Build your own crypto utopia (interview in Gold Newsletter podcast)

https://soundcloud.com/goldnewsletter/build-your-own-crypto-utopia Fergus Hodson interviewed me for his Gold Newsletter podcast. We are talking about what is the value proposition of cryptocurrencies, what is Parallel Polis and how to get more freedom. For other formats, visit the episode's page at Gold Newsletter Podcast.

Parallel Polis: How to build a business completely on cryptocurrency

Strategies for dealing with volatility, financing and bear markets for a business that is run on cryptocurrencies. Slides Parallel Polis is a concept of a non-profit organization that decided to accept only cryptocurrenciesfor its services and run fully on crypto. Dealing with volatility, funding issues and turning downsides to upsides,we wanted to answer a question [...]

Even more privacy with DNS over TLS

In my previous post I described how to increase your privacy using DNScrypt and cloudflare’s DNS over TLS service. I was finally able to deploy this easily without hacking on Turris Omnia’s OpenWRT and test if it is working correctly. It’s not rocket science, you just need to make sure you have the latest OpenWRT [...]

Patents in crypto – not a way to go

Cryptocurrencies are usually open-source and it’s by design. They would be less trustworthy if they were not. It is essential for the nodes to be open-source, for multiple implementations to be viable. These implementations can independently verify the validity of rules. There is one “backdoor” to open-source and that is (software) patents. Some countries do [...]

Who would run full nodes? Who would build the roads?: How to solve the scarcity issue of full nodes – a different look at the scaling debate

I am going to provide a different perspective on the scaling debate, specifically looking for solutions to problems that both sides of the debate present, not only weighting which side is more important or true. I think that both sides have some valid concerns. But first of all, we must understand basic economic principles. What [...]

More privacy with DNS over HTTPS

As Cloudflare announced their 1.1.1.1 DNS service yesterday, I decided to give it a try. There are two reasons for that: They promise not to log your requests and it seems that it is the fastest DNS service available (another source). When you visit any website, even though it is encrypted, the name of the [...]