January meetup with the Augur Project

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Interviews, Meetup | No Comments

Tonights meetup we interviewed Tom from the Augur.net project. Was a great chat with Tom, talking all things prediction markets, Ethereum, crowd sales and more.

2016 Brisbane Blockchain Symposium

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Meetup, News | No Comments

On 3 November 2016, Civic Ledger hosted the Inaugural Brisbane Blockchain Symposium. Held at Brisbane’s premier innovation space, The Capital’s Fishburners with a Panel of Industry Leaders including Leanne Kemp, CEO and Founder of Everledger, the Symposium’s aim was to step Brisbane into the global blockchain conversation. The Symposium was a sold out event with […]

Bitpoker.io Update 2

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in BitPoker, C#, Thoughts | No Comments

After looking at a few other projects like Augur, Im pretty confident that I’ve got a scaleable design thats inline with a lot of other DAPs. I’ve been refactoring the messages protocol to use JSON RPC 2.0 protocol. Peers will communicate to each other via HTTP GETs or POSTs. Using this design will allow the […]

Buying and selling bitcoin in person

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Thoughts | No Comments

Every time I buy and sell bitcoin in person it always feels like an awkward first date. The seller always thinks their doing you a favour, and vis versa. Depending on the person too, they might stick around waiting for the transaction to get at least one confirmation, so you find yourself making bitcoin small […]

BitPoker.io Update 1

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in BitPoker, C#, Code, Technical, Thoughts | 3 Comments

I’ve decided to start doing monthly updates on my side project BitPoker. This is project is being developed outside of the paid work, running the meetups, being on the BAA board, other side projects and being a Dad. Distributed poker has been talked about for a number of years. A good paper about turn based […]

More on Craig Wright

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Interviews, Thoughts | No Comments

My response to the Craig Wright nonsense http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/aussie-says-hes-bitcoin-founder/news-story/b39d6f8b13464072896e573d5f3a7b52

Lucas joins the Bitcoin Association of Australia

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in News | No Comments

It has been a while since I have written a blog post. A lot of commercial development has taken up a lot of my time and I have also joined the Bitcoin Association of Australia. I am very excited to work with the BAA and help spread awareness of bitcoin in Australia and run local […]

Ashley Madison Hack

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Payments, Thoughts | No Comments

The real problem with the Ashley Madison site, is that the design is flawed from the start. The site needs data from two opposing parties. Users whose data is very sensitive, and credit card company who want enough user data to mitigate fraud. A service site like Ashley Madison is subject to high charge backs. […]

Interpol FUD (Images in the blockchain?)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Reviews, Thoughts | One Comment

I just received this article via email. http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-033.  Let’s have a look at this article.  First the article mentions the transactions are encrypted, but that is not the case.  Bitcoin transactions are displayed in plain text. “The design of the blockchain means there is the possibility of malware being injected and permanently hosted with no methods […]

Issuing assets with coloured coins

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Code, Technical | No Comments

Today marks a milestone for Bitcoin Brisbane and one of our new clients project.  Coloured coins are a fantastic idea. Tokens that represent assets already exist.  They are your frequent flyer points, your balance on your travel card or loyalty points at your favourite coffee shop.  All of these systems work fine today, so what’s […]