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Money is not wealth; it is...

Money is not wealth; it is only an accounting of available economic energy. A money based directly upon energy, therefore, is a pure analog.

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What features would your ideal replacement...

What features would your ideal replacement for Reddit have? Are there things you would change or even outright replace? Is voting important?

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This makes me so happy; Mattermost,...

This makes me so happy; Mattermost, an open-source and self-hosted version of Slack:

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mattermost.org

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We'll be interviewing @maraoz of the...

We'll be interviewing @maraoz of the @streamium_io project today on @DECENTRALIZEall at 2:30 PDT/5:30 EDT! Tune in:

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Excited to announce that in October,...

Excited to announce that in October, I'll be speaking about Bitcoin at @AllThingsOpen in my hometown of Raleigh, NC!

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allthingsopen.org/speakers/

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At what point did we become...

At what point did we become okay with the government telling us what we can and can't do, anyway?

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Make it work, make it right,...

Make it work, make it right, make it fast. All too often we forget the wisdom of our predecessors! PARC had it right:

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Hey guys, I think I found...

Hey guys, I think I found Satoshi... http://t.co/UWHc7sHQwr

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Hey guys, I think I found Satoshi... http://t.co/UWHc7sHQwr

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New Chapters

After a year and a half working with some of the smartest and most competent engineers I’ve ever met, it’s time for me to part ways with BitPay. I’ve had the opportunity to be deeply involved in the design, implementation, and deployment of some incredible technologies, but we’re turning a page in the story of Bitcoin’s rise and it’s time to start exploring the new chapter.

BitPay continues to paint an incredibly compelling picture as to what the decentralized future looks like – we worked on some incredibly far-reaching and massively impactful ideas, including:

  • ChainDB, a distributed database backed exclusively by the Bitcoin blockchain.
  • Copay, a truly decentralized wallet & identity management platform.
  • BitAuth, a secure authentication mechanism for peers on the web, using the k1 curve.
  • Impulse, a method of securing zero-confirmation transactions.
  • Foxtrot, a completely encrypted data transmission network.
  • Bitcore, a library of common software functionality to glue everything together.

You might notice a few common themes. Let me point out the two most important.

Firstly, that everything here is open source (with the notable exception of ChainDB). Open source, and more importantly free software, is a very big deal to me. Prior to joining BitPay, I was open sourcing education, contributing to open source software, and speaking on the importance of open source. Some of the things I’m most proud of are the things other people built with the things we gave away – that’s the real power of open source.

Secondly, that everything here is based on Bitcoin, not some alternative blockchain. BitPay was a firm believer in Bitcoin as the exclusive platform that would secure the post-fiat era, and that belief has held strongly with me before and after my departure. Until a more compelling alternative to Bitcoin emerges,

One of the other exciting things to come out of BitPay was the emergence of DECENTRALIZE, which we formed last fall with a few of our fellow employees. DECENTRALIZE has become an acclaimed content source in the latest resurgence of decentralized thinking, and now it gets to be a much bigger priority for me.

Before I joined BitPay, I’d put a lot of work into Maki, a framework for making full-stack application development significantly easier. Maki took a bit of a back-burner position while I was focusing on my work at BitPay, so I’ll be redoubling my efforts to see that vision through. In fact, I think now’s as good a time as any to share that vision.

To that end, I’m starting a new project named Fabric. I’d like to entirely eliminate centralized servers on the Internet and catalyze the development of an entirely new class of economic actor. More details soon.

As we embark on our next journey, let’s always remember the carefully selected input used to create the Genesis Block:

The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks

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I support a block size increase,...

I support a block size increase, but absolutely not at the cost of a hard fork. We need a much more careful and metered approach to scaling.

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Thanks to @RY4NT4YLOR and @BlocktechCEO for...

Thanks to @RY4NT4YLOR and @BlocktechCEO for joining us today on @DECENTRALIZEall! We really enjoyed the discussion about Project Alexandria.

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We're going live in 10 minutes...

We're going live in 10 minutes with @RY4NT4YLOR and @BlocktechCEO of Project Alexandria on @DECENTRALIZEall! Join us:

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Revocable self-signed SSL certificates based on...

Revocable self-signed SSL certificates based on bitcoin, from the creator of SSLv3 and TLS @ChristopherA #BlockchainU http://t.co/A12K07Wm2Y

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Revocable self-signed SSL certificates based on bitcoin, from the creator of SSLv3 and TLS @ChristopherA #BlockchainU http://t.co/A12K07Wm2Y

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Send #bitcoin to email addresses using...

Send #bitcoin to email addresses using a federated lookup network called Carrot, by @GreggZigler and @ElyseJLefebvre! http://t.co/kstWLGRLYg

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Send #bitcoin to email addresses using a federated lookup network called Carrot, by @GreggZigler and @ElyseJLefebvre! http://t.co/kstWLGRLYg

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Wait, what? Why the hell was...

Wait, what? Why the hell was the in-flight entertainment system connected, in any way, to the actual flight control systems? Fire that team.

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We're live with @ryanxcharles right now...

We're live with @ryanxcharles right now on @DecentralizeAll! Come ask questions about @BitPay, @Reddit, or @BitGo

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Grooveshark on Android still works with...

Grooveshark on Android still works with offline tracks. You can't stop the music, you dirty fascists. #FuckTheSystem http://t.co/JqaIqNWxbP

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Grooveshark on Android still works with offline tracks. You can't stop the music, you dirty fascists. #FuckTheSystem http://t.co/JqaIqNWxbP

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Iconic producer & thought leader Steve...

Iconic producer & thought leader Steve Albini talks intellectual property in the music industry on @DecentralizeAll:

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Would you believe @DecentralizeAll has released...

Would you believe @DecentralizeAll has released an episode every week since September? Incredibly surreal to listen.

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decentralize.fm

decentralize.fm

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Mayweather-Pacquiao will go down in history...

Mayweather-Pacquiao will go down in history as the peak of the broadcast television bubble. Such a lackluster event will never again exist.

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