Part 2: Alex view
It wasn’t long between my first learning what an ICO is and us starting the project of creating our own token.
I’d had a general interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain gleaned from what the IT press was writing about it. ICOs had just started coming up in that reading and seemed an interesting concept — but to me where quite remote from the messaging middleware that we were doing.
So just imagine my surprise when one Monday morning, Tobias outlined his idea for XBR to me: creating an additional layer on top of Crossbar.io …
Part 1: Stefan and Michael’s view
This series of blog articles will reveal the story of how XBR came about — shedding light on it from different angles, with individual experiences of the core team behind the project.
Our story starts two years ago with Michael, a molecular biologist, and me, Stefan, a computer scientist, spending regular quality time together at our favourite pinball machines, while discussing how to return control of personal data to individuals.
Going up against large corporations, established players such as Google and Facebook, with their pervasive data collection networks and industry-leading analytics that are the…