Fungibility – the functionality of an asset to be interchangeable with itself – is an issue with Bitcoin. Bitcoins and crytpocurrencies are not completely fungible. This is important for an asset to perform well in payments and in reaching quick agreement over settlement of a transaction. If cryptocurrencies will succeed as an important alternative payment […]Read more "Scaling Bitcoin Milan 2016 and the fungibility issue with Bitcoin"
The world-wide web depends on the so called Domain Name System to every website reach us when we type a particular address. However this system is somewhat outdated, centralized (in spite of the Wikipedia entry above stating otherwise…) and increasingly unable to deal to greater demand for registry. Basically this process do the transcription of […]Read more "Ethereum Name System: how the new domain name systems run on a Blockchain?"
The recent major Cyber attacks perpetrated by still unidentified cyber criminals is just another event confirming the current vulnerabilities of the Internet infrastructure. There are many clever people of the view the this infrastructure is far from safe, secure and reliable, exposing us normal users to increasing risks. I am of the same opinion and […]Read more "MaidSafe technology for a safe Internet of value truly distributed"
Today I would like to highlight a post from the website Hacker, Distributed (run by Computer Scientist Emin Gün Sirer) I recently have the luck to catch on by a friend of mine. It concerns a research paper and effort to disclose the vulnerabilities in the Bitcoin network to Internet routing attacks. The conclusions in […]Read more "Attacks to Bitcoin from an insecure routing Internet protocol world – countermeasures needed"
Epicenter collection of YouTube videos featuring some important Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptocurrencies protagonists is impressive. The channel normally features 1 hour-long video chats with those figures, but interestingly the view count isn’t numerous. A surprise or another confirmation that video through the Internet is still a business of lesser quality content. But Epicenter features […]Read more "Introducing Status: the Mobile Ethereum Client"
Hyperledger is one of the most important and interesting developments within the Blockchain space of innovative initiatives. It was spun off from leading software engineers from The Linux Foundation in order to develop and create Blockchain ecosystems that would be deployed for business applications. As of today there are already a few of these: Hyperledger […]Read more "The Hyperledger galaxy of projects"
Today I am posting on a more technical subject here for Digital Distributed Asset. This blog has a more business and FinTech related content. But from now and then I will post some important technical or scientific developments about distributed computing in general. Following that note I decided to repost here for everyone about a […]Read more "Shared Logs for Distributed Computing: the case for CORFU"