Friday, September 29, 2017

Smart Contracts on the Blockchain - Next Steps


Developing Smart Contracts on the Blockchain - Next Steps

Join other innovators Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the American Book Building located at 300 Pike Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202 to continue our effort to develop Smart Contracts on the Blockchain. Parking is available in the lot south of the building under the overpass.

This is our second meeting and the initial attendees will continue work on development of a simple real estate rental agreement as a smart contract on the blockchain. New attendees are welcome and will become involved in development of a smart contract of their own on the blockchain.

IBREA Chapter Cincinnati, Ohio

This event doubles as a meeting of the Cincinnati Chapter of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. Founded in Orange County, California by Ragnar Lifthrasir in 2013 IBREA now has 3,000 members in 17 countries. Members include professionals in real estate development, investment, escrow, title, law, brokerage, government and marketing. Below please find a few thoutghs on the nature of the blockchain.

Greed secures the blockchain, freeing capitalism on a global scale

Satoshi Nakamoto’s ingenious Bitcoin protocol leveraged an age old human behavior, greed, to secure the Bitcoin blockchain. The token of value in the protocol, Bitcoin, increases in value the more secure the system becomes. Accordingly, all with a stake in Bitcoin – holders of Bitcoin and / or users of the blockchain – share a vested interested interest in securing the kingdom. That instinct, to preserve one’s own resources, aka greed, incentivizes all stakeholders to act in a manner that enhances security of the system as a whole.

The protocol also enables peer to peer digital transfers of value within the system, without permission from a third party, trusted or otherwise and thus has the potential for exponential growth on the web. Releasing the power of capitalism over the web – and not Crony or Corporate Capitalism – will empower BILLIONS in poverty to participate in a system that raised BILLIONS out of poverty thanks to the industrial revolution and the knowledge economy, powered by the information age and now the blockchain. Deploying the knowledge economy on the blockchain will prove Hayek’s thesis in “The Fatal Conceit” (1988) millions of times every day.

A word of caution

The Bitcoin protocol only contemplates the mining of 21 million Bitcoins. Thus, at some point transaction fees will replace the mining of new bitcoins as the cost of validation. This will impact Miners, who validate transactions in exchange for newly minted Bitcoins. Some argue a dearth of engaged Miners spells doom for the Bitcoin platform. Others, however, rejects such fears and instead see an even brighter future for Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies. Your author falls in the later camp.

As the Bitcoin blockchain approaches the 21 million cap uncertainty reigns regarding exactly how the system will respond when the Bitcoin spigot cuts off for the Miners and they transition to a fee per transaction model. Ultimately however, given the nature and effect of Moore’s Law, I predict those per transaction fees will be far less than the value of a single Bitcoin as competition among Miners, and others offering the same service, emerges.

And as Satoshi wisely predicted, the ensuing system will operate smoothly and grow in strength. Smart contracts written on the blockchain hold enormous promise.

This Meetup Group is open to innovative collaborators interested in learning more about smart contracts and how to deploy smart contracts effectively.

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
JamesLSalmon @ gmail dot com

Our affiliates and their specialties
Need Smart IPD? Collaborative ConstructionNeed Smart BIM? Onuma, Inc.
Need Smart Lawyers? Benjamin Yocum and Heather, LLC
Need Smart Built Assets? Smart Built Cultures
Need Smart Trusted Partners? Golden Rule Alliance
Need Smart Investment Properties? Smart Property Group

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pellets of Oil?




An interesting discovery out of Canada.

Gates and his team of researchers have developed the technology to the point where they can make pellets of various sizes right at the wellhead, using about the same amount of energy as it takes to add diluent to the bitumen to liquefy it for shipping via pipelines.

"Think Advil," Gates said. "You have the chemical material ... we're then exposing that material, on the outside, to a set of heat, pressure conditions, that then yield a asphaltine-rich coating. So, really just a coating that bounds the inner material."

ian gates

Ian Gates at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering says his bitumen pellet invention will make it cheaper and safer to transport Alberta's energy products by rail. (CBC)

Environmentally safe

The pellets are tough and can be safely transported by rail or truck without worrying about spills. Because of a gas bubble injected inside each pellet, they are also buoyant, Gates says.

"They're nice and hardy. If you put them in water, they'll sit like that for a very long time," Gates said.

"It's a safe product for transport."

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James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
JamesLSalmon @ gmail dot com

Our affiliates and their specialties
Need Smart IPD? Collaborative ConstructionNeed Smart BIM? Onuma, Inc.
Need Smart Lawyers? Benjamin Yocum and Heather, LLC
Need Smart Built Assets? Smart Built Cultures
Need Smart Trusted Partners? Golden Rule Alliance
Need Smart Investment Properties? Smart Property Group

James L. Salmon's CV