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Facebook’s Libra In Two Tortured Analogies

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At the start of Season Four of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard returned home to his family vineyard on Earth to recover from his assimilation by the Borg. While enjoying one of the vineyard’s own vintages over dinner, Picard’s resentful brother remarked that the former’s spacefaring years spent drinking the artificial “synthehol” dulled his formerly discerning palate. …

Athena Trade – Metronome Discussion

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Recently, I was invited to participate in a discussion hosted at Chicago’s Athena Trade, a blockchain-centric co-working space. I took the opportunity to discuss Metronome, one of the projects that BloqLabs helped build and launch. Here are the three ideas that drove the conversation: …

Rethinking Decentralization

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During the Consensus 2019 conference in New York, I discussed the Titan hashpower marketplace and how it works. More importantly, though, I presented a vision for how the greater Titan network would address a persistent perceived threat to proof-of-work cryptocurrency networks: the centralization of mining. …

Different Approaches to Interoperability

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Cross-chain interoperability is one of the most intensely pursued developments in blockchain technology and it comes as no surprise that multiple approaches are in the works. The Metronome team recently published an article outlining the differences between some of the more well-known attempts – and how these are different from Metronome’s “chainhop” approach. …