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u/ethereumcpw · 2 pointsr/ethereum

> I haven't done proper research, but i personally feel it is an over-ambitious or rather an extremely pretentious project.

Agreed--it’s either ambitious or over-ambitious, depending on your view of what is possible. But if it’s not in this category, it’s not a zero-to-one project and therefore, not interesting enough (at least to me) for the time and effort.

By doing some proper research, you may come to the conclusion that such an endeavor is possible. Read some good books on Peer-To-Peer technologies, like this one and try to figure out why many distributed computing projects in the past all failed and why that should not be the case today. Also try to read some academic papers on distributed computing, grid computing, etc. There are a lot of those. Think about reputation systems and what kind of businesses they’ve enabled. You’re on this board, so I’m sure you have a good idea about how Ethereum enables new things to come to life. And importantly, do research on the team.

> with all these icos, it looks like a blockchain bubble is around the corner. Don't get me wrong, Blockchain will definitely invaluable just like the internet. Companies without substance or created just to ride the hype fall.

Agreed--it is a minefield out there. A bunch of projects look like nothing more than a scam. Others are legit but probably won’t work for one or more valid reasons. This is consistent with any technological breakthrough of the past, whether it’s the invention of the railroad, automobile, computer, internet, and now the blockchain; it's part of the package. And one day, among all the rubble, some very large enterprises will come out of this, just like what happened in those other breakthrough technological periods. And the rewards will go to those who have put in the time and effort to understand which of these projects will add a lot of value to the world and be able to keep their competitive position for a long time.

u/DoUHearThePeopleSing · 2 pointsr/ethereum

That's a good way to do it. And I'm sorry for that guy who said about banning - it's an assholly thing to do. As you can see in the other thread, a lot of people (if not the most) argued with him.

Getting whitepaper ready is a good first step. What you can also do is check out some books about software design. The most important ones I'd say are:

There are also essays by Paul Graham (google who he is if you don't know), especially this one:

As for publishing the whitepaper - by all means go for it. If you don't want to share it publicly at first, you can send it to selected members of community, or to people who you noticed that are quite sensible within the community.

As for the NDA-s, and non-competes, I guess people explained to you that nobody will do these kinds of things. That is because inexperienced people often have very basic ideas, and nobody wants to then be tied down and exposed to lawsuit because of it.

Imagine that you sign an nda or a non-compete as an architect, and you discover that the guy's brilliant idea is for a building with just round windows. It's really not that novel, and you'd then have to explain to the guy why it isn't that novel. And be exposed to lawsuits for years to come, whenever you make round windows.

Somehow, nobody has these kinds of ideas with architecture, but every other day someone comes to software people with something like this.

Finally, when it comes to holding back your idea... Sometimes (very rarely) it is beneficial, but most of the times it's not. I remember the people working on the first web email system - These guys were secret as fuck, afraid of someone beating them to the market. But on the other hand, they were already experienced in building systems, and had a team built and a budget.

There's a chance somebody else has an exact same idea, and they are working on it at the same time as you do. And the thing is - the more relaxed they are about sharing the idea, the faster they will go. And also - if anyone ever decides to "steal" your idea once you publish it, you'll be way ahead of them. Because by the time they see your idea, you'll be already way ahead of them in terms of gaining support for your own.

Good luck!

u/water_is_blue · 2 pointsr/ethereum

To expand a bit on your points:

  • There is no specific objective, but if we look at the theory of natural selection, objective seems to be propagation of genes/species/families/... So what is the unit of selection, who or what do we want to propagate? We don't know. It depends on a lot of factors, and it's not unambiguous (for example, people devote unequal proportion of their time and energy to themselves, their families, friends, cities,...).There's more about this in The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins.

  • I'm not sure if collusion or bribe attacks exist in nature, but there are various ways individuals/groups try to exploit others. Quoting from the page I linked:

    > The world of the selfish gene revolves around savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit, and yet, Dawkins argues, acts of apparent altruism do exist in nature. Bees, for example, will commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, and birds will risk their lives to warn the flock of an approaching hawk.

  • Individuals may be limited in intelligence, but once various communities are formed in the realm of specific environment, strategies that nature develops are not that trivial. Evolutionary game theory.

  • Agents are limited in communication capability and intelligence, but again, to acknowledge the beauty and efficiency of natural systems, one must study more than individuals. It's a completely different game when you look at
    families/packs/species/... and connections between them.

    Slime molds are limited in both intelligence and communication capability (in human sense), and yet they could probably be pretty good at balancing the shards. Take a look at this.

