Towards a Unified Model for Replicated, Shared Ledgers

More from Richard Gendal Brown on replicated shared ledgers.

Richard Gendal Brown

Don’t Say The “B Word”!

I’ve come to the conclusion that saying “blockchain” has become unhelpful. It just confuses people. It means too many different things to different people and so it’s almost impossible to have a conversation in this space without talking past each other. So, as I argued in this piece on permissionless ledgers and this piece on permissioned ledgers, it can be useful to talk in terms of replicated shared ledgerssince I think this gets to the heart of what unifies – and separates – these two worlds.

  • Shared: because multiple actors can read or write to different parts of the ledger
  • Replicated: because everybody who needs a copy can have a copy, rather than relying on a powerful central entity

In this piece, I try to bring it all together – to explain why we should be thinking about permissionless ledgers as a…

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Greece, Germany and the Eurozone – Keynote at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Berlin 8th June 2015

Thoughtful speech, peppered with Greek allegories, that summed up Greek debt crisis as both a political crisis for Europe, and a monetary crisis that can be managed. Pragmatic. Curious to see how it will go down in Germany.

Yanis Varoufakis

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

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Thank you for inviting me. Thank you for being here. Thank you for the warm welcome. Above all thank you for the opportunity to build bridges, to pave common ground, to bring harmony in the face of blatant attempts to sow the seeds of discord between peoples whose historic duty is to come together.

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