Counterfeit prevention

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Thoughts | No Comments

As many scramble to find the “killer app” for blockchain technology, one great use case is counterfeit prevention. After all, thats what bitcoin does well. Stops counterfeits or double spending of digital money. Some new, and well funded startups, like Everledger, are using blockchains to stop counterfeit of diamonds. Luxury goods like high end handbags, […]

Enough of “blockchain has the potential” articles!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Thoughts | No Comments

The cryptographers and the software engineers realised the potential in 2010. The same encumberments that stifle innovation; who continue to close Bitcoin traders accounts are now spuruking the “potential” of the blockchain. Every single day on my feeds it the same rhetoric. Potential. Retweeting or reposting an article on blockchain “potential” doesn’t make you a […]

Blockchain Australia beta testers – 50% membership discount!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Meetup, Thoughts | No Comments

As some of you may know, Im a board member at “Blockchain Australia” The association aims to bring great content, members only offers and discounts like 10% off the APAC conference. To help test our new site, we are offering half price memberships. Use the offer code “BITCOINBRISBANE”. Offer ends 1st of March and is […]

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

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 […]

Adam Tepper

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments

I am really sad to post that Adam Tepper of Independent Reserve has died in a motor cycle accident in Thailand. For those who don’t know, Independent Reserve generously sponsored the xmas party. We are now collecting donations to get Adams book published. You can tip here 1adamzYptchtodJPKRsmv3QNCja91XU2J https://www.bitcoin.asn.au/adam-tepper/