Digital Gentrification and Corporatisation: Blockchain not Bitcoin
In this talk, part of “The Future of Programmable Money” series, Andreas discusses digital gentrification and corporatisation, how this relates to the “blockchain not Bitcoin” phenomenon, and why we should maintain interesting communities both offline and online.
Simple Explanation of a Blockchain Transaction
The main secret of the success of the ERC20 standard is the introduction of smart contracts. Though the basic principles of smart contracts have been already implemented in the Bitcoin blockchain, their capabilities were severely limited and were not suitable for creating tokens for individual dApps. That’s why Ethereum can be considered the first platform […]
PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Will Be the ‘One Online Equivalent to Gold’
Peter Thiel has once again endorsed bitcoin, which he recently argued is tantamount to digital gold. And much like gold, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal conjectures that the cryptocurrency is destined to be a store of value rather than a means of payment. “It’s like bars of gold in a vault that never move,” he […]