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TIL: Both England and Russia had a tax on wearing beards in the past. The Russian one having been introduced "to bring Russian society in line with Western European models". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beard_tax

 
 

If Coinbase sponsors OpenCollective, why can I still not make a one-time donation using bitcoin? It's the easiest thing to implement, compared to any other payment option. And it's literally open-source money, based entirely on free software.

 

IBM just filed a patent application for almost exactly what we're working on with Kosmos Kredits. Albeit more narrowly focussed on just code contributions, while our own goal is to credit and encourage all types of contributions, esp. non-code ones. Good thing we're doing this on a public, censorship-resistant blockchain, and you can hardly sue a smart contract for patent violations. https://www.coindesk.com/ibm-wants-to-track-collaborative-coding-milestones-on-a-blockchain/

 

Finally a true developer conference for Ethereum/Solidity app development, and a non-profit community conf at that: https://www.dappcon.io

Been waiting for something like this for quite a while, and now it's happening in 2 weeks, right here in Berlin.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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