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Relating with the moon. Its cycles. The physical rock that’s hurtling around our planet. The moon cycle of women’s bodies. Shedding. Blood. Fertility. Womb cycles. Esoteric views on the moon. The moon, the emotional body, the shamanic. The lunar cycles for working with nature. Planting, gardening, harvesting. Aligning larger projects and their cycles with the moon’s coming and going.

Last Sunday, November 15th, was the new moon in Scorpio. Another lunar cycle went and started. It was also my birthday — one time around the sun. Two cycles were ending and beginning at the same time. How many times around…


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When you enter a city, you become it. What is the aliveness of a city if not the humans, their connections, dreams, wishes, fears, and hopes? The physical structures emerge from that. History writing itself inside this cauldron of physical and subtle. When you enter a group, you become it. What is the group, if not all the beings in it with their connections, dreams, wishes, fears, and hopes? Something wants to emerge from this point. Expressing itself over time.

All this happens, regardless if we want it, if we are aware of it or not. We *are* the group…


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From: Coronavirus

To: Founders and Startups

Re: A Personal Letter to You

Hi there, folks,
I know I kind of crashed your party. No invitation, but here I am… so I wanted to formally introduce myself, share my feelings and thoughts about startups, founding new businesses, and starting new projects. And finally, offer you a welcome gift.

But firstly, I want to acknowledge the mess I’ve created… for you, your team, customers, and supporters. I threw a wrench into your business plan, product launch party, meetup planning, budget, fundraising efforts, come-to-the-office-whenever-you-want-culture, and all the other things you thought out so…


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When was the last time something in your life changed? How about the last time something BIG changed in your life? Was it you who brought the shift? Was it an outside event? Did you enjoy it, or was it hard for you?

In my 30-odd years on this planet, I went through a few changes and transitions. Moving around with my family after my parents separated. Leaving Germany for San Francisco at age 21 in 2006. Marrying my dear life partner in 2008. Transitioning out of my company, Taulia, in 2015, after six years of building a business together…


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At Centrifuge, we believe that decentralization is not only a technology-play but also has to happen on the organizational, financial, and funding layers of the systems we are building. While we started our project in a centralized way, we always planned to decentralize our efforts over time.

As part of the path towards decentralization and governance by the community, we recently launched the first incarnation of the Centrifuge Development Fund DAO. We call it the “Lab”. …


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Hackathons bring a wide variety of folks together to build new things (we are working hard to support people from all backgrounds again this year at ETHBerlin Zwei!!). Engineers, designers, artists, people with a business background, and more. Folks from all over Germany, Europe, Egypt, India, and the whole globe. Different social and ethnical backgrounds. They come together, form teams, and start hacking using new technologies or try out things they haven’t worked with before. Some hackers are just starting out, others come experienced and highly skilled to craft complex systems or approach difficult to solve problems over the weekend…


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Centrifuge OS enables a new generation of applications for the financial supply chain. It allows any business to transact with their counterparties while maintaining ownership of their resulting data, including company details, business relationships, and most importantly, subsequent transactions like purchase orders or invoices.

Participants can privately and securely exchange financial documents — such as invoices, orders, or others — while having public verifiability of said data. The network relies on a public blockchain (Ethereum) to guarantee the unalterability of the private data, verification of the network participants based on public encryption keys, and most importantly the tokenization of privately…


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Just a couple of months ago we started working with the InsurTech provider Hokodo, to bring trade credit insurance to invoices on Centrifuge. Hokodo, in partnership with the Channel Syndicate, a unit of SCOR Global P&C, provides an easy way to insure invoices against the risk of non-payment. The integration of Centrifuge and Hokodo combines the power of the decentralized, open Centrifuge network with world-class, established insurance services that leverage the immutable, verifiable data on Centrifuge to provide new integrations and offerings.

We are excited to share that within just a few weeks of collaboration, the Centrifuge-Hokodo prototype has launched…


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Sharing the technical paper behind Centrifuge’s Business NFTs

Public blockchain infrastructure is well-suited to freely create and exchange unique digital representations of anything in forms of tokens. The term non-fungible token (NFT) with the ERC-721 standard on Ethereum gained wide popularity earlier in 2018.

So far the use-cases for ERC-721 have mostly been for (crypto-)collectibles (like cats) and other on-chain assets (like virtual land parcels). By combining decentralized, private off-chain data with an on-chain NFT registry, it is possible to tokenize those private data sets. “Tokenizing” is the act of creating a unique, tradeable, trackable representation. …


Combining standards for non-fungible-tokens with private off-chain business data to create unique tradable assets on decentralized networks

Update: We shared the technical paper “Privacy-Enabled NFTs” here.

The first digital revolution turned many physical goods such as books, music, or text into digital goods. The cost for storing, copying, and distributing those goods is now trending towards zero. Music can be remixed, distributed in new channels, and media can be incorporated into an endless list of digital works. …

Philip Stehlik

COMMUNITY, SPIRIT, BODY, TECHNOLOGY, ♥︎

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