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Apple Pay Blows Bitcoin Away with End-to-end Solution

Danny Bradbury comments in CoinDesk on “Why Apple Pay Is a Threat to Bitcoin“.  The bottom line is that Apple Pay is a well designed service that meets the needs of ordinary users, and also has the backing and confidence of existing financial powers.  239 more words

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Examining "Smart Contracts", A La Ethereum

I’ve been investigating various ideas about “smart contracts” that are emerging from blockchain technology popularized by Bitcoin.  These are more accurately thought of as “executable contracts” — they don’t have to be particularly “clever”. 846 more words

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The "Local Pub" Metric For Cryptocurrency

For all the high falootin’ rhetoric surrounding cryptocurrencies, stories about “disruption” and “innovation”, and fiery declarations that cryptocurrencies can’t be regulated (or taxed), it is easy to lose sight of the most important metric:  can I do what I need to do with it? 183 more words

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Hike Number 15

Maps 19 + 20

August 28, 2014

Mono Centre/Primrose

Today Danielle and I grabbed a couple of hours to hike a 5.2 km jaunt.  541 more words

Bruce Trail


START FROM: We started from the parking area on the 6th Sideroad near Gibraltar, a popular mountain biking destination (Map 23). Then we hiked north up 2nd Line to hook up with the main trail. 482 more words

Bruce Trail


START FROM: Bruce’s Caves Conservation area on Grey Road 1 has two access points, we opted for the interior lot. Parking there extends your hike by 1.3km. 841 more words

Bruce Trail

Cycling Scotland end-to-end over 3 days

On Saturday I’ll be starting the first of three days cycling the length of Scotland. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and will serve as a “goodbye for now” as I move to the Land of Eng later in the month. 237 more words