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  2. Feb 2022
    1. The reason the blockchain matters is that it is an agent of change. Just like the transistor and yes, the printing press, when an agent of change shows up, it often leads to shifts that we probably didn’t expect. Understanding it now is more productive than simply being forced to deal with it later.

      Understanding it now and fighting all its supporters is for sure more productive than simply being forced to deal with it later.

    2. Now imagine a blockchain/token project in which contributors earned tokens as they built it and supported it. Over time, the decentralized project would go up in value. As the ecosystem and the market delivered more and more utility to more and more people, the users would need to buy tokens to use it. And the holders of tokens would receive either a dividend or have the ability to sell their tokens if they chose. Early speculators would attract more attention, and people with more skill than capital could invest by contributing early and often. As the project reached a steady state, the stakeholders would shift, from innovators and speculators to people who treat their daily contributions as a job without a boss. Innovators could build on top of this network without permission, creating more and more variations and choice using the same underlying database.

      This is a nightmare, and it would possibly be capitalism's final victory.

    1. Innerhalb eines Jahres wurde ein neuer Begriff geprägt: Web 3.0, der die Entwicklung des Webs über die 1.0-Ära der HTML-Webseiten und den frühen E-Commerce hinaus in die grelle 2.0-Periode markiert, in der soziale Medien und „benutzergenerierte Inhalte“ geboren wurden. .

      Web 3.0

  3. Dec 2021
  4. Jul 2019
    1. June 19, 2019

      Broken Promise<br> Axanar producer Alec Peters announced in February 2019 that Ares Digital was almost done and ready for beta testing, and that he fully expected to launch by the end of February. That didn't happen.

    2. entirely new registration and log-in system

      Contradiction<br> This news in June 2019 is at odds with the "finished updates" announced in February 2019.

    3. Donor Dashboard

      Funding Axanar<br> Ares Digital 3.0 is critical for Alec Peters' effort to raise at least $200,000 to produce the long-promised Axanar short films.

      Barred from public crowdfunding by the settlement in Star Trek’s copyright lawsuit against Axanar, Peters is depending on Ares Digital to raise the quarter-million dollars he estimates Axanar will cost.

    4. Ares Digital

      This blog post pertains to version 3.0 of Ares Digital, which was unreleased as of 2 July 2019. The system's development, despite the numerical designation, has not been iterative. Each version was essentially created from scratch.

      Former Axanar CTO Terry Mcintosh disputes ownership of Ares Digital as a trademark, and claims to have applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for registration of the name as a trademark. As of 2 July 2019 the trademark does not appear in the USPTO database.

      The original Ares Digital, never fully completed, was created by McIntosh. Version 2.0 was coded by Bill Watters, who has since resigned as CTO. Version 3.0 was created in his spare time by developer Jerry Ablan.

  5. Jul 2018
    1. When it comes to democracy and human rights, a Jeffersonian internet is clearly a safer choice. With Web 3.0 still in its infancy, the West at least will need to find other ways to rein in the online giants. The obvious alternative is regulation.
  6. Jun 2016
  7. Feb 2016
    1. Même si le code est réutilisable, cette initiative ne vise pas à « faire modèle » mais incitera les chercheurs, nous l'espérons, à travailler à leur tour la matière numérique.

      Il faut le rendre disponible en CC non ? La thèse est une démonstration de faisabilité en soi. Pourquoi ne pas lui donner une chance de survivre?