Meet Skipper: A dead-simple password manager
Skipper is a free, secure web service that will remember your passwords for you. It's so simple that non-techies will use it. But it's also open-source, decentralized, end-to-end-encrypted and other fancy things that only nerds care about, but which are important for everyone.
The network is the value: An essay about the value of a Bitcoin.
Why does a bitcoin have any value at all? What if this is the wrong question. This essay suggests that the value of a bitcoin is better understood as an emergent property of the bitcoin network. It's the network which is actually valuable. A bitcoin is just the ticket price to use the network.
Quitting oil requires energy storage. A lot of it. Here's why the only battery big enough might be water and gravity.
Climate change is on track to wreak havoc unless we curb oil consumption. It turns out that we need more than green energy generation. We also need huge amounts of battery storage. Here's why the only battery big enough might be water and gravity.