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Front-running on content platforms with market – case study of yours.org front-running bot (part 2)

In previous part, I shared what is interesting about content sharing networks that incorporate direct market mechanisms such as upvoting, tipping, paid comments and paid content (paywall). In this part, I will focus on upvoting, because it allows people other than content creators to discover and invest in great content and make money if they […]

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Paid content networks – how to get rewarded for creating content, a case study of yours.org (part 1)

One of the main problems that many people have with the Internet is that is free. Of course we all love free stuff, but is it really free? No, we just don’t pay for it, because advertisers do. The problem is that people create useful content that is then used to attract attention of other […]

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

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.

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Hack your life to freedom (Lidija Zavoralova)

This is one of the rare occasions where I had an opportunity to interview someone on stage. Lidija is an amazing life hacker and her core value is freedom. Through stories, we have learnt how to prepare your mind in order to go around some barrier. And how to find out that the barrier is […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Hacking the brain with open-source EEG and neurofeedback (Beyond Psychedelics 2018 talk)

What is neurofeedback? Why open-source? How can we use it? What happens if we create new senses? Recording from my Beyond Psychedelics 2018 talk. Slides are available here BTW: If you want to try a great consumer neurofeedback device to improve meditation, get Muse with 15% off through this link. That’s what I use when […]

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Attack on crypto attack has begun… and it is not what you think

The attacks on crypto by banks and states have begun – and they might not even be aware of it. It’s emergent behavior. Let’s see what happened.

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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 […]

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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 […]