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Building Responsible Cryptocurrencies

By on November 6, 2017

Making Crypto Safe for the Mainstream I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make ICOs really solid, ethical, lasting sources of good. However, at the heart of an ICO is the “C” — the cryptocurrency which is being offered. How can we really get to ethical ICOs when cryptocurrencies themselves aren’t ready to serve mainstream needs?... Continue reading

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SSE and open technologies: a synergy with great potential

By on November 3, 2017

Like every healthy movement, the Social & Solidarity Economy (SSE) needs structures and tools that promote its principles and ensure its autonomy. Unfortunately, with regard to the tools it uses, it remains captive to the various ‘closed’ technologies it is supplied with by mainstream companies. To realize how important that is, one must take into... Continue reading

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What is the difference between Blockchain and Holochain?

By on November 2, 2017

A holochain application is run entirely by the people who use it. This enables direct communication, without the need for corporate web servers. For any particular use case, developers can create fit-for-purpose solutions that strike the right balance between minimizing risks, reducing costs, and optimizing speed. Relative to other distributed application infrastructures such as Blockchain... Continue reading

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Wc3 abandons consensus, standardizes DRM, EFF resigns

By on September 20, 2017

Shocking, and disappointing news. Reposted from Boing Boing. Cory Doctorow: In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members’ objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history, which concluded last week... Continue reading

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The Open Source Circular City – A SCENARIO for City Hackers

By on September 8, 2017

° Introduction A hacker needs to have an idea where he/she wants to go. Therefore I started to outline when invited to @ZK/U Berlin a scenario of the Open Source Circular City to inspire hacking for it. Why?   There is not only one way to a circular city and more than just one potential... Continue reading

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