BLOCKCHAIN FOR NEWBIES
Despite all the media hype about the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology is still in its infancy, meaning it’s an ideal time for designers to step in and help build new systems. There’s no shortage of challenges to address. Here are three juicy ones to get started thinking more deeply about blockchain, the unique experiences the technology enables, and how it could be integrated into our everyday lives.
A guide to gas, its purpose, its nuances, and its utility on the Ethereum blockchain.
During the last year alone all of the cryptocurrencies’ market cap boomed from $17B in January 2017 up to a whopping $830B in January 2018. Seeing the growing interest in the community, I decided to take a closer look at it, learn how to develop decentralized applications and see how does it differ from developing in Java and Kotlin in which I had been writing code every day.
For much of the last decade, the cryptocurrency ecosystem was driven by missionaries. The desire for financial sovereignty, the democratization of wealth, the solving of the most complex technical and game theoretic challenges are some of the few stars that guided these missionaries over the years. First came the desire to make an impact, and money just happened to follow. This is most evident in the Bitcoin and Ethereum communities