Loom Network, Where’s Your Whitepaper?

Apr 19, 2018 · 6 min read
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Crypto Whitepapers are the Engineering Equivalent of Horoscopes — a theoretical, “feel good” hypothesis clouded with optimism, with no real-world validation.

Loom Network doesn’t have a whitepaper because Loom Network is too busy shipping code.

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Paris looks like a messy spaghetti monster from the top
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Brasilia looks nice, neat and symmetrical

Though Brasilia looks beautiful and elegant on a map, the result in the words of one resident is that “the city center feels markedly devoid of life in plazas, where the pigeons far outnumber the people.” From the planner’s perspective, it should be better, yet, it’s less popular and worse.

Similar to the best crypto networks, the best cities where people want to live (like Paris) are compelling from a bottom-up perspective, not a top-down one. Despite their unsightly appearance on a map, people actually want to live there and so the cities continue to grow and thrive.

Taylor Pearson (via Coindesk)

At Loom Network, we are building the Blockchain equivalent of Paris, not Brasilia.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system. — John Gall (1975)

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Instead of planning the walkways ahead of time— the walkways at Ohio State University were paved after observing the worn-out grass where students were walking on their own.

Of course I think about this with business plans.

As time goes on, we get smarter. We learn more about our customers and what they really want. Therefore, we’re at our dumbest at the beginning, and at our smartest at the end.

So when should you make business decisions? When you have the most information, when you’re at your smartest: as late as possible.”— Derek Sivers

Why we will NEVER write a Whitepaper

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