Getting tangled up in the Decred chain Since my first report about the Decred blockchain data, I have descended into its depths in an effort to understand what we can learn about the network. This work has progressed in three directions that have some overlap: * Clustering Decred’s addresses to
It has been just over one year since I released version 0.8 of Peer Production on the Crypto Commons (PPCC), so this change log for the upgrade from version 0.8 to 1.0 is doubling as a recap of 2020. If you haven’t read PPCC most of
Youth Booster Credits is an idea I’ve been thinking about for a year or so, and I’m curious 1) whether people think something like this would be desirable, 2) why it wouldn’t or couldn’t work, 3) what the best approaches are to overcoming the main issues
Getting to know the Decred blockchain I started exploring the Decred blockchain in more depth at the end of 2019 as I scoped out a planfor the third phase of the Open Source Research Program. With a local instance of dcrdata up and running, I watched it whizz through hundreds
This post is about why I wrote “Peer Production on the Crypto Commons”, a free book type resource (website, ebook, pdf). The short answer is that I am inspired by the people who see some broken aspect of their society and set about to fix it or build an alternative.
By Seth Benton - Nov 8, 2019 It’s time to call it. 2019 is indeed the year of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). The term DAO, once tainted by the disastrous DAO hack of 2016, has regained its luster, with an explosion of new DAOs, DAO platforms and tools
Politeia has been live for one year now, and I have been reflecting on how it has gone in relation to what I was expecting and hoping when it launched. For a more quantitative overview see this report. Voting to make decisions As a Decred contributor, having Politeia available is