My Private DNS Relay Server is Better Than Yours

Hai folks! Today we’re taking a closer look at two items I’ve been playing with recently, namely Namecoin and Raspbian.

Everything will start making sense at 1:56 …

On our last Namecoin adventure we learned how to leverage the system for the purposes of registering and browsing ‘.bit’ domains like wikileaks.bit. To do so we needed to install Namecoin-QT on our workstation and maintain a complete copy of the blockchain there, costing us a fair bit in time and disk space.

What if I told you we could just set this up once and then EVERY workstation on our network (or even all of the Interwebz!) could have .bit FQDN resolving powers?

via MemeGenerator.org
via MemeGenerator.net

Duh, let’s just put the software somewhere else on the network and make sure everyone can send name requests its way. We just received two more RPi3’s in the mail… Let’s put it on one of those! Continue reading “My Private DNS Relay Server is Better Than Yours”

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?”