Monthly Archives: March 2015

On exactitude in the non-discipline of ‘crypto-economics’, or: the Fate of Bitcoin

…In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was […]

The Great Divide

Introduction TL;DR: the smart contracts are here. Controllable, repeatable and free to use, they permit design that addresses many of the commercial problems Bitcoin doesn’t – and will upturn a number of sectors, including crypto, as they advance. This blog post is about dissecting Richard Brown’s outstanding blog post, Bitcoin as a Smart Contract Platform, from earlier […]

Eris: in plain English

A plain-English explanation of Eris at the Tomorrow’s Transactions forum in London a few weeks back. 

A dark knight is better than no knight at all

Great piece by Brett Scott: Thus we find Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs brimming with optimistic expectations of disruption and future success, proclaiming the word of blockchain rebellion as a universal tool of empowerment for all, contrasting themselves to the parasitic Wall Street banker. The critical observer, though, might just take a step back, and conclude […]

Doing the Consult Hyperion FinTech podcast

Listen to the whole thing here.