The Crypto Digest #8 - Wrapped Bitcoin on Ethereum, Cyberattacks, The Simulation Argument ... and a Song!
Hi there and welcome to the eighth installment of the Crypto Digest where I share a weekly list of my favorite articles and videos on technology, blockchain, futurism and beyond.
Enjoy your weekend!
1. Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) — A Bitcoin Token Community Project started by BitGo, Kyber and Republic Protocol.
from the Republic Protocol Blog
WBTC leverages the Ethereum network to enable new applications and use cases for Bitcoin by combining the liquidity and widespread adoption of Bitcoin, with the extensive smart contract developer ecosystem of Ethereum. This approach compliments both ecosystems utilizing their respective strengths, and expands Bitcoin usage by facilitating more decentralized use cases, such as trading Bitcoin on decentralized exchanges, loans and token payments- which is useful for everyone building in the space.
from the Epicenter Podcast
From one of the main Ethereum clients, to Polkadot to Substrate; Parity has become exceptional at developing successful open-source blockchain projects. Their latest effort Substrate provides a framework to easily create custom blockchains. Building on cutting-edge technologies like Web Assembly, Substrate also offers automated on-chain upgrades.
from Hidden Forces
Cyberattacks cost the world a fortune, but these costs are remain manageable. Still, they they pass largely unnoticed. The public, lacking context, remains blind to the gathering threat, unable to appreciate the gravity of a cyber 9/11. Until now, cybercrime and cyberterrorism on the Internet has been measured in terms of dollars and cents. Soon, we will be measuring the cost of these cyberattacks in terms of flesh and blood.
Nick Bostrom on whether or not we're living in a computer simulation.
Capping off day one of talks and deep dives into the latest ethereum technology, the cryptocurrency's creator joins a mass sing-a-long.
Until next weekend,
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