“I played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010, but one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock's Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit.” - @VitalikButerin
if you stop to think about US taxes - the fact that you pay 55 cents of every dollar you make to a massive entity with poor governance (can't agree on anything) that also can't figure out how to stay operationally solvent without printing money - it's just mind boggling.
@mcuban There is no such thing as “free community college.” There is college that you pay for, college that you ask others to pay for voluntarily, and college that you force others to pay for through taxation. Which of these are you for?
@haydentiff @dontscrewxrpho1 @cuong82752178 @WietseWind @ahbritto @FalcoVinnie @nbougalis One key issue was the huge legal risk. This was a time when it was widely argued that all cryptocurrencies were entirely illegal under US law. This article from late 2011 give you an idea what the issues were at the time: newyorker.com/magazine/2011/…
In case people wonder what the “light node” binaries do, well we can’t tell for sure because it’s closed source, but according to the docs they just query the API of public full nodes. Or in pleb-speak: 100% fully trusted
New post: aligning biz models to markets
- How internet is changing hospitality
- Why Shake Shack & USHG's biz models enable better employee retention & service
- How the trend maps to tech, from gaming (Fortnite) to productivity (Airtable, Figma, Notion)
@dontscrewxrpho1 @cuong82752178 @haydentiff @WietseWind @ahbritto @FalcoVinnie @nbougalis Yes. Jed had the original idea to use a distributed agreement algorithm instead of PoW to solve the double spend problem in a distributed ledger. He hired me in late 2011 to see if that was possible and, if so, if it was good for anything.
@XRPTrump I've always thought so. That was the original thinking that went into building the DEX in the first place. The native DEX was moving around $8 million per day in value at one point, but has waned quite a bit since then.
This was really a phenomenal event, crypto building is alive and well. Price is the short term distraction; building is the long term value. #ethereum #bitcoin #blockchain #crypto twitter.com/ShapeShift_io/…
The absurd growth rate of the EOS blockchain shows again why networks need TX fees. When transaction costs are socialized on full nodes, demand to transact is infinite (e.g. for spam or fake activity.) The resulting blockchain bloat soon becomes a hugely centralizing force. twitter.com/trent_vanepps/…
It's true that an attacker can also spam the network when fees are high, pricing out users. But that is expensive for the attacker and only a temporary nuisance, while flooding the network with garbage to bloat the blockchain is free for him and the resulting damage is permanent.
It is really, *really* not okay to let your personal and professional relationships and your education be controlled by an AI that doesn't work for you but works for a company trying to profit off of you.
Bitcoin, just like Venmo, exposes your payment history publicly. Unlike Venmo, there's no way to turn it off. If you think Coinbase, etc won't ask you to explain things based on your payment history, why did they buy Neutrino. twitter.com/WhalePanda/sta…
10/ The country went to war, and every able-bodied young man was drafted to fight. The war was terrible and killed every young man, but the farmer’s son was spared, since his broken legs prevented him from being drafted.
After a lot of research, I've written up a complete list of Ripple Partnerships that are integrating xRapid and XRP. You're welcome. decryptmedia.com/5313/complete-… #ripple #cryptocurrency $XRP @Ripple_XRP1 @HaraldoXRP @XRPTrump @BankXRP @xrp_news @XRPtheone @KingRippleXRP