Bitcoin is an incredibly novel technology, there are few technologies that can boast the revolutionary impact that Bitcoin potentially has. However, there is still much to be learned from its predecessors and benefactors. One of those being the resilient and disruptive ecosystem of the BitTorrent protocol. Simon Morris, a 10 year veteran of the company, BitTorrent Inc., brings us a 4 part series exploring exactly what we can learn from our Peer-2-Peer history, and the challenges that faced an industry breaking technology.
Find Part 1: Why Bitcoin Mattered, on Simon’s Medium page below, along with the rest of this excellent series. Don’t forget to drop some claps on this one!
You can also check him out on Twitter below:
Today we cover Part 2 of Simon Morris’s excellent series on the lessons we can take from BitTorrent to better understand the goals and value of Bitcoin and Crypto. If it doesn’t break the rules, then why does decentralization even matter? Don’t miss the excellent article, with a few exciting updates from today about Lightning Network development, and followed by my commentary on all the different ways I think #Bitcoin is “Breaking the Rules.”
Click that applause button like crazy to throw some digital claps at Simon Morris on Medium (also follow him on Twitter) for this great series!
To check out the #Lightning developments discussed early in the episode, follow the links below:
In the context of Part 2, knowing that the true value of decentralization is in breaking rules, Simon Morris now explores the consequences of a systems “intent,” the incredible complexity and balance it requires to sustain them, & the paradox of making changes to a system whose power resides in its capacity to resist change. Listen to Part 3 of Simon’s series on the lessons we can learn from BitTorrent. Lets see if we can’t add 300 claps to Simon’s series by heading over to the original article and going trigger happy on the applause button at: https://medium.com/@simonhmorris/intent-complexity-and-the-governance-paradox-bittorrent-lessons-for-crypto-3-of-4-1d14ac390f3f
So what is the outcome of decentralized disruption? Who are the winners when there is a shift to an entirely new paradigm? Don’t miss the conclusion of Simon Morris’s excellent series on the lessons #Bitcoin & Crypto can learn from the history and challenges of the BitTorrent ecosystem. Somehow I managed to entirely miss the Post Script at the end of the article which deserves a nod! So when you head over to follow @Simonhmorris on Medium and applaud this series don’t forget to check out the post script at the end of Part 4! https://medium.com/@simonhmorris/decentralized-disruption-who-dares-wins-bittorrent-lessons-for-crypto-4-of-4-f022e8641c1a