The Anti-Blockchain (A Novel): Chapter 1

Chapter 1: A Digital Revolution The skies over the city were awash with color, as the neon signs of a thousand businesses competed for attention. Oliver “Ollie” Osmosis and Archibald “Archie” Ashdown strolled down the busy streets, discussing their day over a couple of beers. It was a Friday evening in the not-too-distant future, and […]

Five Seven Five

Chains of blocks secure Immutable ledger pure Blockchain shall endure

The Blockchain of Dorian Gray, AKA why have Controls & Regulation

In a reimagined Blockchain world of Dorian Gray, the young and charming Dorian becomes the embodiment of a blockchain: a decentralised, immutable, and ever-evolving entity. As he is introduced to hedonistic philosophies, Dorian’s blockchain begins to accumulate data, recording every sinful act and indulgence he experiences. Just as Dorian’s portrait in the original story ages […]

Decentralised, our hearts and minds

I wandered lonely as a node,In the vast network’s wide abode,When all at once, a blockchain bright,A boundless ledger, met my sight. A peer-to-peer, distributed creed,Immutable and built on trust, indeed,A thousand hashes, proof of work,With each transaction, none to shirk. The data, cryptic, safe and sound,Each block entwined, so tightly bound,Transparency, our shared embrace,As […]

Hitchhikers Guide to the Blockchain

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the digital universe, lies a mostly misunderstood and frequently underappreciated technological marvel known as the blockchain. If you were to ask the average galactic hitchhiker what a blockchain is, they’d likely shrug and mumble something about cryptocurrencies before offering you an incomprehensible explanation about […]