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Articles and book selections from John Vibes


Blockchain Based Music Platform Promises To Cut The Middlemen Out Of Streaming

26 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

For the past few years, many of us in the crypto space have been excited by the prospect of using blockchains and smart contracts to disrupt the tech industry in the same way that we are slowly but surely disrupting the financial sector. Until recen...

Ross Ulbricht Proposes New Decentralized Social Media Protocol From Behind Bars

25 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

Ross Ulbricht has been communicating with the world from behind bars through a Twitter page and a Medium profile that supporters have established and maintained for him. He writes his transmissions by hand or dictates them over the phone because...

Chapter 3 — God’s Basement — (Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life as a Rave Outlaw)

22 Mar 2021 17 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

This is the full third chapter of my book Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life as a Rave Outlaw. I have decided to share a few chapters for free here, to give you an idea of what to expect from the book. The book is already available for purchase...

Six Activists Arrested For Running Illegal Bitcoin Exchange In New Hampshire

21 Mar 2021 2 minute read 1 comment JohnVibes

Six activists from New Hampshire have been arrested and charged with participating in a conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and other offenses related to money laundering.  The individuals who were charged are activists an...

The Potential of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO)

15 Mar 2021 2 minute read 2 comments JohnVibes

Human error, corruption, and bias are responsible for most of the problems that humans experience, which is why there is so much excitement about technology like self-driving cars or robot surgeons that could eliminate the fallible human element from...

How Artists Are Using Blockchain To Monetize Their Work

13 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are not necessarily a new development in the crypto space, but in recent months they have gone mainstream and helped a large number of artists monetize their work. Some artists, like the top-selling Beeple, have achieved fi...

Chapter 2 — Escape from the Island Party (Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life as a Rave Outlaw)

2 Mar 2021 15 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

This is the full second chapter of my book Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life as a Rave Outlaw. I have decided to share a few chapters for free here, to give you an idea of what to expect from the book. The book is already available for purchase...

Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life As A Rave Outlaw — Chapter 1

1 Mar 2021 17 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

This is a selection from my book, Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life As A Rave Outlaw. I am going to post the first few chapters in the coming weeks. The book is already available for purchase at www.raveoutlaw.com, and the mobile game is coming...

The World Tried To Deny Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 As Well

24 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments JohnVibes

When the internet was new and people didn't understand it, the technology was described as a dangerous fad, an email machine that was not all that great when compared with the postal service. Plus there were all those criminals hanging around on ther...

Wall Street Bets and Decentralized Finance

31 Jan 2021 2 minute read 1 comment JohnVibes

Illusions can be tools. Money is a good example of this. The only reason it is worth anything or provides any purpose is because of our collective agreement in the illusion. Since it is essentially imaginary it can be “manipulated” in a variety of di...