@Suzie97@mastodon.social 🙏🏾 thanks!!
Typebeat is a keyboard-controlled sampler/synth/sequencer I’ve been building for the last year and a half. It’s very fast for sketch out jams, which is what I demonstrate in this video https://youtu.be/RT0qUB4gbas
Merkle trees were definitely part of the vocabulary I was missing — thanks!
So I’m glad I had this discussion, but I definitely need to reevaluate the assumptions that got me here 🙂
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This is super helpful thank you! “Blockchain doesn’t just mean a chain of blocks” perfectly captures my misunderstanding.
A more frazzled version of my initial post would have read “what is the fediverse!? I’m seeing different definitions that seem to span from SSB to Mastadon to wealth transfer schemes.” Reflecting on it that way highlights that even my question conflates the platforms impact with the technical details.
Yes. "blockchain" doesn't just mean a chain of blocks, it's a (cryptographically signed) chain of blocks plus a method for determining which head is globally the canonical head.
SSB doesn't have this, it just hopes it will never encounter two different heads that are both a valid transitive child of the one you have.
To put it simply, cryptocurrencies make the most expensive valid head the canonical one to make an attack expensive, and that's why you need proof of either consumption or capital. @akkartik @hkgumbs
@akkartik In my mind “blockchain” == “cryptographically signed linked list as a means for storage”. Is that off? (It’s probably off. I’m _just_ diving into this world and trying to figure out the categories.)
Is there a category for platforms like https://scuttlebutt.nz and maybe https://tezos.xyz that use blockchains but are not selling snake oil and/or devastating the climate? It’s too late to use “web3” I think. Maybe mastodon fits in this list too, but it feels more semi-centralized than decentralized.
@ivan this is dope! thanks for sharing. i'm also into just sharing raw media here! i guess that's part of the beauty of this not being twitter
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