Opinion: Cryptocurrencies are useless. Blockchain solutions are frequently much worse than the systems they replace. Here's why.
[This piece originally appreared in McSweeney’s new issue, The End of Trust, a collection featuring over 30 writers investigating surveillance, technology, and privacy, with special advisors the Electronic Frontier Foundation.]
A man spent millions on an enormous plot of land near Reno. Now he wants to build a community based on the blockchain technology introduced by Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin result in the concentration of wealth, not greater equality
De blockchain gaat alles veranderen: de scheepvaart, het financieel systeem, de overheid, wat niet eigenlijk? Maar het enthousiasme voor deze technologie komt vooral voort uit kennisgebrek en onbegrip. De blockchain is een oplossing op zoek naar een probleem.
Rapport van samenwerkingsorganisatie Privacy & Identity Lab over het gebruik van blockchain-technologie in het verkiezingsproces.
Digital services have frequently been in collision — if not out-and-out conflict — with the rule of law. But what happens when technologies such as deep learning software and self-executing code are in the driving seat of legal decisions? How can we be sure next-gen ‘legal tech…
We can generate much more income for society if we hold more assets–like natural resources, carbon tax payments, or a sovereign wealth fund–in common, and used it to fund programs like a universal basic income.
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As “money,” Bitcoin fulfills essentially none of money’s functions; as “currency,” its massive volatility has made it all but unusable.
App to record sexual consent in the blockchain will be used to discredit sexual assault survivors
Cryptocurrencies than can make millionaires in minutes are justification enough to get of bed at 5am to gamble
Extreme libertarians built blockchain to decentralize government and corporate power. It could consolidate their control instead.
Did you hear the one about the tulip bubble? It’s almost certainly a myth. It is myths, though, that explain why cryptocurrencies are here to stay.
(schrijf je naam op de wall en die worden embedded in de blockchain - en dus te zien tot het einde der tijden / blockchain (whatever comes first)