blockchain

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Tue Aug 16 08:58:12 EDT 2016


Jerry, I'm interested, so please share, off list or on.
Richard, think Delta Airlines outage.  Blockchains don't just give you
distributed storage, they give you distributed trust.  Being cheap, I
turned dropbox, and google spreadsheets, and Box, and a couple of other
services into online data repositories, i.e. crude DBMS's, because I can do
it on the cheap.  But what if one or all of those go down?  What if my pipe
goes down?  If I have my mobiles on the same network, and a blockchain,
maybe I don't even need a central server.  If I have a blockchain, maybe a
cell phone that is on my network can be communicating with the outside
world when the wifi or wired-only devices can't.

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 4:19 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> Mike Kerner wrote:
>
> > Has anyone thought about implementing something similar to a
> > blockchain in LC?  I've been noggining this for a long time,
> > but I haven't gotten far enough to talk about it.
>
> What sort of application did you have in mind for this?  And why
> blockchain specifically over other types of distributed storage?
>
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