Just launching - CIVIL will hopefully bring quality journalism back. A new model which will move away from corporate, Ad driven click journalism https://joincivil.com/about/
@doryandgeoff its not quite that simple, the is a backlash against blockchain coins at the moment. CIVIL is based on this technology.
@jim @doryandgeoff one of the problems is that the people who start the coin end up with a huge pile's of them so then they have the motivation to push the coin out to increase/keep the value of this private pile of coins. That's one of the resions why we have so many of different "coins" being pushed hard the last few years.
Low energy paths are not tested so hot air for now to keep the whole thing expanding #bubble
@strypey @jim @doryandgeoff all interesting but "it is still rather unclear what the point of choosing blockchain over conventional databases might be." is a question that need to be asked for these projects. If the answer is just #fashernista #encryptionist then they are taking up space that needs to be filled by #KISS #openweb projects.
@strypey @Hamishcampbell @doryandgeoff … at which point I start getting quite worried. Even if tech can solve some of the issues around online voting, there are significant social problems with online voting. It seems impossible right now to ensure that a vote cast on a computer is actually done in secret.
@strypey @Hamishcampbell @doryandgeoff On the social confusion issue, think how this Russian “hack” of US voting systems was intended to play out: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-election-integrity-forum-tl-1102-20171031-story.html
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