On revolutions, the Facebook scandal and the missing piece of the Internet.

Revolutions tend to be rather chaotic affairs. Just take the French Revolution for instance. Brutal, savage and frankly, quite poorly organised.

Technological revolutions tend to involve a little less gunpowder, and give somewhat less importance to chopping peoples’ heads off — at least in the literal sense. …

The critical first building block to a decentralized machine economy.

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Machines, vehicles, robots and devices do all kinds of things for us. Giving them Self Sovereign Identities (SSIs) will allow them to do much, much more. As the world becomes even more connected and more machines are hooked up to the internet, the ability for machines to move, trade and…

And how does it work?

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Who are you? Who decides if you are really you? Can you be trusted?

We live within the realms of two separate, yet intertwined worlds. They are the physical and the digital, and to accept the latter is necessary to survive within the 21st Century.

Much of our identification is…

An amateur’s guide to a billionaire’s practice.

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Think weeks were first popularised by Bill Gates in the Netflix documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain" in 2019, but Billy G has been going on solo research retreats since the ‘80s.

This is a think week how-to guide. Stress on the “a” — because ultimately a think week should cater to…

The Internet of Things, v2.

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This is a simplified introduction to the Economy of Things, I’ve intentionally omitted nuance and detail. If you’d like a bit more detail check this out.

The Economy of Things is the result of the emergence and combination of two fields; the Internet of Things and Distributed Ledger Technology. …

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Bitcoin was born out of the need for a peer-to-peer, digital cash system. The need for a decentralized monetary system which does not need humans to maintain it.

Necessity is the mother of invention, but it is also the mother of adoption, and since the 2008 financial crisis adoption of…

Thoughts on where we’re heading.

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The most far-reaching accomplishment of Satoshi Nakamoto and bitcoin was to introduce us to blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

DLT, in its many shapes and sizes, is transforming what began as an economic experiment into a full-scale societal revolution that will permeate every nook and cranny of our world.

A technology powerful enough to disrupt society’s longest standing institutions, markets and economies.

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People have always looked for ways to reduce uncertainty between one another when exchanging value. Unfortunately abstract trust is not enough to ensure an exchange will go smoothly. As trade mushroomed from an act between individuals in small communities to an intricate process involving multiple entities all over the world…

A quick comparison.

The Directed Acyclic Graph or DAG, is another form of DLT. Some consider it to be a rival technology to blockchain, others an enabler. Both blockchains and DAGs record transactions on a distributed ledger, but do so in starkly different ways. …

A closer look at the distributed ledger dubbed Blockchain 3.0.

DLT, DAO, dAPP, ASIC, PoS, P2P, PoW. Is the future of decentralised systems all alphabet soup and acronyms? It seems so. If you haven’t added ‘DAG’ to your list, you’re going to want to.


Let’s start with DLT, as in ‘Distributed Ledger Technology’. This is a set of records (a…

Max Thake

Blockchain, decentralization and entrepreneurship. | Co-founder, peaq | https://linktr.ee/maxthake

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