In the battle of open vs closed, user experience always wins.
— Bart Suichies (@bsuichies) June 27, 2018
The Norwegian consumer protection agency has released a detailed, damning report on anti-privacy dark patterns, and opines that they may be in violation of the GDPR. It's great when government agencies are up on the latest developments in tech & research. https://t.co/mLmfBKj1tV pic.twitter.com/d5ReTZGax8
— Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker) June 27, 2018
A new paper has a crisp economic analysis that captures many observations about the security and stability of Bitcoin and proof-of-work blockchains. The most interesting part is the three “collapse scenarios”. I’ll summarize here, with comments. [Thread] https://t.co/KWl30Obt7A
— Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker) June 26, 2018
In 1992 the Swedish Riksbank raised interest rates to 500% (!) to defend the krona's peg, but failed. That's an interesting snippet from a free book that the Riksbank has just published commemorating its 350th anniversary. https://t.co/QmpCdq3nbC pic.twitter.com/lDVbcB7Avz
— JP Koning (@jp_koning) June 26, 2018
The @a16z crypto manifesto has a clarity of thought that's compelling. This stood out: 👀
"just as the last three megatrends — mobile, social, and cloud — intersected and reinforced each other, so will the next three megatrends — next-gen computing devices, AI, and crypto."
— Simon Taylor (@sytaylor) June 26, 2018
In a stunning op-ed, the CEO of facial recognition company Kairos argues that the technology’s bias and capacity for abuse make it too dangerous for govt use.
— Matt Cagle (@Matt_Cagle) June 25, 2018
To all of the “pre-seed” startup founders out there: launch with just one core product with a clear value prop for a very specific audience.
Over the last decade, I’ve seen countless companies take on too much out of the gate. Nailing just one thing is hard enough.
— Steve Schlafman 🌎 (@schlaf) June 25, 2018
The governments of #BritishColumbia, #Ontario, and #Canada are *working together* to help businesses large and small reduce the cost and complexity of government registrations, qualifications, and permits. #economy #efficiency pic.twitter.com/q8wMB3hiNL
— Andrew Johnston (@atjohnston) June 25, 2018
6/ I’m left with the suspicion that ETH may be faced with a dilemma between 1) remaining a general platform at the cost of being just a proving ground for successful dApps which eventually abandon it, or 2) becoming a highly specialized backend for an app or small class of apps.
— Ben Davenport ⚡️ (@bendavenport) June 25, 2018
For a few years, I ran the most patented lab at IBM. Here's how we did it: form small teams of very experienced people and brilliant but very inexperienced people..then tell the former that they can tell the latter "we tried that in the 60's and it didn't work" but they can't…
— John Wolpert (@jwolpert) June 24, 2018
Now @el33th4xor is presenting a system called Avalanche which brings a different perspective to the consesus protocol. Does not require mining and better energy consumption. Design to be metastable, inspired by gossip networks #CryptoValleyConference #CVC18 pic.twitter.com/490pJ0PGKE
— Claudio @ Zug #CryptoValley (@ccossio) June 22, 2018