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Eric Mill [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] What *else* are people doing with blockchains? 2014-01-03 10:36:17 (5 years 6 mons 18 days 19:10:00 ago)
Also, just re-noticed Francis' post on DataCoin. The idea of hanging personal chains off of a central chain is interesting, and I guess mirrors the structure of the Internet, I just don't know of any other blockchain projects dealing with that idea. Pretty cool.

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Eric Mill <eric@konklone.com> wrote:
Oh, these are cool, thank you for that (and for typing all that out on your phone). The anti-spam thing is interesting, though it's not really taking advantage of the blockchain - you could implement the same strategy with USD, BTC is maybe just easier to script against.

Using a blockchain model for electronic voting seems very interesting, it's a shame that it hasn't publicly advanced beyond iamsatoshi's rough blog post and Agora's private draft. That's something to watch for in 2014, I think.

-- Eric

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Jonathan Deamer <jonathandeamer@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been wondering this too! I've asked a couple of related questions on Bitcoin.SE:

Personally, I thought proof of existence seemed the most elegant and obvious-in-hindsight. I really like the idea of Bitcoin as a Mediawiki anti-spam plugin, mainly because of the possib ilities it hints at for micropayments (and online content business models!) with scriptable money.

(Hope that didn't sound too Nathan Barley.)

Sent from my mobile

On 2 Jan 2014, at 15:41, Eric Mill <eric@konklone.com> wrote:

Besides Bitcoin, or potentially on top of Bitcoin, how are people using blockchains for things other than currency? I'd like to write about the subject, and round up what I can.

So for example, I'm aware of Namecoin, and the OkTurtles project, which is trying to put Namecoin into practical application in a user-friendly way. I've also been sent this project by Agora Voting to do a Bitcoin-base d secure voting system, but they're not releasing their draft til they raise way too many BTC. And I've seen Proof of Existence, a simple and clever way to use the Bitcoin blockchain to prove you had something at a given time, without revealing what the something is.

What else is out there?

-- Eric