Yearly Archive: 2016


A gentle introduction to The Hyperledger Project

When people ask, “What is Hyperledger?”, the answer I give is usually “Do you mean the project called Hyperledger run by The Linux Foundation, or do you mean one of the ledger technologies incubated by that project which used to be confusingly called Hyperledger Fabric?”. The first is a group of people, the second other is a bunch of code.


In a nutshell: Ian Grigg’s Ricardian contracts and digital assets prehistory

Notes on Epicenter 151 – Ian Grigg’s Ricardian contracts and digital assets prehistory. Notes on Chaumian e-cash, DigiCash, digital tokens, 7 layers of financial cryptography, Ricardian contracts, smart contracts, bitcoin, consensus etc!


A gentle introduction to Ethereum

Ethereum is software running on a network of computers that ensures that data and small computer programs called smart contracts are replicated and processed on all the computers on the network, without a central coordinator. The vision is to create an unstoppable censorship-resistant self-sustaining decentralised world computer.

So you want to use a blockchain for that? 3

So you want to use a blockchain for that?

There are good reasons and bad reasons to use blockchains. In conversations with people thinking about blockchain use cases, I have noticed common confusions and conflations arising from words initially used in a narrow context (usually to describe bitcoin’s blockchain) being understood more generically for blockchains. In this post I hope to untangle some of these common misconceptions.

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