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BlockBack Tuesday #013

Weekly we propose videos from Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: What is blockchain? [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedln] What is a blockchain, and when was it invested? Our co-founder and CTO, Barton Johnston, walks us through a few vital questions any blockchain enthusiast should know. Blockchain is a systemContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #013”

August 2020: Infograp-ntly!

Every first Saturday of each month we share an infographic about blockchain and/or correlated technologies. This month infographic is: The Controversial Libra [Comment this infographic on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] About this infographic: Who signed a charter to join the Libra Association, and who dropped out? We did post this infographic on Blockchain Zoo socialContinue reading “August 2020: Infograp-ntly!”

BlockBack Tuesday #012

Weekly we propose videos from Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: The Blockchain Road to Mass Adoption | Justin Seidl | BBH#21 [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] In this episode of Blockchain Beyond Hype, we interview the founder and CEO of Vertbase, Justin Seidl. We discussed topics such as: TheContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #012”

BlockBack Tuesday #011

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Community Q&A: ZooBC Alpha Launch [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] We bring you a Q&A series where our founders and developers answer the questions asked in the community. Today’s questions: What is the most important part of ZooBCContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #011”

BlockBack Tuesday #010

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Debate: Is Proof of Work the Ultimate Solution? [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] Whether Proof of Work consensus algorithm is or isn’t the ultimate answer for all blockchain solutions has been a heated topic in the cryptocurrency communities.Continue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #010”

BlockBack Tuesday #009

Weekly we propose videos from Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Proof of Work Is Dead | BlockTalk #5 [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] Is the crypto you’re currently HODLing based on Proof Of Work? If yes, you might want to know some potential attack vectors (based on true stories!)Continue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #009”

July 2020: Infograp-ntly!

Every first Saturday of each month we share an Infographic about blockchain and/or correlated technologies. This month infographic is: Proof of Capacity Consensus Algorithm [Comment this infographic on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] About this infographic: Similar to Proof of Work but instead of computing resources, Proof of Capacity leverages available disk space (storage).

BlockBack Tuesday #008

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Limitations and Scaling Solutions of Blockchain Technology [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] Blockchain Beyond Hype is back, this time with Blockchain Zoo co-founder and CTO Barton Johnston, to discuss blockchain technology and how to scale it. We coverContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #008”

BlockBack Tuesday #007

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Reducing Plastic Pollution with Blockchain | Russel Maier [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] The plastic pollution study by National Geographic reveals that an estimated 18 billion plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions each year. NotContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #007”

Friday Past reads: 24 Jan 1997

At age 22, pioneering the navigation of Internet’s underground, I discovered a scam that consisted in a software which, once installed, would control a person MoDem making it silent, disconnecting it from the user Internet Service Provider (say AOL), and made it dial a pay per service phone number and reconnected the user to theContinue reading “Friday Past reads: 24 Jan 1997”

BlockBack Tuesday #006

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: How Blockchain Gaming Is Changing the Industry [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] One of the most promising use cases for blockchain technology is gaming. Join us for another episode of Blockchain Beyond Hype as we explore the futureContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #006”

Friday Past reads: 31 Dec 1996

At age 22, I been interviewed about this new thing, the Internet. As slowly people starts using Internet I am warning of the potential dangers one can meet online. How easy is to access any sort of material in a (at the time) unregulated space that was becoming easy to use, and open also toContinue reading “Friday Past reads: 31 Dec 1996”

BlockBack Tuesday #005

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Why Proof of Work Is a Wrong Method to Secure Blockchain [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] Blockchains use consensus mechanisms in order to secure the network. Bitcoin uses Proof of Work which has been very successful. However, thereContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #005”

June 2020: Infograp-ntly!

Every first Saturday of each month we share an Infographic about blockchain and/or correlated technologies. This month infographic is: Proof of Reputation [Comment this infographic on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] About this infographic: Do you know the consensus mechanism whose reputation of a node is constructed based on its asset, transaction activity, and consensus participation?

