B-Umbrella: Peer-to-Peer Security as a 3rd Party DApp on Pangea

 

As the development of our Pangea platform for peer-to-peer governance DApps is moving forward, the time has come for tangible solutions and potential implementations to take form and move from the design stage towards software engineering. One of such governance DApps to integrate with Pangea is B-Umbrella. Erik Vollstädt interviewed founder Konstantin Rovinskiy about their background, market adoption and outlook for the future.

WHY WE NEED TO LET GO OF THE “NECESSARY EVIL”

by Erik Vollstädt

 

You might be wondering why I insist so much on abolishing mandatory citizenship and anything involuntary in general. Isn’t some evil necessary to maintain order and support the common good? Don’t we owe the state something for providing us with all the riches and conveniences we take for granted? Aren’t taxes just the price for being born in such a developed society?

Let’s Bring Justice Back to the Courts

by Erik Vollstädt

 

How do we know a court decision was just? Is there an objective way to make moral judgements? Whereas I’m certainly in no position to tell you whether morality is objectively definable or not, I’m convinced that the judgement of a mutually agreed upon arbitrator is of higher value for for both conflicting parties than the final verdict of a monopolistic law provider AKA the state.

Singularity, Private Law and Crypto-Anarchy

by Marie Dähnhardt

Keep in mind that the complexity of the subject makes a complete forecast impossible, which is why the text WILL contain errors. Nevertheless, the conclusions derived from this essay are likely to be correct. It might appear noncredible to the majority of its readers, especially those not familiar with the Austrian School of Economics and technological singularity. The developments to be depicted are inevitable. Only the result remains to be discovered. We’re free to choose between the total freedom of a voluntary (private law) society and a global totalitarian dictatorship, followed by worldwide chaos and the end of civilization itself. There is no third way left anymore. Lastly, I need to emphasize that this text does not endorse any form of violence or crime.

Human intellect used to be a gift of evolution, but these times are soon over. It will be upgraded, through technology. The point, at which artificial intelligence will be able to improve itself so rapidly, that no “normal” human would be able to catch up anymore, is called “technological singularity“. One of the most famous prophets of this event is Raymond Kurzweil, who has been commenting technological developments for ages and forecasted future developments quite accurately. He dates singularity for 2045. Other thinkers – leading experts in the technology field – estimate somewhat earlier or later, however, always before the end of the 21st century.