Liam Edwards-Playne

17. Programming since I was 11, I love learning, solving problems and talking to new interesting people. http://liamz.co


The invention of the blockchain

The greatest invention of Satoshi Nakamoto was not Bitcoin, but the blockchain, and its far-reaching implications are only just being…


Why the P2P network paradigm is important for legitimate businesses

While P2P networks are often dismissed as tools of a criminal, they can often serve the interests of legitimate businesses to the benefit of everyone.


It is no doubt that P2P networks are disruptive when designed correctly. BitTorrent, Bitcoin, Tor — they are all…


Why I believe Bitcoin is changing the world

3 reasons why I believe Bitcoin is, and will continue, changing the world.

Introduction


Why the banking system is bad, in the words of a highschool student

I went to a seminar recently and was educated on how banking actually works, and was appalled.


I recently saw an amazing seminar by professor Jem Bendell about the future of money (recording). I’m 16 and interested in Bitcoin (both from a computer science perspective and an…

Publications edited by Liam Edwards-Playne

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People who deserve this privilege


What Bitcoin means for the financial industry

A parallel between the Internet and Bitcoin


One thing I really like to point out to people is the parallel between the Internet/Web and Bitcoin.

  • Both were things people had yet to understand, but those who did, understood its great potential.
  • Both were open and weren’t…

Some context for how Bitcoin was realised

An explanation of the problems faced by Satoshi and how he approched them


In this post I’d like to talk about the context of Bitcoin’s invention. I believe that understanding the problems that Satoshi recognised is very important to understanding Bitcoin’s design.


The invention of the blockchain

The greatest invention of Satoshi Nakamoto was not Bitcoin, but the blockchain, and its far-reaching implications are only just being…