Links and news about the Blockchain tech

“Post links and news about the Blockchain tech and its newest applications, from cryptos to DAO”

The need for Nu to have new ideas and new faces is at its highest whereas the interest and the development activity for the blockchain is at its highest.
This thread is for people to post links and news about or related to the blockchain technology, that is relevant to Nu in that it could be beneficial for NuShareholders at least to discuss or know of.
We do not want to confine ourselves in a silo or live in Plato’s cave and shall take advantage of whatever we can from the competition and other players as well as thinkers out there.

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Dont know if the plantoid comparison is an accurate one, but that 's a funny one.

The guy from Philips has made the only correct point – “the blockchain is still theoretical and there are still no good working applications.”

The Fintech Bubble »
by joi ito (MIT lab chief)

“The problem with the blockchain is that we don’t even know where the layers should be and how we will manage the process of agreeing on the standards.”

This italian female did also an interesting short talk last year at the same conference and
makes this point relevant to our crisis about the difference between dry code (computer code) and wet code (motions)

How can we make our motions drier?

I agree- The blockchain allows to move from the “ego” anthology (pyramid, hierarchy, control) to the “eco” (flat, sharing, distribution) anthology

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Imagine an internet where you can trust everyone:

"Published on Jun 1, 2016NXT 2nd generation blockchain platform. What is it? What can you do with it? Why didn’t I know it? Dave Pearce NXT Foundation is published on event Baldopinions:"

It it high time we have public guys out there talking about nubits – who do we have?
What about a foundation? does it make sense?

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This session will address the question of trust (or “trustlessness”)
and how it relates to the question of human autonomy and agency.
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are organizations operated
on blockchain-based smart contracts which aim at removing the need for
control measures to ensure trust.
Can you trust a DAO that is
completely autonomously operated? If not, can you trust the people who
are operating it? How can a “trustless” technology like the blockchain
bridge the gap between these 2 figures? How much agency should be given
to a DAO? How to ensure that it does not take away human agency?

They use and endorse the term smart contract without having tested its viability and knowing how to verify it on a blockchain – in other terms, they take that buzz word for granted.

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The online betting and gambling industry has been constantly plagued with accusations of fraud and cheating by both players and system administrators. In the United States alone, over a dozen online gaming sites have either gone bankrupt or been forcefully shut down by authorities since 2011, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in deposits that have yet to be returned to players. Despite these setbacks, the industry continues to grow, and players continue to risk depositing their funds into centrally owned and operated gaming websites.

Provably fair online gaming is badly needed. Enter Peerplays, a solution for provably fair blockchain-based gaming that allows users to design their own specialized tokens or chips, buy or sell gateway tokens for popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ether and then wager these tokens in on-chain games.

There is no “house” in Peerplays, but instead players are matched with other users for peer-to-peer gameplay through a series of smart contracts. These contracts escrow the funds wagered by each player and then release them to the winner after specific conditions within a game are met and verified. Smart contracts are built directly into the native blockchain code rather than a virtual scripting machine, which makes transaction processing fast enough to enable millions of players to interact almost simultaneously.

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Short Description
Decentralized Tournament Management Built Entirely on the Blockchain
Peerplays is the World’s First Decentralized
Tournament Management and Wagering Platform
Built Entirely on the Blockchain
Company Overview
Blockchain currently lead by Bunkerchain Labs Inc.
Long Description
Peerplays is the World’s First Decentralized
Tournament Management and Wagering Platform
Built Entirely on the Blockchain

Guaranteed Provably Fair Gaming

Peerplays’ provably fair gaming system is 100% open source and built directly onto the blockchain. You never have to worry about cheaters or unfair house odds, because all games take place between real players and are matched with each other through a series of on-chain smart contracts.

Fee-Backed Assets

The core tokens of Peerplays are integrated into a fee-sharing program called Fee Backed Assets or “FBA”. This means the blockchain automatically distributes a percentage of the fees from every jackpot for every game on the entire network to the holders of Peerplays core tokens.

Lightning Fast Speed & Network Capacity

Peerplays is built on Graphene, the fastest decentralized blockchain technology in the world. Graphene has been successfully tested to handle over 100,000 transactions per second with average block times of under 3 seconds.

Digital Asset Exchange

You can create your own tokens, buy and sell gateway tokens for popular cryptocurrencies like BTC and ETH, wager with price-stable SmartCoins from the BitShares platform from a growing number of reputable gateway services. You also have the opportunity to provide your own profitable gateway services for in-game assets from all your favorite RPGs.

