was rather fast getting their videos online. Here's "The Truth of the Thing" - my talk about cognitive accessibility, technology adoption and mistakes I've made.

youtube.com/watch?v=y2D5f6Rabn

If you'd rather read, here's what I originally wrote:

numergent.com/2019-03/The-Trut

Baffled I hadn't heard about Data Terra Nemo until yesterday - looks like a smashing event for and .

dtn.is/

Berlin, May 17 & 18. Glad I got a ticket before they ran out.

Here's our belated Stack Zero Grant recipient announcement.

samsungnext.com/whats-next/dec

These nine teams are helping empower individuals and communities through decentralization technology. I'm proud that Samsung NEXT is supporting them.

Stack Zero Grant applications close this Friday, November 30th:

samsungnext.com/whats-next/int

We're giving grants of between $25,000 and $70,000 to non-commercial or research projects focused on decentralization.

Reach out of you have any questions!

Ecstatic to be able to announce the Samsung NEXT Stack Zero Grant: an effort to help support teams doing non-profit work on , including , , and other areas.

samsungnext.com/whats-next/int

Submissions welcome - please boost, I’d like to spread this through the . Reach out if you have any questions!

Learned today that @matrix is the official communication tool of the French government:

matrix.org/blog/2018/04/26/mat

Takeaways:

- Governments can be thought of as internally decentralized, because there's lots of disparate institutions, so each gets to run their node;
- When it comes to adoption, there's still an advantage in having a centralized decision maker mandating platform choice.

Radical Networks is taking place this coming week in , with workshops on , universal income, and a host of other topics.

Reach out if you'll be around!

radicalnetworks.org/

Here's the transcript for "Ledgers - When would you even...", a talk I gave to enterprise developers at SAP Inside Track Berlin.

numergent.com/2018-09/Ledgers-

There should be a video online soon.

Experimenting with on macOS and I suspect I'm missing something. I'm using core 0.18.0 and browser 0.26.1.

When my default browser is Chrome, things mostly behave as expected - I can sign into applications after creating a local account.

On Firefox, I keep getting that I need to setup Blockstack to sign in, even if I just created an account.

On either case, it looks like I need to restore my keychain if I exit the browser and clean cookies.

Any pointers?

A team raising too much money and then pouring a huge chunk back into the community as a fund is a strong signal that they care about the space, aren’t a hype cash grab.

Update toot! Yesterday I officially started with NEXT as their Technical Director in Europe. Looks to be a fascinating challenge!

samsungnext.com/

Today I'm off to a event in . If you're around, say hi!

This might just get me back to Firefox:

"Mozilla has always been a proponent of , recognizing that it is a key ingredient of a healthy Internet. Starting with Firefox 59, several protocols that support decentralized architectures are available for use by extensions. The newly approved protocols are:

Dat Project (dat://)
IPFS (dweb:// ipfs:// ipns://)
Secure Scuttlebutt (ssb://)"

blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/0

Two links for original sources. One 404s and the other is for a dead subdomain.

blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/elee/

The web is written on tissue paper and left out in the rain.

Something like would help, but I wonder about searchability, ease-of-finding.

If your approach to "fast decentralized transactions" involves a small list of large, white-listed validators, you haven't decentralized anything - you've re-discovered interbank settlement.

Last year in / :

matrix.org/blog/2017/12/25/the

"So what lies ahead? It’s hard to predict the level of progress we’re going to make in the core team, as it really depends on long-term funding."

Matrix is one of those projects where I wasn't entirely clear on how they're supported. Such a funding need must be hard to communicate while trying to give out an impression of stability. Glad they're openly addressing it.

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