Context : AlternativesToCompanies, VirtualNations

Software platform that uses BitCoin-like BlockChain to manage distributed knowledge.

https://www.ethereum.org/

Could, in theory provide distributed contracts that would allow corporations to exist independent of government regulation. Could therefore counter my argument that Capitalism needs government. OnLibertarianism

CoasesBlockChain

A VinayGupta talk ... he's currently working with Etherium.

Criticism :

  • No one needs Turing Complete smart-contracts : http://www.coindesk.com/turing-complete-smart-contracts/
    • the requirement (trustably decentral computation) doesn't justify the extra overhead (ie. extra processing on all the nodes)
    • meanwhile it can't be fully trustworthy because you rely on oracles which can in principle be bribed by other smart-contracts.

Added 2017-11-11 :

http://plasma.io/plasma.pdf