«ICOs are Cancer»

I am becoming more and more skeptical about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. They do address common problems. But they substitute institutional and personal trust with code. While all people are able to «debug» personal and institutional relationships, the overwhelming majority does not (yet) understand code at all. And they do not need it.

Michael Flaxman on Medium:

«Using a blockchain without a need for censorship resistance is like using a rube goldberg machine to turn the page on your newspaper»

Im Wohnzimmer

Gutes Thema, gut geschrieben.

Dennis Sand, Die Welt:

«Das Wohnzimmer ist die Schaubühne der Normalität, und weil mittlerweile 2018 ist, ist das „Wohnzimmer“ heute nicht mehr bloß ein Wohnzimmer, das „Wohnzimmer“ ist nunmehr auch ein digitaler Raum, eine geschlossene Facebook-Gruppe, laut Eigenbeschreibung sogar die größte geschlossene Facebook-Gruppe Europas mit knapp einer Million Mitgliedern.»

What is the most sophisticated piece of software/code ever written?

Quora.com:

You would never expect that all those problems were caused by a computer worm, the most devious and intelligent computer worm in history, written by some incredibly secret team with unlimited money and unlimited resources, designed with exactly one purpose in mind: to sneak past every known digital defense, and to destroy your country’s nuclear bomb program, all without getting caught.

Stuxnet was one great piece of malware.