We have decided to go ahead with our blog, Decentralize Today. It will deliver the latest news when it comes to decentralization. Ironically, we are launching a website about decentralization which at the same time has a centralized domain name (moving slowly to medium). Anyway, we will find a more decentralized solution as the blog goes on but for now, this is what we have. So, who are we? We are a bunch of nerds who like to try new things. Nerds who have nothing better to do than to look at news around the web and try new applications. The applications which we prefer to look at are those involving decentralization. You will see a pattern forming here, as we use the word “decentralization” quite often. For us, it means nothing more than removing the middleman. Think of a world without a government authority. Payments without a middleman who, for instance, can approve or reject where you use your credit card. Without a bank which approves if it is OK to withdraw your hard-earned money, or a bank which arbitrarily reports you for “money laundering”. If they can play with or hold your money, they will do it.
Banking was once a simple solution but has now become more difficult over the last couple of years. Or does it just appear to be more difficult? Maybe politicians and governments have figured out how to delay the new financial crisis by manipulating the banking system.
But for those who believe in a decentralized solution, banking has indeed become easier. Think of Bitcoin, the first fully decentralized financial application. There is no one who needs to approve a transaction or who is able to hold your cash. This sounds like the right way of banking. If you have never heard of Bitcoin, then you are on the right blog. We will cover the latest stories around this decentralized cryptocurrency. Decentralize Today, however, is not interested in becoming the next blog reporting on how the price of Bitcoin just went up or down 5%. We are nerds, and nerds look at the source.
Don't misunderstand us; there are plenty of Bitcoin-related blogs, and they are doing a fine job. At Decentralize Today we try to look into the community, the source codes, reviewing the latest innovations and looking at new solutions. We will try to find the next big thing on the blockchain. The next Bitcoin, or the next decentralized Silk Road or an eBay which is decentralized. We will try to find a replacement of your password manager, fully decentralized. The next decentralized sports betting, casino or other gambling application. In fact, we know that all of these solutions are already in the making. If it is decentralized, we will cover it.
At Decentralize Today, we will also review the altcoins and give an unbiased opinion as to which are pump and dump scams and which are the ones to watch or invest in. We will talk about the fastest coins when it comes to transaction speed and about those which offer greater anonymity to the user. We will also review the businesses connected to the various altcoins and all other relevant issues. Businesses which are interacting in a decentralized space will be reviewed first. Examples would be the password managers and companies which operate on the blockchain.
We will be mindful of "Johnston's Law" from Mastercoin's David Johnston: "EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE DECENTRALIZED WILL BE DECENTRALIZED"
Our goal is to find new ways to replace the middleman, with a simple, open source fully decentralized solution.
In order to bring our readers as much information as possible, we will be republishing relevant articles about decentralization from other sites.
This is just the first post. Let us all become decentralized today!