Thoughts, Ideas, and Stories
by Yves Van den Meerssche

The End of Money as We Know It

The meteoric ascent of the revolutionary cryptocurrency which rose from the ashes of the 2008 global financial crisis. As economies, and ultimately people, struggle all over the world, Bitcoin purports to provide an antidote to a world in which money is created irresponsibly by private banks
Blockchain 1 min read
by Yves Van den Meerssche

What If Whole Earth Catalog Meets Web3

Online collaboration was born as early as the 1990s with internet forums. It grew rapidly and steadily with email, chat apps, social media, video apps, shared drives and work spaces... Now, it is clear that the recent sanitary crisis has given a new momentum to cyberspace and our digital lives.
Blockchain 3 min read
by Yves Van den Meerssche

Why contribute to Tezos network?

Tezos is envisioned to eliminate the flaws in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The mechanics of governance in Tezos are all about community rights and responsibilities. It is being built for the long haul to create an optimal architecture for governing.
Blockchain 4 min read
by Yves Van den Meerssche

Launch with low-cost services

Launching a web-based business doesn't have to take months and cost thousands of dollars. MongoDB's Michael Lynn shares insights he's learned over the past several years of working with founders and developers in the MongoDB for Startups program.
Startup 6 min read
by Craig Jarvis

Death By Mosquito

Surfers are most likely to contract the disease in virtually every tropical place they travel, with the exceptions of Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji . Other surf spots such as G-Land, Nias, Mentawais, Mozambique, Madagascar, the Philippines and even Puerto Escondido are heavy risk areas for malaria.
Travel 4 min read
by Craig Jarvis

Transkei Dreaming

Long distances between towns, the poor condition of the roads, a lack of facilities and some strenuous access to breaks, this region suits the more experienced searcher with some pioneering spirit. The region comes with an inordinately high population of great whites.
Travel 5 min read
by Yves Van den Meerssche

Sidechain for a content network?

Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains that can scale and interoperate with each other. Before Cosmos, blockchains were siloed and unable to communicate with each other. They were hard to build and could only handle a small amount of transactions per second.
Blockchain 2 min read
by Craig Jarvis

The Reality Of Reunion Island

Imagine a surf destination that is part-Indonesia with mechanically perfect waves, part-Maldives with turquoise water and part-Hawaii with some big waves and thundering barrels.
Travel 3 min read
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