On-Chain Games

Casino card games are adjudicated by smart contracts as part of the native blockchain code, and Peerplays’ player matching algorithm creates a trustless on-chain gaming environment. Since Graphene is incredibly fast, it allows for the broadcast and revealing of blinded proofs at the frequency necessary to facilitate real-time gameplay.

Blockchain Guaranteed Referral Program

The Peerplays blockchain automatically pays you a percentage of the revenue earned by each new account you refer for the lifetime of that account. This means you earn “kickbacks” from everyone you refer. Gaming partners can earn even more by getting all their users to sign up for a Peerplays account.


The Peerplays blockchain can sponsor large tournament jackpots by allocating a small percentage of every network fee into a smart contract-secured virtual account called the Mega-Jackpot Fund. Mega-Jackpot tournament events are automatically scheduled, and then funds are unlocked by the smart contract and instantly transferred to the tournament winners.

PowerUp Points

You can earn PowerUp tokens every time you play in a Peerplays tournament. They are the player rewards points of the Peerplays network, and are distributed according to win-loss records and amounts wagered, among other factors. PowerUp is the only token accepted as the buy-in fee for Mega-Jackpot tournaments, so they will be in high demand during Mega-Jackpot sign up periods. They are tradeable on the digital asset exchange.

Stakeholder Voting

Peerplays leverages the power of stakeholder voting to resolve consensus issues in a fair and democratic way. All network parameters, from fee schedules to block intervals and transaction sizes, can be fine tuned by elected delegates chosen by you and fellow stakeholders.

Gaming Partner Support

As a gaming partner, you can connect your server through the Peerplays API and take advantage of the decentralized network for processing wagers and jackpots. You can also customize tournament structures, fee schedules, and fund collection & distribution methods in order to maximize your profit potential. Whether you are a game publisher, advertiser, tournament host or vendor, if you plug into Peerplays you will gain shared access to the entire network of users while still enjoying the freedom of operating your own independent website.


A new project, centralized apparently stemming from coinomat founders, I believe

We believe that blockchain technology should both offer traditional financial businesses a whole new range of opportunities and improve their operational transparency at the same time. By offering “non-permissioned” solutions to banks and other financial institutions, WAVES combines the best of the both worlds: blockchain decentralization and verification procedures needed to effectively fight money laundering and financial crime. Right from its launch, WAVES will support traditional currencies on its blockchain, backed by established financial institutions. Having USD, EUR and CNY integrated into the platform means WAVES can provide a turn-key solution for crowdfunding campaigns and decentralized financial instruments trading, compliant with local laws and regulations.

In short, a new copycat of nxt assets exchange platform, willing to trade national currencies – centralized

Good write up facing the imminent halving

Proof of Work, Proof of Stake and The Bitcoin Halving

Pertinent questions on Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

Hello, DAO? I have some questions.

Good write up on what POS and POW are

What is Proof of Stake?

What is Proof of Work?

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Charles Hoskinson on the future of crypto and its current state – On the internet of Money

From 5:55

I think we re going to embrace an
Internet of money – there are some people who feel that cryptocurrencies are going
to revolve around a certain standard and its almost going to be like the tcpip
or something the IP of crypto currencies and one token will rule them all
but it seems to me with projects like
are three sev with what the linux foundation is doing and just the over a
thousand altcoins that exist
rather we;re going to see regional application-specific currencies evolving
for each and every one of them has a constituency and a user group and its
much more important to talk about the
connection points between them moving
some will be more anonymous another will be optimized for particular performance in a certain domain
and thats really exciting because you
get to see many models and philosophies concurrently especially in monetary
policy and you get to actually see if these work or not
monetary policy in general is an
interesting field where most decisions are made in the years and decades and we
dont really understand if they were
good or bad decisions for 50 years or 60
years when were doing a retroactive analysis
with this new internet of money
philosophy you can test hundreds of paradigms
currently and within years or some cases even months get
empirical data whether they work or not
so I think that its created a
phenomenal conversation
its going to reinvent the way money
works but then the next phases will be reinventing the way commerce and
relationships work and then the next stage will be the fundamental
reinvention of governance and all of these things will be discovered in the
matter of months and years

Hoskinson has a bright vision and yes, Nu is an experiment –
We are testing 1 paradigm for decentralized money issuing governance, among many others –
We should be much more open towards conversation and welcome discussing with many other crypto experimenters.

New article from mougayar:

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Scottish Blockchain Meetup - Hangout with William Mougayar, Author of The Business Blockchain

"On the internet, there is currently the web – there is now another network or layer, the blockchain"
They are working together, side by side, not one on top of the other