decentralization

The Founders of Synthetix and Chainlink on DeFi, Derivatives and 25 New Decentralized Price Feeds

Yesterday Chainlink released price reference data for 25 of its decentralized oracle networks which, together, power more than $100m in DeFi.

Decentralization Philosophy Part 1 – From Buddha to the Conquistadors

Earlier this week, the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss decentralization in blockchain projects and the historical context of decentralized organizations.

Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization

The lens of decentralization reveals a number of elephants in the room that world leaders at the WEF are missing.

The Open Index Protocol Aims to Decentralize Media

Amy James' Open Index Protocol is taking aim at YouTube and Instagram.
Into Africa: tech leaders weigh in on Jack Dorsey’s planned move to the continent

Into Africa: tech leaders weigh in on Jack Dorsey’s planned move to the continent

It’s not every day that the CEO of a large Silicon Valley tech company decides to relocate to a different part of the world in order to learn more about it — particularly a frequently maligned and

YouTube, Tron and the Dream of Decentralization

After YouTube (temporarily) removes crypto content and DLive moves to Tron, many are asking: Are decentralized social media alternatives possible?

Jack Dorsey Announces New Twitter Team: Square Crypto, but for Social Media

It could be a harbinger of a radical shift in social media infrastructure, depending on the execution.
Twitter wants to develop an open, decentralized, federated social media standard...and then join it

Twitter wants to develop an open, decentralized, federated social media standard...and then join it

Twitter is advertising for "a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media" with the goal of

Orchid’s Decentralized VPN Network Set for Early-December Launch

Decentralized VPN provider Orchid will debut its app, network and token (OXT) during the first week of December.

Talking corruption, technology, empiricism and fairness with the Bitcoin Podcast

I'm something of a Bitcoin skeptic; although I embrace the ideals of decentralization and privacy, I am concerned about the environmental, technological and social details of Bitcoin. It was for that

Art on blockchain pioneer Verisart raises $2.5M for art and collectibles certification

A lot of talk has been made about verifying valuable items on an immutable blockchain, but the main pioneer in this space has been Verisart, which appeared a few years ago to use a blockchain to
How can we design companies for human flourishing?

How can we design companies for human flourishing?

If business is changing, shouldn't the shape of our org charts be changing too?
Watch: Hamilton and Satoshi Nakamoto debate bitcoin in a rap battle

Watch: Hamilton and Satoshi Nakamoto debate bitcoin in a rap battle

Inspired by the musical "Hamilton," LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman hired actors to stage a rap battle about the future of money.
What’s behind the buzz about “decentralized finance”?

What’s behind the buzz about “decentralized finance”?

DeFi is more of a concept than a specific thing. It's a loose collection of ideas popular among the crypto crowd to reshape banking, lending, and derivatives.

Elk, a blockchain dev board for decentralized IoT, launches on Kickstarter

Hardware developers toying with the idea of building physical stuff that can plug into the decentralized world of blockchain should point their eyes at Elk: A dev board in the making that’s been

Don’t Let Google Play God: Benefits of a Decentralized Search Engine

Nothing is truly free—not even using Google's search engine.

Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security

A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing data and privacy protections for the company’s newly launched

Interoperability: Fix the internet, not the tech companies

Everyone in the tech world claims to love interoperability—the technical ability to plug one product or service into another product or service—but interoperability covers a lot of territory, and

Podcast number 300: "Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age to Slay Today's Monopolies"

I just published the 300th installment of my podcast, which has been going since 2006 (!); I present a reading of my EFF Deeplinks essay Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a
Circle CEO: Zuckerberg Is ‘Betting on Decentralization’ With Facebook’s Libra

Circle CEO: Zuckerberg Is ‘Betting on Decentralization’ With Facebook’s Libra

Blockchain executives say third-generation blockchain is the "next major infrastructure layer of the Internet."