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Living in crypto-space, following whatever pleases a group and not having one's own judgement can be dangerous. It's important to know one's own principles and be determined to carry them out.

In other words, make your own choices, don't just let the group decide for you.

The above is a demonstration of running unmodified dapps in , via the Frontier project, by embedding execution engine and emulating Ethereum's JSON-RPC protocol. Note that the Frontier project is currently still work-in-progress.

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The only problem I have with Rust is its slow compile time.

Some blockchains stay as whitepapers. Some blockchains go from whitepapers to real things. Yet there are some blockchains -- they go from real things to hypes and whitepapers.

I'm honestly amazed that this bug still exist today in Discord -- it has been like this for quite a long time. Post a link covered in brackets, such as `(`. The link preview will not show.

1920 recording of Bach's Air for G string (Air on the G string) (BWV 1068, D major. arr). Violin solo by Joel Belov with piano accompaniment by Robert Gayler.

I'm starting to feel that in integrated information theory (IIT), Christof Koch made the conclusion that "current computer design will not feel the same consciousness as human beings" with the prior assumption that we do not live in a simulation. He did not touch the simulation argument at all.

Blockchains should only store things that must be there -- hashes, for the most of time. Everything else that can be put off-chain should be.

I spent a week not visiting Hacker News, and cleaned up opened tabs in my browser from 50+ to about 10.

Feeling much more content now.

This especially applies if the chain needs constant hard forks, but does not have a clear leader team. With it, the team will take care of network security. (Ethereum, Zcash, Monero, etc.) However, without it, development teams will simply choose to carry out things with the most marketing potential, or just looks the most shinny. (Ethereum Classic, etc.) (2/2)

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In many blockchains, there is a lack of incentive to pursuit network security. Participants care a lot about individual security -- whether my money is safe, whether my node can be hacked, but they care much less about network security -- whether the network is slow, whether other contracts will break, whether systematic attack may be possible. (1/2)

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#ISS international space station over Berlin (two long-exposure photos blended into one).

(photo: @kernpanik | license: public domain /CC-0)

Just moved all author contact links in Core Paper from Twitter to Mastodon!

"I'm here today to announce two things. First, we'll break immutability. Second, we'll compete with another blockchain by following them."
"Why do we need to follow a blockchain with different philosophy?"
"Good! Looks like there are no objections of breaking immutability!"

(Adopted from a Russian political joke, author unknown.)

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