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CT: From where you sit, how does the future for decentralized apps look? And do you think the decentralization of apps will overcome the disapproval of traditional corporates and regulators?
DG: I think decentralized applications have a very bright future. Decentralization is a market force, and demand by consumers for the advantages it provides will drive growth and adoption. Decentralized applications are a powerful technology, and yes they will overcome the disapproval of traditional institutions the same way the internet did across the world.
What’s more relevant is that just like BitTorrent and Bitcoin, other Dapps will not require a central authority’s permission to operate, nor can they be forcefully regulated. It would be like trying to regulate how people dance.
CT: What are your short and long term goals?
DG: Short term goals would include raising awareness of Dapp development amongst the larger developer communities, in addition to the building of killer decentralized applications, such as a prediction markets and peer-to-peer secure messaging.
Another important goal is the creation of a free and universal Dapp directory which facilitates the finding and downloading of Dapps. On that note, we are also collaborating with Crypti to use their Dapp store as a means to distribute Corona Dapps.
A long-term goal of ours is the creation of a Dapp development platform that would allow non-technical users to build easily amazing Dapps, similar to how Dreamweaver made web design accessible to almost anyone.
CT: What areas of blockchain technology interest you the most; currency, smart contracts, etc.?
DG: I find the financial aspects of smart contracts very interesting, such as decentralized exchanges and prediction markets. Frictionless and trustless financial utility can be the core of a truly free market economy.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: wasaka
that would be great. but if it is going to bypass taxes...it'll be crushed before anything ever starts.
Mycelium Gear “is called a payment processor because it provides a service similar to other payments processors […] However, it doesn't hold any money. It simply watches the blockchain (which anyone can do) and generates addresses from the BIP32 public key (which anyone can do).”
This means that merchants can be relieved of the regulatory burden of dealing with the likes of Coinbase. Giving up private information, finding that your purchasing habits are tracked, or worrying that your account will suddenly be closed are not concerns when you process your own payments.
originally posted by: tridentblue
a reply to: wasaka
Really timely thread Wasaka, I'll be looking into this. Hey, do you know if there's a Q&A type forum where people can chat and ask questions about developing apps for the Bitcoin platform? I've done a little looking but haven't found anything.