22 Dec 1995: Friday Past reads 002

At age 21, Akropolys, the company I started when I was 14, made a partnership with one of the first Internet provides to open Wlove, the fist internet point in my city. While this did happen more than a quarter of a century ago, what is interesting to notice, is that the person that, fromContinue reading “22 Dec 1995: Friday Past reads 002”

BlockBack Tuesday #004

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Blockchain Adoption in Retail | Brandon Burgason | BBH#20 [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] As the world becomes more technologically advanced, our industries are forced to adapt. The retail industry is particularly vulnerable to changes in technology. JoinContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #004”

1 May 1986: Friday Past reads 001

Searching online for news articles written by or about me I stumbled upon a rare find: while this is not properly a news article, it is a testimony of what I used to read in 1986, when I was still 11 years old! It is an ad I placed in a magazine to learn electronicsContinue reading “1 May 1986: Friday Past reads 001”

BlockBack Tuesday #003

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Blockchain in the Context of Smart Cities | BlockTalk #7 [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn] As a consequence of the urbanization process, cities have become more dominant, both economically and politically, which has brought great opportunities to them. However,Continue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #003”

BlockBack Tuesday #002

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Using Blockchain in Digital Media Industry | Emil Sterndorff | BBH#19 [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] Join us for another Blockchain Beyond Hype episode where we interview Emil Sterndorff, Founder & CEO of Altcoin Magazine. We explore theContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #002”

BlockBack Tuesday #001

Weekly we propose videos from the Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!This week video is: Eradicating Poverty with Blockchain | BlockTalk #6 [Discuss the original post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn] How can blockchain change poverty? The lack of trust and thereby of trade financing in developing economies leads to extreme resource scarcity and an inability forContinue reading “BlockBack Tuesday #001”

Ever heard of U0B bank? Yes, the one with the zero in the name…

This story was initially published in LinkedIn on January 25, 2018 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ever-heard-u0b-bank-yes-one-zero-name-roberto-capodieci/ Read the funny story of how a hand filled form made me a C2podieci (rather than a Capodieci), and how I saved myself from waiting weeks to get the issue solved, avoiding the process that requires an original signed form to be sentContinue reading “Ever heard of U0B bank? Yes, the one with the zero in the name…”

A blockchain project I’ve chosen to work with

This story was first published in LinkedIn on October 21, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchain-project-ive-chosen-work-roberto-capodieci/ Blockchain is the “thing” of the moment, and the few experts available to consult for ICOs and business models that “requires” blockchain are submersed by requests, daily. Having started in the early days of blockchain, and having built a decent reputation in thisContinue reading “A blockchain project I’ve chosen to work with”

The “magic” I am experiencing thanks to Bitcoin and TenX

This story was first published in LinkedIn on August 19, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/magic-i-am-experiencing-thanks-bitcoin-tenx-roberto-capodieci/ There are things that will never stop surprising me. I am a 43 years old geek, always with the latest gadget in my hands, and yet time to time I stop and look at my iPhone thinking how much technology fits in soContinue reading “The “magic” I am experiencing thanks to Bitcoin and TenX”

On P2P, VPN, and DDOS — When a P2P service, such as a Blockchain, gets attacked by DDOS

This article was first published in LinkedIn on August 3, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/p2p-vpn-ddos-when-service-blockchain-gets-attacked-capodieci/ While the nature of P2P networks is such that each participant should run a node to support the network, achieving that is quite complex as it requires participants to install specific software on their computers and keep them running. In many cases outsideContinue reading “On P2P, VPN, and DDOS — When a P2P service, such as a Blockchain, gets attacked by DDOS”

A Bitcoin for only USD 2’250? It is a deal!

This story was first published in LinkedIn on May 24, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bitcoin-only-usd-2250-deal-roberto-capodieci/ With the price (value?) of Bitcoin going up at rocket speed, each person should invest USD2k to buy one, as it will be worth more and more as time goes by. Yet, as of today, there are ONLY a little more than 16’000’000Continue reading “A Bitcoin for only USD 2’250? It is a deal!”

My Trumpety opening speech for a workshop

This “thing” was first published in LinkedIn on February 13, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-trumpety-opening-speech-workshop-roberto-capodieci/ So… tomorrow I run a workshop on blockchain based platforms for trade and supply chain. Cool stuff. I wrote an inspired opening speech, which I am not sure if I will be brave enough to read. I leave it here for you allContinue reading “My Trumpety opening speech for a workshop”

Pavlov’s and Schrödinger’s Blockchains

This story was first published in LinkedIn on April 30, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pavlovs-schr%C3%B6dingers-blockchains-roberto-capodieci/ We all know about Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat. After working on MANY Blockchain projects over a few years, now that Blockchain is reaching a hype, I believe the following analogies may ring a bell to many other real Blockchain consultants. Pavlov’s BlockchainContinue reading “Pavlov’s and Schrödinger’s Blockchains”

