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A window of opportunity for data democracy

Part I of this series described the data feudalism we currently have, why we have it, and how it might be possible for at least some of us to escape it. The inspiration for this series has been the evident, but narrow window of opportunity that’s now opening with the help of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Data Networks to create new data democracy communities from scratch.
Keep in mind that in this series of posts, I’m not promoting some overblown, grandiose scheme to…… Read more...

Economía Descentralizada

Economía descentralizada. Hoy en día los medios consideran Uber y Airbnb como economía colaborativa, pero no son modelos p2p. Son economías extractivas creadas por grandes empresas que actúan como intermediarios centrales que tienen control total sobre nuestros activos. Por ello, estas empresas toman unas comisiones importantes de lo que se mueve dentro.

En el paradigma bc 3.0 puedes desarrollar proyctos del tipo servicios descentralizados para compartir apartamentos o coches directamente entre 2 pesonas, sin intermediarios ni autoridades centales. Alquilas un piso a alguien de una ciudad que vas a visitar y nada ni nadie puede hacer ni decir nada al respecto (¿parece lógico por otra parte ¿no?).… Read more...

The Blockchain Domains

– Mining and Forge. PoW vs PoS. Creating a mine.
– Create new cryptos with interesting properties for something specific.
– Securization: make safe the transactions of those who already have coins.
– eCommerce. Facilitate online sales and payment with cryptos.
– P2P Commerce. Facilitate transactions between individuals.
– Trading.… Read more...

Notes on The Current Payment System

 

Everyday transactions should be simple, clean, and anonymous, not logged into some stnking database for all eternity. I don´t want to be rated, tracked, sliced, diced, and data-mined by some techbro filth.

Grown increased complex in the system with many providers for different services. A single payment can activate 5 or more actors.

TYPES OF PAYMENTS TODAY

4 main areas. P2P (mobile apps), P2B (Credit cards, cash), B2B (business transfers), B2C (salaries: transfers, checks). Local bank transfers are quite simple. International cross border not.

Small bank uses to have its current exchange in a larger bank, which charges its fees.… Read more...

Centralization vs Decentralization

Centralization (server based) vs decentralization vs distribution (p2p). From more power and consistency vs less power and freedom. No one controls the network. Objective is to eliminate the third parties. 

In a globalized world the centralized supervision becomes more and more risky, and this affects both governments and big companies. 

Attacks in single nodes could make the whole system to fall. Decentralized networks have disadvantages vs distributed. They still can be corrupted by single nodes.

The key is the ZERO TRUST approach. Trust is no needed since there’s no one to trust. Read more...

Who Needs a Hackable World?

Govs and corps wont ever allow decentralized apps because they are the ‘institutional hackers’. They need a hackable world to spy and control people.

Data breaches are just collateral damage in a special war. This war is about controlling each and every aspect of your life. Its about controlling your will (govs, police, etc.) and controlling your money (govs again, banks, corps, thieves, etc.).

Decentralization is elusive and has proven to work at global scale only for Bitcoin. Not bad. But not enough to change things.

Equally interesting are other already working non-blockchain P2P projects enabling a non-censurable web. An append-only web that makes content publication traceable and secure like pushes in a version controlled repository, but irreversible with no delete/force-push, hehe.… Read more...