Posts Tagged: "blockchain"

Trust

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In this post, I summarise some of my notes on the work of Rachel Botsman on Trust. Botsman is the co-author of ‘What’s Mine Is Yours’, which was part of the inspiration behind one of my previous posts (The Sharing Economy – link). She has equally interesting TED talks in sharing...

Notes on Corda

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Corda: An Introduction A White paper by Richard Gendal Brown, James Carlyle, Ian Grigg, Mike Hearn August, 2016   Below my bullet points summary of the White paper. Introduction: Eliminate effort to keep disparate ledgers synchronised Parties to financial agreements record them once and collaborate to maintain accurate shared records...

Blockchain Lottery

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Here’s a piece that I took out from the previous post to further expand: How can we reach consensus between parties that don’t necessarily know each other, definitively don’t trust each other and might very well be untrustworthy? Let’s start with what we have today, a traditional transaction (A to B) usually...

Blockchain: Hype or Radical innovation?

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In the past year interest in blockchain has soared (see Google trends), VC funding in Blockchain breached the 1bn milestone, 500mln only in 2015 but we still have to see familiarity with this technology across the financial industry. The goal of this article is to try, according to my own understanding, to address the opening...

bTF – Blockchain Traded Fund

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I have been spending a bit of time learning about Blockchain, I am trying to get an understanding of the inner workings of Blockchain technologies, first as a due diligence  (hype? ) and second as I think if the promises of this innovation will actually materialise, it will come down to its...

Notes on Bitcoin

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Below a few notes I took back in 2014 on Bitcoin’s original paper (link). I am currently reading “The Business of Blockchain” and found myself going back in my notes to review some of the concepts behind BTC, I figured it was worth putting it up for future reference as...