The First Token Sale in Real Estate – Hacker Noon

By the end of 2017 we expect the first transactions to be made on the Propy Registry. Each title transfer will require Propy Utility Tokens (PRO) for processing and validation. Furthermore, we’re negotiating with several governments to accept the title deed issued by our distributed registry as legal proof of ownership. Thus, growing the ecosystem by involving more governments and real estate companies will increase the usage of PRO tokens. A limited number of tokens — 100 million — will be created.

Source: The First Token Sale in Real Estate – Hacker Noon

$35 Million in 30 Seconds: Token Sale for Internet Browser Brave Sells Out – CoinDesk

Overall, the sale for Brave’s ethereum-based Basic Attention Token (BAT) generated about $35m and was sold out within blocks, or under 30 seconds. One buyer went so far as to purchase 20,000 ETH (or about $4.7m) worth of tokens – designed to monetize online attention and create a new revenue source for publishers.

Source: $35 Million in 30 Seconds: Token Sale for Internet Browser Brave Sells Out – CoinDesk

Identity and Your Phone: Civic

I’ve been struggling with the concept of identity in distributed trust/consensus networks. All the options seem to come down to either a) putting some part of your credentials on someone else’s server or b) putting some part of your credentials on a device, whether it’s a card, a dongle , or your phone. Here’s Civic:

Basically, Civic validates your personal information and identity, stores it on your mobile phone and only you can see or use that information. It is never stored on our servers! This means that if Civic was to ever get hacked, your information would never be released because we just don’t have it.

Source: Civic: Enabling the future of privacy & digital security with ChainAuth™

Should Love, but can’t: Vanhawks

I’m supposed to love stuff like this, but i can’t. This is BS. I’m sure its a good bike, but it’s just fancy bike.

Welcome to the world’s first connected cycling platform. Connect to the Valour through the Vanhawks app to make your commute safer, easier, and more enjoyable. Built in turn by turn directions allow you to focus on the road without worrying about missing your next turn. Every trip automatically track your ride metrics for fitness and adds to better Smart Navigation in the future. Ride the Vanhawks Valour and be a part of reshaping the urban commute

Source: Vanhawks

We don’t need a “connected cycling platform”. We’ve got Garmin, Strava and plenty of things in our phone. We don’t need a $2500 carbon commuter. There are thousands of alternatives that are just as good for 1/2 the price. Or, a 1/4 of the price.

I’d like to buy Grant Peterson two beers and have him give me his take on this thing.

I’d Pay $1.99 for Just About Any Story Chris Jones Decides to Write

Only one hundred single-serving pouches of instant were allotted for him on Expedition Six, stowed in the galley in a metal drawer with a black net stretched over its mouth to make sure the pouches wouldn’t float away. But for all the care in the universe, it’s been more than two months since the shuttle delivered him and his coffee to the International Space Station, and there aren’t one hundred pouches in that drawer anymore.

via www.esquire.com

He’s a writers writer (whatever that means) but i seek him out. I’m excited to see what happens when guys like him can build a real living off fan-boys like me. As more options show up everyday, i’ll be buying.