Music keeps everyone at RChain focused and engaged on the work in front of us—it is the ultimate social coordinating technology. Each week we feature five songs that a member of our community is listening to. This week Derek Beres, Director of Content, offers five tracks currently moving him while he works away in Los Angeles. Have your own five songs? Tag #myfivesongs @rchain_coop on Twitter.
In this edition of RCON3 Interview series, we catch up on the progress and promise of the RChain project with none other than Medha Parlikar, Program Manager- Pyrofex/RChain, a woman whose management experience and world-class leadership continues to push the entire operation forward.
- Research has shown that problem-solving is greatly increased through collaboration.
- Collaborating helped humans rise to the top of the animal kingdom.
- Blockchain represents new means for collaborating globally through new social coordination technologies. (more…)
Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report. With all the discussion around human impact on climate, you'd think we'd be making significant progress at this point. Yet the message was not good:
The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050.
It's Time to Love Blockchain
Over at TechCrunch, Jon Evans argues that blockchains are "the new Linux, not the new Internet." That said, he believes it's time we all start loving blockchain. He says advertising-driven media is washed up, a continual concern by Internet critics. In fact, George Gilder opens up his new book, Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, with that very sentiment, writing,
The Internet is not only full of unwanted ads but fraught with bots and malware. Instead of putting power in the hands of individuals, it has become a porous cloud where all money and power rise to the top.
Greg Meredith opens the hangout by recalling the vision of RChain to “reboot the coordination technologies” and reminds us there is an urgent reason why.
Music keeps everyone at RChain focused and engaged on the work in front of us—it is the ultimate social coordinating technology. Each week we feature five songs that a member of our community is listening to. This week RChain writer and developer Jeremy Beal chimes in. Have your own five songs? Tag #myfivesongs @rchain_coop on Twitter.
We speak with two of the leading software engineers working on the CBC Casper framework and its implementation in RChain, Michael Birch and Kent Shikama. In this conversation at RCon3, we discuss everything from blockDAGs to the GHOST fork-choice rule. Below, we give an overview of the topics covered.