A curated weekly newsletter/blog of mostly-tech links that are interesting, strange, surprising or funny. From the BGP Bitcoin theft in 2014 that started it to Kugelblitzes, hashmaps in Rust and licking Nintendo cartridges, the Weekly Weird is me dumping my browser tabs into an email just in time for lunchtime on Friday (EST). No politics unless the underlying story is really compelling. Subscribe here.
LBRY (pronounced "Library") is an open-source protocol providing a decentralized marketplace. LBRY allows anyone to publish content and anyone to buy it from anyone else, but with an economic design to combat piracy and benefit artists. If you are an OSX or Linux user you can test LBRY yourself. You can also learn more about LBRY or join our list.
There are huge computational resources devoted to the proof of work which authenticates bitcoin transactions, and I've been thinking about ways to turn all those resources to more broadly useful computations. I've come up with a design for a bitcoin-like cryptocurrency which in which computation in the proof of work can be purchased using the currency itself. The design's described in the PDF I linked at the project URL.
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