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Grant Potter

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/estonia-the-digital-republic “the backbone of Estonia’s digital security is a technology called K.S.I.”

“I asked Kaevats what he saw when he looked at the U.S. Two things, he said. First, a technical mess. Data architecture was too centralized. Citizens didn’t control their own data; it was sold, instead, by brokers. Basic security was lax. “For example, I can tell you my I.D. number—I don’t fucking care,” he said. “You have a Social Security number, which is, like, a big secret.” He laughed. “This does not work!” The U.S. had backward notions of protection, he said, and the result was a bigger problem: a systemic loss of community and trust. “Snowden things and whatnot have done a lot of damage. But they have also proved that these fears are justified.”

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

@bmann in response to your question re: blockchain http://networkeffects.ca/?p=2247#comment-214792

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

royalty payments using smart contracts and cryptocurrency http://ujomusic.com/

Grant Potter

Coase's Blockchain: can equity crowdfunding accelerate past Venture Capital? "... venture capital is just a useless institution for producing what people want. What you have is a bunch of people whose job it is to guess about the future and a bunch of assets to make those guesses with. The problem with that is that those people are rich already and their interests are very much unlike the users." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R44AdHVWPmk

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://medium.com/@ConsenSys/programmable-blockchains-in-context-ethereum-s-future-cd8451eb421e#.ld0ejiut1 "you rely on an intermediary who charges whatever they like for the privilege of your membership, with this tax disguised as a technical cost."