Bitcoin and War

In the opening salvos of the Second World War, Allied powers implemented a naval blockade of Nazi Germany to choke off the flow of raw materials crucial to the Nazi war effort. German U-Boats attacked allied merchant ships and cargo haulers, most famously sinking the civilian liner the SS Athenia hours after a formal declaration

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Collectible Card Games and Tokenization of Digital Game Assets on the Blockchain

*On Oct. 16, 2019, the developers of Gods Unchained published a blog that outlines upcoming improvements to their card minting process. The information contained below about network transaction costs will no longer be accurate once those changes are implemented.* Gods Unchained is a collectible card game (CCG) that gives players the option to store their

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Disposable Humanity: Industry and Immigration

There exists a duality in the attitudes of some of the families of refugees in Canada that cuts between gratitude and uneasiness. I call it uneasiness because I’m not sure how else to describe it. The gratitude comes from a host country granting a refugee sanctuary during a time when their lives are in peril.

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A Dirge for Fallen Giants

From the very moment we started shunting information along copper wires, everything changed. Our ability to reach an audience absent storefronts and gatekeepers in the physical world was amplified, and it would transform a variety of industries in the following decades. The laggards, and those who lacked the vision and foresight to see the coming

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A response to Charlie Lee on the statement that Ripple is “Faking it”

Charlie Lee, the founder of a cryptocurrency created out of thin air, accuses Ripple of creating XRP out of thin air to generate profit. This message will percolate through the disparate camps supporting one coin or the other until their proponents, who are more than capable of pointing out to the average layperson that the

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Disposable Humanity: The Sharing Economy

I’ve recently been reminded of something my grandmother used to do. Keep in mind she was from a much harder time than now. She lived through the Great Depression and the Second World War. She was taken to Nazi slave labour camp when fourteen and once liberated, narrowly escaped communist death squads. She remembered real

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