Technological credit default swaps and smart contract blockchains

Abridged Version of a piece written earlier this year:   What is it that we look to in technology? Technology at its core about solving problems, finding new problems and creating better problems. One can hone or refine a solution, learn or explore new problems (and solutions) and then create or synthesize new solutions (and new problems). At times it performs the role of scarcity transformation (much as a bank does maturity transformation); china has traded “free” clean air for cheap production, rare earths prices are more extraction…
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IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ inks deal for Blockchain Contract Management

Following some of the other japan advances, such as an internal bank coin, in Singapore at the Watson centre: SINGAPORE - 16 Sep 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners using blockchain technologies. The two companies will begin by piloting blockchain to automate business transactions between the two companies. This is one of the first projects built on the Hyperledger Project fabric, an open-source blockchain…
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Hearthstone makes $20m per month, Dota 2 $18m, LoL $123m

According to superdataresearch, Hearthstone makes $20m per month, Dota 2 $18m, LoL $123m, with World of Warcraft still retaining its spot as the MMO to beat. And that hearthstone jumped 31% off its mobile debut in monthly revenue. With the grand tournament coming out, I guess they will only make more!     Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft managed to disrupt the category in the same way World of WarCraft transformed massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs). Blizzard’s first digital card game has deep mechanics, but it is more accessible and streamlined than long-running…
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Greece moves without cash, Entrepreneurs contemplate bitcoin

Mashable has an article on Greece, Money and Bitcoin, a place that harkens comparison to Cyprus two years past and brings to people's mind serious issues on the nature and characteristics of money. Much like Cyprus then, it has less to do with Cypriots themselves actually engaging in bitcoin activity but more of people around the world being alarmed at the turn of events and looking for ways to protect themselves. (Often Gold and Bitcoins) Greece is in a sense a closer problem to home for some in…
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Fred Wilson marvels at Bitcoin resilience

Fred Wilson has made a blog post () marveling at bitcoin's resilience and staying power. (He is a venture capitalist at Union Square ventures with notable hits;  Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Bug Labs, Meetup, Zynga, Covestor, , Etsy: ) Resilience One of the things about Bitcoin that I’ve always been amazed by is its resilience. It goes up, it gets knocked down, but it hangs in there, and then it goes up again. It’s happening again now. It is unclear what is driving this recent move, maybe its Greece,…
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Epic Upheaval, China Collapse, Greek Referendum Exit nears, Bitcoin reflux and Litecoin goes on a bubble pop, Dogecoin rocks around

What a crazy week. First it started with Greek rumbling along with a successful Oxi! (No) referendum which sent bitcoin shooting up over the weekend, being the only overweekend market. China, with a correction long overdue, continued its slump to enter a digital bloodbath as the week opened, bringing their indexes like shanghai comp and hsi down 30%. China heaped defensive QE after defensive QE into capital controls, trading freezes and short bans, as the china market became a rout and people started fleeing. Also in china was…
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Pokemon Shiny Rayquaza Facebook Event!

Time to get your shiny rayquaza! Maxsoft 22 May at 12:00 · Edited · Shiny Rayquaza Facebook Distribution!! For Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!! May/June 2015 – Summer Campaign - Southeast Asia! Note: If you are not from Southeast Asia and/or do not have a US or Japanese Version Software of Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon XY; Maxsoft will not be able to give any customer support regarding the serial codes. You can only download the Pokémon on the US and Japanese Software of: Pokémon Omega Ruby…
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Amazon Coin 20% off back (Hearthstone)

The deal is back for a limited time. If you are not in a rush, you may consider buying with the 20% off and holding out for a 20% or 30% coinback like previous times. (It's only 10% this time) You can also consult the prior guide Current Deals is currently giving 10% Coins Back on all $ or more Card Pack purchases for Hearthstone. Offer available to customers in the US only. Customers must also be signed into the US Hearthstone servers. is currently offering up to…
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