@mhall119 My take on blockchain has always been that it's an odd way to get people excited about upgrading from awful, 19th-centry levels of back-end database management (where things are, e.g, literally stored on paper) to something more modern.
It *could* just be a really good SQL database, but you'd never get funding/buy-in for that. Hence, blockchain.
So, in that spirit: Using blockchain for logistics management seems promising https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/08/09/ibm-maersk-blockchain-platform-adds-92-clients-as-part-of-global-launch-1/#228fa6da68a4
@codesections Use for tracking physical things as they change hands and get transported around is certainly a compelling use for Blockchain, thanks!
@mhall119 I'm interested in the ideas Blue Frontiers are exploring around using a cryptocurrency as an integral part of a distributed governance system for seasteading societies.
@AceNovo Oh, a virtual deck-building game that uses blockchain to verify card ownership, that's a unique and interesting idea!
The implications of my infrastructure proposals are less obvious, but I promise they're on point.
Rule 1 in client server applications is Don't trust the client, so the server has to maintain the canonical copy of the game world in real time. Clients maintain their own copy, which must be revised when agents other than the user don't behave as predicted. If trust was possible, you could gut the processing requirements and network load on the server
This could obviously be abused to offload costs while maintaining control, which is why I want infrastructure that's agnostic to game logic, e.g. a tick server that distributes a signing key with a short expiry and appends the ledger of connected agents activity each game tick. The server doesn't know anything about the validity of the orders, but the transparency of the ledger can be relied on to expose bad actors
Also, I want commodity trading to happen in blockchain. Screw Nestle saying, "slavery reporting will raise prices" Cocoa beans, coffee beans, diamonds, rare elements used in semiconductor manufacturing? Clear chain of history, exploitation free or GTFO
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