maandag 16 mei 2011

Bitcoins, het nieuwe geld?

Als ik dit bericht van Jason Calacanis lees, dan kan ik maar beter vast wat Bitcoins ("open source internet currency system") gaan kopen. Lijkt een goede belegging (zeggen ook de critici), zo maar even kijken hoeveel bitcoin (BTC) ik voor een Euro krijg;-)
Bitcoin is a P2P currency that could topple governments, destabilize economies and create uncontrollable global bazaars for contraband. (...) After month of research and discovery, we’ve learned the following:

1. Bitcoin is a technologically sound project.
2. Bitcoin is unstoppable without end-user prosecution.
3. Bitcoin is the most dangerous open-source project ever created.
4. Bitcoin may be the most dangerous technological project since the internet itself.
5. Bitcoin is a political statement by technotarians (technological libertarians).*
6. Bitcoins will change the world unless governments ban them with harsh penalties.

zondag 15 mei 2011

Besloten speeltuinen

Helemaal waar.
"Facebook, Flickr, Twitter are all fantastic ideas and transformative uses of technology," said Monica Lam, professor of computer science at Stanford's School of Engineering and faculty director of MobiSocial. "But people have rushed into proprietary playgrounds seemingly unconcerned about the consequences, ranging from limited innovation to privacy."