Distributed Digest: Friday, February 22, 2019

The Zcash Company becomes the Electric Coin Company, the Flyingcarpet Network is being built on top of Gnosis, and Maker’s Dai Stability Fee may increase. Your daily distillation of crypto news for Friday, February 22, 2019: Nice to Meet You, Electric Coin Company The Zcash Company will now be referred to as the Electric Coin…

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The Daily: 29% of Freelancers Want to be Paid in Crypto, Asian Exchanges Fake Volume

Today’s edition of The Daily covers everything from hardware wallets to fake volume on cryptocurrency exchanges. But to kick-start proceedings, we’ve got the first report on a survey in which a surprising proportion of freelancers express an interest in being paid in cryptocurrency. Also read: Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance Review US…

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Floating Island Crypto Nation Aims for New Way of Governance

The worlds first autonomous floating island nation-state is set to be completed by 2022 and has begun selling the cryptocurrency intended to drive the project today. Varyon Token On Sale Today The project which is backed by PayPal founder and billionaire Peter Theil is planned to be a sea-bound, city-state containing 300 homes along with a…

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It's Too Soon for On-Chain Governance

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Blockchain governance is hard. That’s the only reliable conclusion to draw from the chaotic, contentious rollout…

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TransCrypt leads the way in crypto governance

 TransCrypt has identified the significance of current regulatory changes within the crypto market and is now leading the charge by applying the latest best practice. As such, the company has worked to re-focus its strategy accordingly, in order to be fully aligned and compliant with the highest standards of governance. TransCrypt will focus its investment…

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Vitalik Buterin calls for decentralization of power systems, better governance for blockchains

Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, and co-author of ‘Radical Markets’, Glen Weyl, published a thought piece on the liberating properties of radical decentralization. The article in question spoke about how disruptive technologies like blockchain can be utilized to dismantle existing power hierarchies. It speaks about how traditional and established authorities are facing issues of dissent…

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ETHNews Exclusive | Aragon’s Luis Cuende Talks Decentralizing Power Through Technology

Luis Cuende spoke with ETHNews about what inspired him to create Aragon and how he sees blockchain’s potential to reshape the future of governance. Luis Cuende is one of the fastest rising stars in the Ethereum community. Born in Oviedo, Spain, he created a Linux-based operating system when he was merely 12 years old, and…

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Polkadot's Radical Plan for Governing a Blockchain of Blockchains

Who has the authority to change a public blockchain? It’s a question that has been in the minds of top cryptocurrency developers as the many available networks struggle to serve their diverse, often conflicting stakeholders. But that’s not to say there aren’t norms and best practices – the ability to make and enforce software changes…

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Decred Sets Its Sights on Decentralization in 2018

In 2015, Bitcoin developers Jake Yocom-Piatt and David Collins were getting frustrated with Bitcoin. The way they saw it, although Bitcoin started off as a decentralized system, over time, miners and a select group of developers had gained too much control over the protocol. In an attempt to create a system with a more open…

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