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The Sync Blog

Updates and insights from the Bloq team

Celebrating Metronome’s Milestone

Added by in Labs, Metronome, News

Yesterday, the Metronome team demonstrated that two-way, cross-chain imports/exports of Metronome (MET) — “chainhops” as we call them — between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic are now possible as of June 26, 2019, at 21:48 UTC. The first port took place soon after as of Ethereum blockheight #8036077 on 06.206.2019 at 21:50:45 UTC. …

Metronome Milestone

From Metronome, A Milestone

Added by in Labs, Metronome, News

Just about two years ago, Jeff Garzik and I surveyed the cryptocurrency landscape of the time. We saw an explosion of innovation as the cryptocurrency world continued its flight path towards new and novel decentralized money systems. Observing the ecosystem’s successes and failures, we asked: “What would a cryptocurrency from a blank slate look like if it had the benefit of all these lessons?”  …

Facebook’s Libra In Two Tortured Analogies

Added by in Industry, News

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

Added by in Labs, Metronome, News

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

Added by in Industry, Labs, News, Titan

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. …