Is Blockchain Really the Future of Democracy?

  • Blockchain has been touted as everything from the future of finance to the cure to poverty and the only way to secure land registries.
  • They paint a Utopian vision of people voting on smartphones on route to work and having their say in daily government decisions and on land registry matters.
  • She said Smerkis is helping to drag cryptocurrencies into the light and is determined to create a regulated environment for cryptocurrencies, adding that he wanted to speak with me about “how blockchain has the power to forge the democratic future that we have all dreamed of, but fallen short of…
  • The technology behind blockchain is completely clean, and governments want to use it because of that very transparency.
  • We can have a say on every major decision, through the blockchain, and force the government to actually do what the majority of people want.

Blockchain has been touted as everything from the future of finance to the cure to poverty and the only way to secure land registries. Now it is b…
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Could Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?

  • Blockchain in the music industry is going viral like a hit song and propagates its magic from the artist to the music lover (and back).
  • Some have begun to harness blockchain technology for the music industry.
  • Like any industry that is encumbered by inefficient intermediaries, the music industry will be disrupted by new developments in technology and governance.
  • There is a serious lack of transparency in the music industry.
  • Musicians can now embed their music directly into the blockchain and get paid immediately in any cryptocurrency of their choice.

Almost 100 years later, musicians still must go through this archaic system of intermediaries developed before the advent of the internet, where the arti…
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Could Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?

Could #Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?

  • Blockchain in the music industry is going viral like a hit song and propagates its magic from the artist to the music lover (and back).
  • Some have begun to harness blockchain technology for the music industry.
  • Like any industry that is encumbered by inefficient intermediaries, the music industry will be disrupted by new developments in technology and governance.
  • There is a serious lack of transparency in the music industry.
  • Musicians can now embed their music directly into the blockchain and get paid immediately in any cryptocurrency of their choice.

Almost 100 years later, musicians still must go through this archaic system of intermediaries developed before the advent of the internet, where the arti…
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Could Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?

  • Blockchain in the music industry is going viral like a hit song and propagates its magic from the artist to the music lover (and back).
  • Some have begun to harness blockchain technology for the music industry.
  • There is a serious lack of transparency in the music industry.
  • Like any industry that is encumbered by inefficient intermediaries, the music industry will be disrupted by new developments in technology and governance.
  • According to Benji Rogers , founder of Pledge Music

Almost 100 years later, musicians still must go through this archaic system of intermediaries developed before the advent of the internet, where the arti…
Continue reading “Could Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?”

Could Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?

  • Blockchain in the music industry is going viral like a hit song and propagates its magic from the artist to the music lover (and back).
  • Some have begun to harness blockchain technology for the music industry.
  • There is a serious lack of transparency in the music industry.
  • Like any industry that is encumbered by inefficient intermediaries, the music industry will be disrupted by new developments in technology and governance.
  • According to Benji Rogers , founder of Pledge Music

Almost 100 years later, musicians still must go through this archaic system of intermediaries developed before the advent of the internet, where the arti…
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How Bitcoin Could Save London Banks After Brexit

  • The technology could mean banks would not necessarily have to move to the EU.
  • As many readers already know from previous articles, I am skeptical about the idea that Brexit would leave the U.K. economy relatively unharmed.
  • If you remember, the European Central Bank insisted in a rule issued in 2011 that clearing of euro-denominated trades should be done in countries that have the euro as their currency.
  • A bit of context: one of the main reasons why virtually all the big banks in London — the City, as London’s financial services sector is known — supported remaining in the European Union is the fact that clearing of euro-denominated trades must be done within the E.U. Leaving the E.U. will deal a blow to the U.K.’s financial services.
  • I simply doubt that leaving the world’s biggest trading block can be achieved while keeping all the advantages — free movement of goods, services and capital — and rejecting what the proponents of Brexit see as a disadvantage — free movement of people.

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@ReSinanian: “How Bitcoin Could Save London Banks After Brexit – TheStreet”


The technology could mean banks would not necessarily have to move to the E.U.


How Bitcoin Could Save London Banks After Brexit

Ethereum Inventor: We Got ‘Very Lucky’ In Gamble to Save $56M From Hacker

Ethereum inventor says they got

  • A second hard fork may not be as palatable to the community.
  • Ethereum got “very lucky” this time, Buterin wrote, and another hard fork may not be as easy to implement if the platform grows and more stakeholders-as well as their money-join the community.
  • Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, told Motherboard in an email that there was “a single unambiguous winning chain” with over 80 percent of the community moving over.
  • But a successful fork doesn’t mean that Ethereum’s woes are finished.
  • The successful fork was seen as a victory for Ethereum by some observers, since it’s a process that can only be completed if the entire community works together to first approve of the terms, and then actually move over to the new version of the software.

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@motherboard: “Ethereum inventor says they got “very lucky” in a gamble to save $56M from a hacker”


Ethereum just survived a controversial hard fork.


Ethereum Inventor: We Got ‘Very Lucky’ In Gamble to Save $56M From Hacker