Tsuriai: Now engaging in smart contract work

I never thought I’d see the day, but Tsuriai (the tiny Japanese software company I work for) is now in the Ethereum smart contract market as a developer — which means I am now in that same market. Need a smart contract or blockchain/IPFS-based project developers/consultants/educators*?Just shoot the office an email at info@tsuriai.jp and they’ll […]

Social Trust: Why crypto, blockchain and smart contracts will not change the world

Lately I have been involved in a number of discussions about distributed systems, delegated authority structures, cryptocurrency and smart contracts. The hope of many is that cryptocurrency will avert inflationary trouble entirely and help the public hold government in check. There is also hope that smart contracts will magically turn Africa into a paragon of […]

Laws Derived From Moral Panics Are Dangerous

Politicians love morality laws. They really love sex laws. They really love child protection laws. And they really really love child sex laws. Manufactured moral panics are awesome if you are a career politician. By leveraging a moral panic you can whip people into a frenzy, warping their perception of reality to the point that […]