Everything You Need to Know about IOST: Proof of Believability. Scalability without Centralization. Easy Development. Servi Nodes. Mainnet Launch February 25.

This is a rewrite of an article authored by me & published on the ICO Alert blog.

Disclaimer: I’ve invested in most of these Ethereum Challengers. I’m also an enthusiastic EOS dApp developer and content producer, and I’m on the team of the IOST Node Leobi and its new Inside IOST channel (leobi.io/st).

But remember: these articles are not financial or career advice. I can’t predict which, if any, Ethereum Challengers will succeed. Please do your own research.

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The new Inside IOST content channel (leobi.io/st) covers IOST news and projects.

The Ethereum Challengers has mostly covered top market cap coins up to this point.

RSK (on Bitcoin) and NEM. EOS and Cardano. Ethereum Classic.


EOS’s URI and Bitcoin as Universal Basic Income

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Listen to this article as a narrative-and-music podcast above, or on your favorite podcast platform.
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It’s an idea that, in the English-speaking world, has been explored and supported by people as diverse as…

Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Payne, Bill Gates, Sir Thomas More, Elon Musk, Ron Paul, Hillary Clinton, John Stuart Mill, Mark Zuckerberg, and Republican Richard Nixon and his Democratic opponent George McGovern.

When Nixon and McGovern’s “negative income tax” experiments, which hilariously involved Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, found that their form of UBI seemed to increase divorce rates, they were cut short. That all but ended the discussion for a generation.

But the discussion has returned. For many centuries, Universal Basic Income has been often proposed as a solution to a number of social problems. …


Non-blockchain distributed ledger with fast consensus, finality, Solidity, fork resistance, and a governance council of 39 organizations

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Fixing Scientific & Medical Publishing with Blockchain

Academic publishing in scientific and medical fields is central to much of society.

You might not think about it often, but legislation, corporate policy, litigation, ethics, research direction, guidebooks and textbooks of all kinds all rest on the foundation of peer-reviewed academic studies.

But the ancient peer-review system is opaque, clunky and perhaps even prone to error. How can transparent, decentralized networks revolutionize the way we as humanity know things?

I’m Peter Keay, and this is Bitgenstein’s Table.

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I’m very excited to have Manuel Martin Marquez — co-founder of Orvium and data streaming project leader at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, famous for the Large Hadron Collider — on the podcast today. Manuel is an expert on both blockchain and scientific publishing.

Before we get started, I want to make it clear this podcast is not sponsored in any way by Orvium or Manuel or anyone else. I have received no compensation of any kind and only scheduled this interview because I personally find that the problems Manuel is solving are critical for our future.


What can we do to be safe from ransom and wrench attacks?

This week, we discuss kidnappings & gunpoint attacks demanding cryptocurrency. We often say that cryptocurrency is unseizable. But in one sense, it’s actually more seizable than dollars in your bank account: Kidnappers’ crypto accounts, unlike bank accounts, are unfreezable and are themselves unseizable — making stolen funds completely unrecoverable.

What can we do to be safe from ransom and wrench attacks?

Bitgenstein’s Table is a narrative podcast with music and sometimes dramatization, so you might want to listen to this episode. But if you prefer text instead, or you’d like a few pictures, read on!

December 26, 2017.

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Pavel Lerner, kidnapped for a $1 million bitcoin ransom.

Pavel Lerner, a director at U.K. cryptocurrency exchange Exmo, is leaving his Kiev, Ukraine office. …


Join the Community Workgroups Revolutionizing the Internet’s Standardization Model

Every day, people all around the world get together for blockchain gatherings.

Many are speed dating networking events. “Can you help me make money?” “Here, take my card.” “Oh look, it’s Charle Lee!”

Others are technical hackathons, bringing coders together to conquer challenges and win prizes.

There’s a place for both kinds of events, but the focus isn’t on community. Nor is it on the businesses who are excited to find a blockchain technology they can use to create revolutionary new systems — but often don’t know where to begin.

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The Nexus Conference is different.

Unlike speed dating conferences, the Nexus Conference is a community of people that will welcome you and invite you to collaborate on subjects you’ve never even thought about. …


Immutable platforms & privacy coins resist censorship in different ways. Do we want the future they promise?

Bitgenstein’s Table is now available on over a dozen platforms, including Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, DTube, and more.

That’s not patriotic! That’s sedition! That’s heresy!

For thousands of years, people have questioned the decisions of their overlords and have been suppressed. Sometimes by burning at the stake, or machinegun fire, sometimes by secret agents and subversion, sometimes by financial sanctions and sabotage.

Immutable platforms and privacy coins resist censorship in different ways. Do we want the future they promise?

On Bitgenstein’s Table, we consider 2,500 years of human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and more to make better decisions. …


One Woman’s Search for Freedom through Disruptive Tech

The cryptocurrency community has grown to include all kinds of backgrounds and beliefs. But no one denies its libertarian roots.

One outspoken evangelist for cryptocurrency, Anastasiya Maslova, shares these roots.

Buck the banks. Slim down the state. Renounce regulation.

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And yes, she has Bitcoin heels.

I had the joy of sitting down with Anastasiya and hearing the story of libertarianism nudging her life towards cryptocurrency.

As she speaks, Anastasiya’s enthusiasm is contagious, her gestures communicating as much as her words. “In the summer of 2016, I was heavily involved in the Libertarian Party, educating people about the root problems our society was facing and the economic, political, and spiritual steps we need to take to bring freedom back into the US and the world.”

“I was educating people about the root problems our society was facing and the economic, political, and spiritual steps we need to take to bring freedom back into the US and the world.” …


A review of Yanis Varoufakis’s “Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism” on Bitgenstein’s Table, the Crypto Philosophy Podcast

On October 24, 1929, the collapse begins.

Over the next six days, stocks plummet, wiping out more than a year of gains and ultimately engulfing most of the world and sending United States unemployment up 600% and foreign trade down 70%.

No one expects the Depression to continue for a decade, and no one expects the crisis to break directly into World War II.

What caused the collapse?

And cryptocurrency end the cycle of collapses?

On Bitgenstein’s Table, we consider 2,500 years of human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and more to make better decisions. …


Bitgenstein’s Table, the Crypto Philosophy Podcast, ep. 6

“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

On Bitgenstein’s Table, we consider 2,500 years of human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and more to make better decisions. Some episodes will focus on investment decisions, but most will focus on product decisions: what kind of world we want to build with decentralized technologies, in particular cryptocurrency.

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This podcast is made up of narrative and music, so you might want to listen instead. But if you prefer pictures, read on.

The views expressed in this episode are my own, and not the views of ICO Alert or any other entity. Remember that none of this is specific financial advice. Don’t base your decisions on it. …

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