decentralization

energy

Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds

"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
Nafeez Ahmed
9.10.18
Cat and Mouse

After Crackdown, Neo-Nazis Are Hosting Propaganda on Censor-Proof Networks

Neo-Nazis are using the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to keep their propaganda online and avoid the tech world's recent clampdown.
Joseph Cox
4.4.18
the web

A New Browser Is Making Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting More User-Friendly

The technology behind Beaker makes it possible to host websites and share files with a few clicks.
Corin Faife
7.13.17
Decisions, Decisions

Ethereum's Boy King Is Thinking About Giving Up the Mantle

The gospel according to Vitalik Buterin.
Jordan Pearson
4.24.17
Brooklyn

Still Confused About the Blockchain? These Hackathon Apps Show Its Power

In 48 hours, developers coded replacements for Twitter, equity contracts, and studbooks using the Ethereum blockchain.
Alyssa Hertig
8.25.15
News

The First Version of Programming Language and Cryptocurrency 'Ethereum' Is Out

Coding on 'Frontier' isn’t without its risks.
Jordan Pearson
7.30.15
uk

The Bank of England Is Impressed With Bitcoin's Block Chain

But it's not worried about digital currencies just yet.
Joseph Cox
9.12.14
Power

Dark Wallet's Developer Envisions 'Startup Governments' Run on Bitcoin

Amir Taaki has big ideas of how cryptocurrency's anarchic roots could change society.
Joseph Cox
7.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Bitcoin: How Does It Work, What's It Do, and Is It a Drug-Fueled Money Laundering Scam Bubble?

In light of all the buzz surrounding the first widely used digital currency, it's a good time to talk some bitcoin basics.
ALEC LIU
3.31.13
Motherboard Blog

Engineering the Bitcoin Gold Rush: An Interview with Yifu Guo, Creator of the First Purpose-Built Miner

"It’s not about how much bitcoin is worth. The exchange rate is irrelevant. It’s about the concept."
ALEC LIU
3.26.13
Motherboard Blog

Weathering the Storm? Bitcoin Finds New Resiliency

Open-source banking charges upward.
ALEC LIU
3.16.13