On April 9 2018 a German blockchain company Lisk had an inaugural meeting in Seattle, WA with the guest speaker Artem D, the CEO of Heraldic.
As Blockchain is becoming easier to use in development, we at Heraldic identified some areas that need this revolutionary technology. So without further ado, here are, for you to swipe through, the new projects that Artem spoke about in Seattle:
We've seen the rise and fall of Bitcoin and altcoins. We believe the next great cryptocurrency still needs to be developed. One that is truely accepted by the masses. Mass adoption as a medium of exchange is what will really increase the value of this crypto, not current speculations on the crypto market. But there are problems to be solved to overcome the wide adoption of digital currency:
- Scalability - the longer the blockchain, the slower it is to process each transaction;
- Network fees AKA miners' compensation - with Bitcoin hitting $18,000 last December each transaction accrued a pretty hefty fee in the dollar amount.
- The bubble myth - Bitcoin is not the bubble, the Dollar is.
The coming of the next-gen "Cryptocoin" is long overdue. Centralized banking is outdated and needs a replacement. Instead of greedy bankers we now have miners, and anyone can become one.
Digital currency is a way to free us as individuals from corporate greed. Once Wall Street, too-big-to-fail banks and our National debt cause an economic collapse we all are going to feel it. That's why it's safer to keep your long-term savings in a decentralized currency. The Blockchain limits the number of cryptos so we cannot "print" more money and thus cause inflation. So by the time the Dollar devaluates the ratio of USD to BTC will surge past a million USD per BTC!
As for the investors, hold on to your cryptos, guys! The world economy is close to a collapse. When that happens you will become millionaires! Remember, unlike the centralized banking currencies Bitcoin does not inflate!
Take a digital currency and base its value on the value of a company - all of its assets contributing to the equity, defining the price of a cryptostock. The motive behind this form of shares is the same as with digital currency - decentralization. A share needs not be sold by brokers for wolfy fees. With cryptostock the shareholder and the corporation are their own stock exchange! Harnessing the power of blockchain, we will soon see the coming of the world's first cryptocorporation!
A blockchain dapp that protects intellectual property in all forms - whether it be copyright, patent or trademark - will help fight piracy and plagiarism!
Musicians will be able to distribute their tracks encrypted with their signarure, fighting those who try to resell their content without permission.
Scientists will combat plagiarism of their work.
Inventors will have a proof of their rights to an invention in addition to a national patent registry.
Ladis and gentlemen, the Cryptoright©.
Big corporations claim your data is protected - but how can we actually trust that they won't sell our data to third parties, the NSA or to Russia?
Visionaries like Elon Musk have warned us about the coming of a rogue AI. We've long been intimidated by sci-fi scenarios involving malevolent AIs.
Skynet wiped out the humanity. The Matrix enslaved it. SHODAN from System Shock despised all organic lifeforms as insects.
What do these antagonists have in common? None of them used the blockchain!
By combining Deep Learning with the decentralized apps approach we will build a neural network that can only be trained by legitimate data. No one will be able to hack into the AI's backend - not the developer, not a hacker not the AI itself!
This is the service that allows developers and AI researchers to train immutible AIs - powered by the blockchain - Benevolent AI.
Photos from the event
Women in Technology
Posters of cutting-edge technology
Last week was I took a break from building new Mise En Abyme cloud GPU servers and attended another Cloud+ exam workshop where I was invited by CompTIA.
As always it was a great experience, both contributing to the test content and learning new cloud stuff I could potentially use to improve MEA.
I’m back in Florida now, greatly missing my exploration of Illinois. You know this reflective bean sculpture in Millenium Park in Chicago? It’s called Cloud Gate. I have no idea whom this monument honors, but I’ll assume it has something to do with Cloud+ SMEs.
It was an honor to be one of Cloud+ wrtiters! Now I’d better get back to my servers so that we can bring to you Mise En Abyme Nebula edition as early as Q1 2018.