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Crowdfunding, DNS, and Voting on Ethereum

Members of our group will review crowdfunding, DNS,  voting and the associated contracts for businesses or organizations built on top of Ethereum.  We will discuss for-profit and non-profit scenarios, and also scenarios in which an Ethereum contract will disrupt the business model of existing organizations. 

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  • Joris B.

    Cayman and Zaki's talks are now also available as video.
    Secure Messaging with Ethereum:
    DNS on a BlockChain:

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Scott J.

    Here is Dan Kaminsky's ambivalent take on using the blockchain for DNS:

    Which has evolved from his previous opinion: "Hilariously Unavailable":

    2 · April 7, 2014

  • Joris B.

    Video of Andy's talk on Crowdfunding:
    (Cayman and Zaki's talks are in the works)

    2 · April 7, 2014

  • Brandon Jason T.

    Can't wait to go to the next meetup

    April 6, 2014

  • Preston J B.

    "Destroy the business model of existing organisations?" Why not "complement"?

    2 · April 1, 2014

    • Christian P.

      I changed the wordd to 'disrupt' which is a bit more common. I was thinking of Schumpeter's creative destruction.

      1 · April 5, 2014

  • Jehan C.

    Will someone hopefully be recording this?

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    just happened stumble on this relevant link on such...

    April 5, 2014

  • Jonathan C.

    Wish I could go, weekends don't work too well though

    April 1, 2014

  • James D. R.

    Hello all, not planning on presenting at this session. However, big interest and expertise in these two areas of crowdfunding (particularily equity-based crowdfunding, which New Zealand "turns on" on 01-April-2014 *and* DNS because I built and ran the Akamai network from scratch to IPO and built/ran operations (NOC) and team. Also a good friend who founded the Arbinet exchange is now Chairman of and all the stuff going down with ICANN and new tLDs. Anyhow, I should have lots to add and am genuinely interested in Ethereum particularly the applicability these two areas (since I know them so well). Thanks for setting this up. If anyone cares to get in touch with me before this session simply ping me. KaitiHill (at) Gmail or mobile +1.408.596.0268. /jim

    1 · March 29, 2014

    • Zaki M.

      -The DNS system and X.509 is fragile and being actively subverted *Recent events in Turkey

      *MITM attack against Google by the French Intelligence Services on their LAN

      -Proposals to improve the system like DNSSEC and DNSCrypt add centralized trust to the system

      -What is needed is a decentralized binding between keypairs and names? A blockchain offers a compelling solution to this problem.
      in my mind, any solution needs to enforce the uniqueness of a binding of name to a wallet address, support transfers of names among wallets and signed updates of record data.

      -The DNS use case represents a good test of the viability of any sort of generalized Gen2/Gen3 cryptocurrencies to solve real world problems.

      -Security teams at the Internet companies are deeply dissatisfied with the current set of choices and are open to innovations.

      1 · March 30, 2014

  • Christian P.

    Check this out if you'd like to present a contract or business at this meeting:

    March 29, 2014

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