Control addiction, and the fallacy of big data.
Wüst and Gervais’ paper “Do you need a Blockchain?” is pretty good, but goes a bit far in claiming use cases for blockchains. You’ll basically never need a so-called “permissioned blockchain.”
And a podcast featuring me and the book.
Buttcoins are mined by proof of click.
I tweeted about the Lightning Network, and someone posted it to Reddit /r/btc as “Some old dude raising good questions about LN.” Of course, /r/buttcoin took its turn …
One billion Tethers! Each and every one backed by a redeemable US dollar, of course, as they state. 800 million of those being loaned out on Bitfinex for margin trading.
The original version of my 2017 Buttcoin retrospective for CoinDesk, for your amusement.
The SEC’s action against Munchee is particularly noteworthy for how generic the dodgy ICO in question is.
Trains as computer science analogy.
Yet another Bitcoin fork. And Bitcoin core considers striking back, particularly against SegWit2x.