I have absolutely no interest in or as a value store or tulip replacement.

Tell me something cool you're doing, or have seen someone doing, with that isn't just buying and selling real currencies.

@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

@codesections Use for tracking physical things as they change hands and get transported around is certainly a compelling use for Blockchain, thanks!

@mhall119 @codesections In our company we used it once for tracking open source contributions. However we ditched it for a more traditional tech stack to everyone's delight.

@fleischie28 @codesections yeah, that's not the kind of thing that sounds like it needs to be distributed

@mhall119 @codesections I'm intrigued in to how it fits well with physical tracking?

@fleischie28 @codesections With tracking you have multiple changes of ownership and all parties want to be able to track that in a way that doesn't make any one of them an authoritative source.

@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.

@mhall119 Agur is pretty neat, distributed prediction markets will be useful for prediction even if you don't value the currency people are using. I feel like fintech in general will be a very viable market for #Blockchain


I'm interested in developing gaming applications for #blockchain like trading games with virtual cards or other online assets. Also game logic agnostic infrastructure for distributed games. My goal is to lower barriers to entry for indie developers

@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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