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Security and ethics

Ethics and exploitation In the security world there is a seemingly unique requirement according to Cory Doctrow in this video (which is a great watch BTW). I agree the security industry requires full disclosure of algorithms and methods to run effectively,

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Posted in MaidSafe, strategy

Give a person the ability and they will change the world

Capitalism. Communism, Fascism, Socialism, Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, Labour and all the rest of the prescribed rule-sets for humanity fail. Over and over again they fail and all we do is ping-pong between them. Some weeks the yellow shirts win

Posted in complex systems, nature

Machines that own themselves in bitcoin part II

In the first part of this series I suggested that machines can own themselves. This seems reasonable and there are many good examples to show this, for instance, the self driving car that is a taxi. These are an incremental

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Machines that own themselves in bitcoin

What? Yes I really mean machines that own themselves. This is the first of a three-part series that will take the reader through my vision of the future. I see this future as within this decade, i.e. the next six

Posted in bitcoin

Bitcoin blockchain is not a thing, it’s a design pattern

Imagine somebody in the decentralised Internet space for over 10 years seemingly attacking the first decentralised information system? This is not an attack on bitcoin! Bitcoin as a decentralised system of value transfer is indisputable. It has proven that to

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Posted in bitcoin, complex systems, MaidSafe, nature

A compelling business strategy for a fair world

This is going to be a bit of a long post. There are many ideas and responses to recent comments that I would like to clear up as well as some suggestions that would be good to get comments on.

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Why do I keep going on about ants and nature.

Quick post this time. I answered this in an email today and figured, posting it may mean I repeat it less 🙂 So here it is: PS Can you remind me of your ant analogy wrt your network?   Yes

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Lavabit will always happen when servers are involved

One thing we can depend on as humans, power corrupts! Whether the Roman Empire, the British Empire or the ‘isms’ such as Communism, Capitalism etc. greed always leads to power struggles and then these are won, that society actually dies.

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What happens when an autonomous data network meets an autonomous trade mechanism?

 A breakthrough in decentralised trade. Bitcoin is changing the financial landscape and is very likely to do so at a speed we will not understand. Humans find exponential growth difficult, or perhaps impossible, to comprehend. In the West or developed

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MaidSafe a network that shares more with a currency than data

I am constantly asked what MaidSafe is and I struggle to explain it and others struggle more to understand, if they can be bothered to listen. Understandably many people will not watch a 12 minute video or read hundreds of

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Posted in bitcoin, MaidSafe

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