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Blockchain: Big but small

Consider Amazon, the e-commerce bits of the company. While it might have started out as an online bookshop, it evolved into a generalized online marketplace. So what was critical in the success of Amazon? The internet would probably be a good answer to that question, among many other things. But how much of the overall […]

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Art on the blockchain

Many years ago, in my late teens, I used to attend The Gathering. It’s a fantastic combination of people, passion, dedication and fun mixed together for a few days each Easter. If you’re not familiar with computer culture this whole thing might seem very alien, and, for many, somewhat a waste of time. But for […]

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Just some mappings

Sometimes, while coding up some Solidity contracts, all you want is a simple key/value mapping, to store some details into. You want to keep it simple so the gas costs are low, but what about everything else? Would you still like to use smart contract proxies, so you can update your code? And maybe you’d […]

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AKAP taking form

Last couple of weeks the AKAP utils and AKAP docs have started taking form. With already two beta releases of AKAP utils on NPM things are moving forward quickly, as often is the case early on. While they are 0.9.x releases (beta), all the stuff in there is well tested. You’re very much encouraged to […]

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What’s next for AKAP?

A few days ago my friend Mo and myself released the AKAP contract. This contract implements the AKA protocol, which only briefly is described as somewhat like LDAP for Ethereum. That in itself doesn’t tell you much. Only the especially interested will read the whitepaper, and think about the possibilities. Instead, what’s needed is to […]