    There's always something we can learn from nature, but the question is how much of this knowledge can be applied to the blockchain? Not much if you ask me, because blockchain kind of is nature on it's own, ruled not by the law natural selection, but by laws we create (e.g. Casper). This is why the word ecosystem is used all over the place, as it should be. Because once you create a complex network of machines and humans living in a medium of truth that allows synergy between them, the statistics and the law of large numbers come into play and completely new field emerges yet to be explored.
u/Dunning_Krugerrands · 6 pointsr/ethereum

This kind of stuff worries me as well. There is a very real risk we end up bound by blockchains. The concern is not just that Blockchains become coopted by Governments (1,2) and used to make it easier to control their populations or even used to make genocide more efficient but also that even if we evade cooption by states the economic and social incentives mean we end up with a kind of decentralised black mirror episode where everyone is constantly ranked and rated even if people have full control over their identities and information. That is the mere presence of a credible signalling method coerces people into revealing damaging information about themselves. It really doesn't matter if it is governments, corporations or so called crypto-anarchists who provide the ID infrastructure we still end up in the same dark (yet transparent) place. Decentralisation doesn't help. Pseudonymity only partially helps. Social sorting is of course to some degree required for an efficient economy however if the surveillant assemblage too good it massively exacerbates inequalities and results in total exclusion for some. I would argue that a good system which does not marginalise and exclude people is one which has a bounded degree of inaccuracy.


Desirable features:

  • Pseudonymity => ok
  • Activity doesn't create trail of surveillance breadcrumbs.
  • Can still prove uniqueness for anti-sybil.
  • Can prove facts without revealing information e.g prove you are over 18 but not birthday or age
  • Multiplicity of unlinked identity facets that can be revealed in different contexts.
  • Ability to "start again" with a fresh identity but without falling painfully far below average.
  • Smoothing and uncertainty in reputation to prevent extreem Matthew Effects or total exclusion.
  • I'd also like to make it costly for people to ask for discriminatory or irrelevant information but I'm not sure how other than through regulation. Perhaps oracles that attest to things could refuse to attest if there is no good reason for asking (important that it is the oracle not the person refusing since in a scenario like "prove you don't have a criminal conviction if you want to get an arcade city taxi" then all people without will gladly provide this information.).
u/etheropt · 6 pointsr/ethereum

There is a readme that describes the mechanics of how Etheropt works, but it sounds like you want to learn more about options in general. The classic options book is Natenberg, and having read it cover to cover I do recommend it. For a quicker introduction, the Investopedia guides are pretty good.

u/Ursium · -3 pointsr/ethereum

Good point, for accuracy I should probably have written "Cyberpunk" however a) I was being a bit facetious/lose b) I see both cypher and cyber punk as one movement these days, probably because i'm getting old c) my preference goes to Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

Littérature Bonus points: Karl Schroeder from "I am the mighty brick" fame is an Ethereum fan.

u/Cartosys · 2 pointsr/ethereum

One paragraph is nowhere near enough but here's a few quick ones off the top of my head. The list is, I'm pretty sure, literally endless:

Instant and secure worldwide monetary system with minimal barrier to entry (need computer / device + internet) for account creation.

Trustless international identification system, backed by reputation and vouchers by any individual and or institution.

Crowdocracy style governance over economic, government, and civic projects va DAO contracts. Obviously trustless and secure voting mechanisms for any of these will be in place as well.

Endpoint to enpoint total supply chain transparency.

Total reorganization of financial sector--I have no idea what this will look like, but I imagine myriad new financial, insurance, underwriting, investing, and banking tools for anyone and everyone with lowest possible interest rates and no middlemen.

Total reorganization of judicial systems. I'm no lawyer so I have no clue, but juror contracts? Code of Law contracts where prosecution, defense and judge (or other third party) decide if case specifics satisfies the arguments for or against.

For the foreseeable future the goverment would be on board by setting up tax smart contracts. Wanna file your taxes? Either gov or citizen pays gas of a tax contract that calculates all taxes based on pre-designated wallet account types i.e. what Ethereum account numbers you own are what type of legal entity: Account[0] is designated 401k, account[1] s set up as a checking(obsolete term) / savings account, account[2] is an LLC and so on. Click the agree button and your taxes are calculated or filed for any given year.

u/becoolcouv · 0 pointsr/ethereum

> Someone rather more intelligent than I - from memory Richard Feynman - wrote a long and interesting article about scientific rigour, and how when you do one expirement that appears to suggest a theory, you don't assume the theory is right because it fitted that one set of data. Instead, you specifically design other experiments that TEST the theory.
The problem with this book is that there appears to have been a single "real world example" which suggested the theory, but that every other example is a "class room experiment by Professor X in which a series of students did Y..."

