This isn’t a super exciting story but rather a handy way for me to keep track of my blockchain writing.
I was a major contributor to the first version of the Web 3 Wiki hosted by W3F, plus their collaboration repo.
Scaling Solution Spreadsheet
The following spreadsheet contains a comparison of various scaling solutions. Most are Ethereum centric, but not all of them. The original data came from the ScalingNOW! workshop that I attended in Barcelona on behalf of W3F.
Blockchain blog posts:
The following list is most of what I’ve written but not quite everything.
- Preventing cheaters in Fog Of War Games (1st June 2020)
- SubRogue: the build so far (1st April 2020)
- On Infinite Multi-User Dungeons (29th March 2020)
- SubRogue: a simple game with tough problems (5th January 2020)
- The thick and thin of blockchain gaming architectures (31st December 2019)
- Fork off! Preserving gaming communities with blockchain technology (20th December 2019)
- Trusted trade-offs in blockchain gaming (16th December 2019)
- SubRogue — a PoC decentralized blockchain game (22nd October 2019)
- Cryptocurrency storage and custody needs better solutions! (10th September 2019)
- The limits of action verification in blockchain games (7th April
- In game and on-chain: guilds can become companies (16th March 2019)
- True ownership needs provable on-chain assets (9th March 2019)
- Governance of and incentives for a Web 3 game (19th January 2019)
- The worlds of Web 3 Games (13th January 2019)
- Using Polkadot to power the future of online multiplayer games (9th January 2019)
- Blockchain gaming: putting the state on-chain (2nd January 2019)
- An overview of Liechtenstein’s Blockchain Act (25th October 2018)
- Summary of the 2018 Fintech-li conference (8th October 2018)
- From Bitcoin to Polkadot: A brief history of consensus and finality in blockchains (6th September 2018)
- Review of a meetup in Crypto Valley v1.2 — Vaduz, Liechtenstein (25th August 2018) [Steetmit copy]
- Business banking for blockchain organisations (5th August 2018) [Steetmit copy]
- Jobs in blockchain: how I got in and how you can too (19th July 2018) [Steetmit copy]
- Setting up a validator node in Polkadot PoC-1 (26th June 2018)
- Moving to Crypto Valley (24th June 2018) [Steetmit copy]
- Preparing to build on Polkadot (21st June 2018)
- How Polkadot tackles the biggest problems facing blockchain innovators (7th June 2018)
- San Marino — my travel to a budding blockchain nation (May 2018)
- Concerning power asymmetries and governance structures (2018)
- ScalingNOW! Day 2 Summary: DApp Developers Deliberating Sensible Scaling Solutions (6th April 2018)
- ScalingNOW! — Scaling Solution Summit Summary (26th March 2018)
- How secure are large-scale mining and validation facilities? (March 2018)
- Protecting against replay attacks in inter-operating and multi-blockchain environments (January 2018)
- Learning to code a blockchain (December 2017)
- Vector bonds: dynamic consensual liquidity in DPoS blockchains (December 2017)
- Recent research and findings in anonymous transactions (December 2017)
- Europe is well-positioned to play a key role in crypto space (November 2017)
- Learning about blockchain (November 2017)
- Smart contract security (October 2017)
- Is it possible to find a blockchain company from 1987? (October 2017)
- Ethereum London meetup — 71 — ERC Identity & Swarm (October 2017)
- Polkadot — Update — PICOPS + Preliminary analysis of the ICO contract (2017)
- Review: Inaugural Enterprise Ethereum Alliance meetup in London (August 2017)
- My preliminary analysis of the Polkadot ICO (July 2017)
- Blockchains, Data Protection, and GDPR (2nd July 2017)
- London Ethereum Meetup 69th Edition (1st July 2017)
- Getting started with Ethereum mining (24th June 2017)
- What is a blockchain in simple terms? (24th June 2017)
My older blog posts were mostly from a financial perspective rather than a technical perspective. It is interesting to re-read these. In the first post the price of Bitcoin was $12 and in a later post the price was $750. FYI, these posts are also preserved in the Internet Archive (Way Back Machine).
- Cryptocurrency Capital Distribution (29th November 2013)
- Bitcoin, bubbles, and alternative cryptocurrencies (23rd November 2013)
- Bitcoin and Litecoin Mining (15th October 2012)
- Bitcoin — a description and explanation (4th October 2012)
Learning about blockchain
I also created a page that that links to many other useful websites to help people start learning about blockchain.
Currently, I work at the Web3 Foundation, covering numerous responsibilities, but mainly security and communications.
One of the main projects of the foundation is the Polkadot network. A next generation blockchain platform. To read more about the innovation that Polkadot is bringing to the blockchain industry I invite you to read the following blog post: [link].
I also set up the first Polkadot fan-site which you can find here: Polkadot Market.
Questions / Comments?
You can create a reply to me here on Medium, or reach out to me on Twitter: @EAThomson.
Personal website: edthomson.com