A: Open source as cross-pollination & consensus through collaboration

Keywords/phrases: The interest of anthropologists drawing similarities between evolutionary biology and market economies. Cross-pollination/...

Bitcoin Q&A: Why we should resist financial surveillance

Keywords/phrases: Privacy and transparency. Financial privacy has been the norm. Law enforcement has never had full access or visibility into our...

Bitcoin Q&A: The future of digital money - Open Blockchains or Dystopia?

Keywords/phrases: Does terminological purity matter? What is and isn't a blockchain? Openness is a characteristic that matters. The blockchain is...

Bitcoin Q&A: Not all blockchains are created equal - Bitcoin vs. Blockchain

Keywords/phrases: What is the difference between Bitcoin and the blockchain(s)? Proof of Work is an essential feature for many aspects of Bitcoin....

Bitcoin Q&A: Does monetary policy determine currency competition?

Keywords/phrases: Does monetary policy determine currency competition? Monetary policy is a critical characteristic that creates a niche...