The DAO died: 3 reasons why it will boost the industry

This story was first published in LinkedIn on June 18, 2016 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dao-died-3-reasons-why-boost-industry-roberto-capodieci/ The DAO, an Ethereum-powered crowdfunding initiative, succumbed yesterday to an attack that drained virtual assets with a value exceeding USD 50 million into a single account. Started earlier this May and invested-in for a total of nearly USD 150 million, the project wentContinue reading “The DAO died: 3 reasons why it will boost the industry”

Blockchain of Things — IoT and Blockchain

This story was first published in LinkedIn on March 31, 2016 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchain-things-iot-roberto-capodieci/ Notes of my short talk at the IoT Asia conference, for Industrial IoT If you want to learn more about Blockchain, this is for you: it explains with no technical terminology, in a way that is easy to understand, what blockchain is. — — — — — — — — — — —Continue reading “Blockchain of Things — IoT and Blockchain”

The Supply Chain Doesn’t Need Disruption

This article was first published in LinkedIn on March 23, 2016 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/supply-chain-doesnt-need-disruption-roberto-capodieci/ Several blockchain startups aiming at the supply chain have hatched during the last 6 months, and if each of them look very promising -and fantastic at pioneering blockchain technologies- they are missing a key point about their market: the supply chain is aContinue reading “The Supply Chain Doesn’t Need Disruption”

My dream of a Decentralised Business Network

This story was first published in LinkedIn on December 13, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-dream-decentralised-business-network-roberto-capodieci/ The story of DeBuNe.org and the day I met with Nxt.org Early business success I began my IT entrepreneurial career when I was still in my teens. By the age of 20 I was running an office with almost 40 developers and software engineers.Continue reading “My dream of a Decentralised Business Network”

How secure is our digital identity?

This article was first published in LinkedIn on November 10, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-secure-our-digital-identity-roberto-capodieci/ The use of digital signatures is becoming more and more popular. We digitally sign company share transfers, public records, contracts, emails (PGP), and many other legally valid electronic documents. For those of you that use cryptocurrencies (paying with bitcoins an online purchase), everyContinue reading “How secure is our digital identity?”

Scalable (blockchain based) data security

This article was first published in LinkedIn on October 11, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scalable-blockchain-based-data-security-roberto-capodieci/ DeBuNe’s technology combines security, privacy, and scalability, thanks to the implementation of private blockchain systems. Such systems, only requiring computers running a blockchain client (nodes), provide a virtually unbreakable security protocol, while making the scaling-up process as easy as adding supplementary nodes. ScalableContinue reading “Scalable (blockchain based) data security”

LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS

First Published on LinkedIn in October 3, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/local-blockchain-networks-roberto-capodieci/ As any kind of computer networks, BlockChain based networks can be implemented locally as well as globally. DeBuNe offers local, private or semi private BlockChain network deployment, to benefit from its secure document and asset management system while keeping complete control over the availability of yourContinue reading “LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS”

Advancing in Blockchain Technology Part 2 of 4

Part 2: PoW (read: Proof of Work) is dead. Why and how a blockchain needs to be secured ? Is this technology mature to be trusted for business? Explained in the most layman terms as possible. Part 1: relax, your bitcoin are safe. Or are they? (did you read it?) Part 2: PoW (read: Proof ofContinue reading “Advancing in Blockchain Technology Part 2 of 4”

Why are digital document safer than paper and what is ETR

NOTE: This article first appeared in LinkedIn on September 27, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-digital-document-safer-than-paper-what-etr-roberto-capodieci/ Physical paper originals are prone to forgery and misuse. To solve this issue DeBuNe provides OTDocs with the technology to manage encrypted and unique digital documents based on the ETR approach: Easy To Reach, Existing To Remain, Electronically Time-Recorded, …and Electronically Transferable Records.Continue reading “Why are digital document safer than paper and what is ETR”

The high fees and the hell of Bitcoin mining, explained.

This article was first published in LinkedIn on November 18, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/high-fees-hell-bitcoin-mining-explained-roberto-capodieci/ We all know Bitcoin. We all know that proof of work (aka “mining”) is necessary for Bitcoin to exist. We all know that mining burns much electricity and that mainly is done in China. How does mining work? What is the mining difficultyContinue reading “The high fees and the hell of Bitcoin mining, explained.”

Advancing in Blockchain Technology

Part 1: Relax, your bitcoin are safe. Or are they? Why and how a blockchain needs to be secured ? Is this technology mature to be trusted for business? Explained in the most layman terms as possible. Part 1: Relax, your bitcoin are safe. Or are they? Part 2: PoW (read: Proof of Work) is dead.Continue reading “Advancing in Blockchain Technology”


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