It's pretty unsettling to read that review because it really puts into question just how much scientifically rigorous the author was.

I'd like to also suggest this book:

edit: downvotes aren't helpful but some legitimate scientific studies will do, so far haven't seen anything convincing. I know it's uncomfortable to question your own beliefs because it gets to your egos but neither did people running LTCM. I just want one good convincing scientifically rigorous study that can back up the claim "Crowd is statistically significantly better at predicting the future than few experts and roll of a dice". If this was true, lot of hedge fund managers shouldn't even be trusted with billions of dollars under management. They should just blindly follow whatever ticker the crowd votes to purchase.

u/mattblack_crypto · 2 pointsr/ethereum

I just purchased the following books:

u/pineapplepaul · 1 pointr/ethereum

More currencies is a good thing on net. Not all currencies have to become reserve currencies of the world. They could be useful just to a small group of people, maybe even just a neighborhood. I suggest you check out this book. It really opened my mind to how new and accessible currencies could really improve the lives of many, many people.

Rethinking Money

u/JustSomeBadAdvice · 1 pointr/ethereum

The arguments for and against can be summarized with 2 simple points:

  1. In the real (developed) world, the rule of law takes strict priority over brute force. Laws are developed in such a fashion that they follow the intent of the majority so long as they do not clearly violate the rights of the minority or of individuals. There is no question of what a judge or jury in nearly any developed country would rule in this case.
  2. In situations without trust and without a trustworthy authority, a robustly built and well-tested system will not need a justice system to enforce the rule of law. For example, vending machines are designed not to need a cashier and ATM's are designed not to need a security guard.

    The reality is, Ethereum is not a robustly built and well-tested system, and neither is the Dao. Yes yes yes, this wasn't ethereum's bug, blah blah blah. That's irrelevant - Robust & well designed systems prevent failures by proper and clever design.

    This isn't to shame or bash Ethereum. Ethereum is barely 2 years old. The internet took nearly 25 years to develop. It took 22 years to go from Unix to Linux. It took 20 years to go from public key cryptography to a usable SSL encryption system. It took 18 years to go from the development of a mouse to a widely usable graphical OS, and 5 more to reach something non-geeks could use.

    In conclusion, Ethereum age 2 is not a robustly built and well tested system. It does not create a bad precedent to acknowledge this reality and apply the rule of law until Ethereum grows up. When Ethereum has grown up, miners will refuse to accept arbitrary transaction controls, which is why the Blockchain innovation works so well.
u/eeksskee · 16 pointsr/ethereum

Chichen Itza is one of the most amazing things in the world. Experience it no matter what. Also, a great time to read Breaking the Maya Code, which seems applicable to Ethereum/crypto in a lot ways. Spoiler alert: it took forever in part because each generation of archaeologists thought they had a monopoly on the truth and couldn't adapt their techniques and understanding to evidence that they were wrong.

u/ItsAConspiracy · 2 pointsr/ethereum

Time based currencies aren't anything new. There have been a bunch of local currencies on that basis, many of them pretty successful.The book Rethinking Money talks about them. Ithica Hours was the first in the U.S.

Doing it on a blockchain is new, as far as I know. Seems like an interesting experiment.

u/1blackhand · 1 pointr/ethereum

"Andreas is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. In 2014, he wrote the one of the foundational books of the blockchain space, Mastering Bitcoin. He is also the author of The Internet of Money as well as his most recent book, Mastering Ethereum. He is widely respected in the blockchain space for not only his knowledge and ceaseless curiosity about decentralized technologies, but also for his extreme generosity in teaching others."

u/yoCoin · 1 pointr/ethereum

We all make mistakes, I'm sorry to hear that. This advice has helped me immensely; you might be surprised how quickly it can rebuild trust and improve your relationship.

u/robson26 · 2 pointsr/ethereum

Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and Dapps

Not out yet but figured I'd let you know.

u/OX3 · 0 pointsr/ethereum

There's a huge amount of research on this stuff. Start here:
It's clear that throwing darts will perform worse than asking which way people would bet in almost any situation.

u/scott_lew_is · 12 pointsr/ethereum

his book really made me question a lot of my assumptions about technology. highly rec'd:

u/sandman601 · 1 pointr/ethereum

Actually the empirical evidence points in exactly the opposite direction. Read this for more: