The Sovereignty of Blockchains
Public blockchains such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hive, and EOS are supranational organizations of people cooperating to reach consensus. This means they exist in a realm beyond the jurisdiction of any country. It is the supranational nature of blockchain that creates the potential to provide freedoms that exist outside the absolute...
More Equal Animals Book Released
Today I am excited to announce that my book, “More Equal Animals - The Subtle Art of True Democracy” available for download by all. It is also available in print and e-book formats. This book represents the culmination of years of research and soul searching. Its contents give a roadmap...
The Next Step in Defending Freedom of Speech
We need to decentralize the infrastructure of the internet and enable more peer to peer data sharing.
EOS Trust Model under One-Token One-Vote
The EOS community will need to reconsider its trust model for CPU billing if it switches to one token one vote.
Infinitely Scalable and Private Digital Cash
How to securely send cryptocurrencies without an internet connection and no fees.
The Ideal Cryptocurrency
This article explores the properties of an ideal cryptocurrency and compares it to Bitcoin
If we want to decentralize power in society then we must learn lessons from the starfish.
Universal Earned Income has nothing to do with Earning
Words that are systematically abused in ways contrary to their meaning are weapons of mass deception and cultural destruction.
Promises vs Smart Contracts
There are many reasons why mere promises shouldn’t be enforceable. A defense of the title transfer theory of contract.
It’s Time for Smarter Contracts
Traditional contracts are fraught with problems, it is time to rethink the structure and enforcability of all contracts whether or not we encode them in software as smart contracts.
Tyranny of the Status Quo
The vast majority of people don't approve of the government we have. What can we do about it? A sneak peek of my upcoming book.
Why I named my blog 'More Equal Animals'
In Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others which contradicted the intent of their animal utopia. This blog is about designing a true democracy that actually makes us more equal without the pitfalls of Animal Farm.
Coordination, Good and Bad
An article by Vitalik Buterin with comments by Daniel Larimer which outlines the game theory of coordination and the challenge of defining and preventing bad coordination.
Political Playoffs instead of Payoffs
Selecting leaders is like a game and the rules of the game define the quality of the leaders. What if the skill of 'good governance' was like skill in the game of chess?
Hierarchical Representative Government
Imagine a representative democratic government without politicians, campaigning, and political parties.
How to Minimize Corruption by Limiting Population of Countires
The future of a society can largely be predicted based upon the beliefs baked into its culture. As a culture changes so will the future. There is a saying, “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times”....
EOS Blockchain Governance Proposal
A proposal to utilize multiple staking pools of different lengths to allocate power and align economic incentives
Explores ways to maximize the quality of those we put in power while preventing the most corrupt from taking over.
Decentralizing in spite of Pareto Principle
An exploration of ways to overcome the pareto principle (aka the 80/20 rule) which forces most systems into control of the of 1%.
In Defense of Universal Resource Inheritance
After introducing URI many libertarians took issue with the morality of 5% wealth tax. This post describes one way it could be implimented.
The Limits of Crypto-Economic Governance
My response to Vitalik Buterin's critique of my Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm.
What could a blockchain constitution look like?
An example of a potential consitution for smart contract enabled blockchain.
Grand Unified Political Theory
An attempt to reconcile differences among anarchy, libertarianism, socialism, and capitalism with universal inheritance similar to universal basic income.
Allocating the Unearned Resources of the Universe
Everything in the universe is initially 'unowned', so how should we allocate it fairly?
Why Every Blockchain Needs a Constitution
Every blockchain needs a constitution because majority rules and computer code is not enough.
How to Launch a Crypto Currency Legally while Raising Funds
An analysis of laws and precedent related to using a cryptocurrency to generate income to start a business and some the rationalle behind the launch of the Steem blockchain.
Public Goods and the Public Good
It isn’t easy taking a hard line against violence while searching for viable solutions to secure the life, liberty, and property for all. I don’t just preach non violence and then hope for the best, I actively look for creative solutions that can be implemented today. Every now and then...
Provably Honest Online Elections are Possible
Moving elections online is a very controversial subject because it is something everyone would like, but it is not trivial to implement in a provably honest manner. There are countless articles around the internet that throughly document how even electronic voting or vote counting is unverifiable and cannot be trusted....
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