A primer for building censorship-resistant streaming communities

A community is more than just its people; its also the rules and the tools that it develops, discovers, and integrates over time. Our OG process is integral to our community just like our new validation processes. Our toolset will include multiple applications including payments, gaming, and data visualization to name a few. Some tools we are building ourselves, and some are outside of our scope.

As we near the launch of our first tool, we’ve begun to explore ahead and ponder the problems and solutions involved with decentralized communities. In that exploration, we are identifying the current tools we…


A primer for building censorship-resistant streaming communities

A community is more than just its people; its also the rules and the tools that it develops, discovers, and integrates over time. Our OG process is integral to our community just like our new validation processes. Our toolset will include multiple applications including payments, gaming, and data visualization to name a few. Some tools we are building ourselves, and some are outside of our scope.

As we near the launch of our first tool, we’ve begun to explore ahead and ponder the problems and solutions involved with decentralized communities. In that exploration, we are identifying the current tools we…


A guide on what we are trying to accomplish with this role and how to get it

by our awesome designer “Ben”

OG role is a way of life

Original Gangster. Old school. Doing things the way they were in the old days. Remember when Bitcointalk was the only way you could get an airdrop? It wasn’t meant for ease of use; it was meant for exclusivity. The reputation system, the ranking, the ip blacklisting that needed you to send BTC to prove you weren’t “evil”. You had to be involved and you had to care.


A guide on what we are trying to accomplish with this role and how to get it

by our awesome designer “Ben”

OG role is a way of life

Original Gangster. Old school. Doing things the way they were in the old days. Remember when Bitcointalk was the only way you could get an airdrop? It wasn’t meant for ease of use; it was meant for exclusivity. The reputation system, the ranking, the ip blacklisting that needed you to send BTC to prove you weren’t “evil”. You had to be involved and you had to care.


The Story behind the Rapid Launch of the Great Ape Project

Gorilla with Grape by Ben

Ape-ing Into Solana

This alt-season has been all about Solana. I don’t know if it is because it just works so fast, the transactions are so cheap, or if it is because I don’t feel like I’ll get rugged at any moment in the farms of Raydium or Orca. Maybe it is because SBF and the FTX/Serum team are such coding beasts and make me feel like they have my back. Ultimately, it is because all the projects launching are polished and ready for action; no L2’s required here. All of this and more made me want to change from just a hodler…


Ethereum Classic is undergoing a network upgrade code named Thanos (ECIP-1099). Participating core developers and community members concluded consensus on October 2nd, 2020, to accept ECIP-1099. The Mordor Testnet has successfully implemented the Thanos upgrade, and now we are excited to prepare for mainnet activation.

Why is the Thanos Upgrade important?

After the successful implementation of MESS, the finality algorithm for 51% protection, it was decided to double the Ethash epoch duration from 30,000 to 60,000 blocks, effectively reducing the DAG size. This modified Ethash is also referred to as EtcHash. …


ETC Core, in consultancy with OpenRelay and ChainSafe, have developed and proposed a finality algorithm, called MESS, for Ethereum Classic

Hitting Hackers at their wallets

MESS is a solution that would make attacking the chain 31x more expensive than it currently is. Want to do a re-org 3000 blocks deep? You could purchase the hashrate on NiceHash.

Protected by MESS, that would now cost over $20,000,000.

Not only would that make virtually any attack unprofitable, but even using NiceHash, this amount of hashrate is simply not available.

This change comes at a very critical juncture for Ethereum Classic.

“MESS will enable exchanges to safely reduce…


Our new AI service is a paradigm shift in the fight against social media misinformation

The new @DimosFactCheck bot

How common is the following Twitter of Facebook interaction?

You scroll through your feed and you see a news article post with something that probably isn’t true…

“Marijuana might prevent the Coronavirus”

But no one has shared a fact to disprove it.

That’s where the new Dimos comes in.

Now, you can tag that same article, and quickly get the facts you need to know about authenticity, bias, and if its true.


How healthier discussion is promoted by the platform

In the Dimos Manifesto, the first principle we shared was:

Shared attention — focusing on the same thing leads to healthier conversation. We need structure to guide conversations; like roads that lead to a destination.

To get shared attention, we need to give limited access to topic creation and unlimited access to participation. Anyone can discuss a topic, but topics will not be equally discover-able.

Discover-ability is a critical tool for how we steer discussion into specific topics. Freedom of speech is an essential human right, but freedom of reach should be earned. Shared attention is about having topic overlap…


Principles for Discussion-First Social Platforms

We believe that the Internet should be the forum for the most powerful and insightful discussions of today

There is just one problem: The social media platforms we use today lack the foundations to unlock this potential.

Dimos comes from the Ancient Greek word for a “body of citizens”

Dimos is about promoting thoughtful discussion supported by facts and accelerating the discovery of knowledge.

The following are the responsibilities of a social platform built for discussion:

  1. Shared attention — focusing on the same thing leads to healthier conversation. We need structure to guide conversations; like roads that lead to a destination.
  2. Transparent Moderation — there must be a zero-tolerance for irrelevant posting. Issues like trolling, doxing, and harassment live in the grey areas of public commenting and by making every post conform to topic relevance, you remove these problems. …

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Dean Pappas | AltcoinAgnostic: a Bitcoin Maximalist that thinks there might be more | Building Grape on Solana |Ex Marlin, Ethereum Classic, Zel, Taucoin |

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