What They Dont Teach You At Stanford Business School

Stuff you can't learn in B-school: LARRY CHIANG

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

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Blockchain vs “the Stacks” vs Central bank (built on peer to peer Bittorrent)

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Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay Our Comrade The Electron, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, or you struggle to read English, please at least read its angry rant, from which I quote:

Technology concentrates power.

In the 90’s, it looked like the Internet might be an exception, that it could be a decentralizing, democratizing force … but those days are gone … What upsets me, what really gets my goat, is that we did it because it was the easiest thing to do … Making things ephemeral is hard. Making things distributed is hard. Making things anonymous is hard. Coming up with a sane business model is really hard—I get tired just thinking about it.

We put…

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Written by Larry Chiang

July 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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