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dApp browsers of 2019

Your account as an id, custodial wallets and dApp browsers. How to leap forward decentralized services. The (no longer so) “inter” net of 2019 In 2019, the typical workflow for a traveler through the internet looks most of the time as: open your favourite web browser browse to your favourite site directly or through a search select your auth provider, which mostly mean clicking on on of the button below.

Project Spotlight: Universal Login

If you ever used decentralized platforms such as Bitcoin or Ethereum (to name only a few), you probably installed a few Apps on your Desktop, on your Mobile, etc… Those includes so called wallets, dApps, etc… The on-boarding process varies a little bit but mostly boils down to making a new account or set of accounts on the device . This new account is in fact a key pair (private key + public key) or a seed allowing the deterministic generation of multiple key pairs.

Polkadot - A Syncing node under 30s

This artcile is about using the new Polkadot Docker image to get started with PoC-2. Note Read this article in German on Base58.de. Exciting times The Polkadot PoC testnet has been up and running for a while, but for newcomers who want to jump in the level of technical detail may seem a little daunting. Don’t let that stop you!

theCyber — The new GateKeeperTwo

Introduction In the first article of this series about theCyber, we discovered about this new exclusive on-chain club. The second article of the series focused on analysing how to enter theCyber. Shortly after the information being published, a flaw in theCyberGateKeeper has been raised on reddit, window=_blank. As a result, a new version of the GateKeeper smart contract has been written and deployed by 0age. Figure 1. Smart Contracts cannot be modified once deployed In this article, we take a look at the new smart contract: GateKeeperTwo.

theCyber — Facing the closed door of theCyberGatekeeper contract

Introduction In a previous article, we discovered this recent Ethereum puzzle/club called theCyber. So far, we did not discuss any solution yet and I have no plan on providing any kind of the solution in this new article. That does not mean we cannot have a look and think together. In the previous article, the only tool that we used was an internet browser. If you seriously want to make your way in, you will likely need a bit more than this.

theCyber — A secret society on the Ethereum blockchain?

The Mysterious Invitation Around march 23rd, some active members of the Ethereum community started receiving mysterious PGP encrypted email containing invitations to a “decentralized club on the Ethereum Blockchain”. Are we seeing the birth of the first (not so) secret on-chain society? Figure 1. The Skull and Bones (1947) Warning NON SPOILER ALERT: In this article, no information will be published that is not public yet.