Transparency must be treated as a fundamental pillar of our justice system.

Police bodycams are an essential piece of equipment for modern law enforcement. The evidence contained on these cameras can be the difference between someone spending the rest of their life in jail or walking out of the courtroom a free man. The authenticity of bodycam videos must be protected to the highest possible degree.


Transparency must be treated as a fundamental pillar of our justice system.

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Police bodycams are an essential piece of equipment for modern law enforcement. The evidence contained on these cameras can be the difference between someone spending the rest of their life in jail or walking out of the courtroom a free man. The authenticity of bodycam videos must be protected to the highest possible degree.

The importance of the videos is unquestionable, but is the threat of video alteration real? Very.

Researchers have found that bodycam videos are vulnerable to undetectable alteration, and malware has been found on shipped bodycams. …


Supporters of Bitcoin SV claim there is a thriving developer ecosystem being built. After seeing a recent Twitter thread on the topic, I decided to take a closer look to find out how true this actually is.

BSV/DEVS

The definitive directory of Bitcoin SV projects is maintained on BSV/DEVS. It’s a simple website that currently has 136 listings. I decided to click through each and every link to get a better picture of what is actually going on.


When Bitcoin mining first started, the mining reward was 50 BTC per block. It then dropped to 25 BTC, and then 12.5 BTC where it is today. The reward halving will continue until approximately the year 2140 when rewards will stop completely and all 21,000,000 Bitcoins are in circulation.

Once the rewards stop, miners will be paid entirely derived from TX fees. This is one of the reasons why small block proponents are so strongly for increasing TX fees. If there are no fees, there is no security on the network.

But what does this actually mean if the Bitcoin…


Bitcoin is directly on course for crippling network bottlenecks and insane transaction fees. SegWit did not fix the problem. LightningNetwork is not ready for prime time.

If we look at the number of transactions per day, Bitcoin has been steadily growing for the past year with a recent peak of 391k. The peak utilization of 2018 was about 406k.


Bitcoin is directly on course for crippling network bottlenecks and insane transaction fees. SegWit did not fix the problem. LightningNetwork is not ready for prime time.


BrightID is one of several projects trying to tackle the daunting task of creating a fully decentralized and globally unique identity system.

This document continues the line of thought started by Adam Stallard in his post about crowdfunding models being investigated. For the sake of brevity, only points with significant distinction from what was already mentioned will be covered in depth.

The goal of this document is to formulate high-level approaches which may aid in finding solutions. It is in no way a formal specification that attempts to solve the numerous hurdles which will inevitably be encountered along the way.

Challenges


What is Peepeth?

Peepeth is a decentralized “microblogging” platform similar to Twitter. It is built as a dApp (decentralized app) that utilizes the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS rather than relying solely on a single centralized authority.

There are plenty of Twitter clones out there, but this one is different. Here are three reasons you need to start using Peepeth right now.

Reason #1: Peepeth is Censorship Resistant.

Twitter has developed a notorious reputation for filtering and censoring data in ways that are very questionable. Information does not flow freely. People and opinions are not represented equally. Users who question the status quo seem to mysteriously disappear from everyone’s feed…


Most phishing attempts you see are obvious to most people. Usually they advertise some kind of a free money giveaway, and all you have to send them money first.


Blockchain and cryptocurrency are booming. Multi-millionaires are being made every day. You may have also heard of mining, and how you can make money simply by running a computer as a mining rig.

Over $4.6M USD is paid in Bitcoin mining rewards every single day (as of June 4, 2017). This is just on the Bitcoin network alone. There are many other cryptocurrencies which also use Proof of Work mining, and new cryptocurrencies are still coming out regularly.

You want to get into mining, but that requires expensive hardware, some technical prowess, and a lot of time investment. …

Jordan Mack

Blockchain developer. ♥ Rust. Founder of RigidBit blockchain. Cryptocurrency since 2011. Health nut. Libertarian. Lifelong learner. https://www.jordanmack.info

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