How do Blockchains, Bitcoin and Related Decentralization Technologies Work?

Ever since I began building my presence in the decentralization industry I’ve found myself giving many an impromptu Bitcoin 101 lecture – usually about two or three questions into the Pandora’s Box that is “So, what do you do?”

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<3 Charles Shultz

While I do enjoy bouncing my explanations off of various friends and colleagues; honing my pitch and presentation with each delivery, I can’t help but think it might be a little easier for everyone involved if I wrote it all out like I were answering a question on r/explainlikeimfive that I could reference and refer to.

That is what I intend to do here. We’ll see how that goes. You be the judge! Continue reading “How do Blockchains, Bitcoin and Related Decentralization Technologies Work?”

MOAR MEGAHASHES — A2 Terminator by Innosilicon

If you’ve been acquainted with me for any significant amount of time you probably already know just how addicted I’ve become to reinforcing my favorite public blockchains by mining crypto currencies.

You mean to tell me that I can sit on my ass all day turning electricity and coffee into cash money; all while supporting the networks that enable this venture?

You had me at ‘sit on my ass’!

So the contents of the mysterious package that recently appeared on Facebook should come as no surprise when revealed to be a used A2 Terminator I recently snagged for half the going rate on eBay.

Ta Da!
Ta Da!

This baby is capable of churning out over 100 million Scrypt hashes every second at about twice the efficiency of an equivalent G-Blade cluster so of course I scrambled to get everything plugged in and running just as soon as I heard the FedEx guy at the door. Time IS money, as they say. Continue reading “MOAR MEGAHASHES — A2 Terminator by Innosilicon”

Leveraging Alternative DNS for Fun and Cats! – avyenterprises.bit

In reaction to the Interwebz imploding last week and inspired by a recent speculation thread at the Cryptocurrency Collector’s Club I got to thinking about our old pal the Domain Name System and how it makes the world go round.

As we just saw it only takes a few centralized points to fail and all hell breaks loose.

Shayla Doesn't GAF
All Hell breaking loose in the Network Ops Center at AvY Enterprises HQ

Enter Namecoin:

Namecoin is a public blockchain that enables its participants to register and resolve ‘.bit’ domains independent of the existing, ICANN regulated DNS infrastructure. Its decentralized and pseudonymous nature lends well to both political dissidents and geeks alike who are just looking for a little more redundancy and immutability in their complex series of tubes.

via KnowYourMeme.com
via KnowYourMeme.com

As you may have guessed from the post’s title I already dove right in and if you really wanted you could continue reading this article at avyenterprises.bit/blog … and if you already are then congratulations! This will mostly just be a review for you so I hope you like cats.

… but we’ll get to all of that. First let’s back up and start from the beginning.

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via BlueLight (NSFW)

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