Ariel Deschapell

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Ariel Deschapell is content manager for blockchain real estate startup Ubitquity, and a recent Henry Hazlitt fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. Follow Ariel: @NotASithLord. Ariel is an investor in bitcoin, and has stock in Ubitquity (See: Editorial Policy).

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Programming Blockchain Can Change How You See Bitcoin
Jimmy Song's Programming Blockchain workshop taught me about a lot more than bitcoin.
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Strip Clubs, Lambos and Code: A Tale of Two Bitcoins
A conference in Miami played host to evidence of a growing schism in the crypto community between passionate developers and fly-by-night traders.
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Bitcoin's Real Bottleneck
Bitcoin's markets may be booming but it's the network's rare development talent that may be most valuable.
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Segwit2x Is Doomed to Fail
Developer Ariel Deschapell argues that the Segwit2x bitcoin fork is a broken attempt to change bitcoin, and that it's destined to fail.
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The Economic Case for Conservative Bitcoin Development
A look at bitcoin's scaling debate and what the history of money can teach us about the best path forward for protocol development.
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ICOs: Foolish Mania or Market Discovery? (They Might Be Both)
As ICO mania subsides, CoinDesk contributor Ariel Deschapell argues the increased experimentation that will result is likely an industry boon.
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Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All (OK, Mostly) Fun And Games
Gamification emerged as a major trend at the third-annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon this week. Here's our summary of the event:
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The Blockchain: An Experiment in Governance Without Power
Cryptocurrencies aren't just an experiment in monetary theory, but also a radical experiment in decentralized governance, says Ariel Deschapell.
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Decentralization & Governance: Can Bitcoin Have the Best of Both?
In this opinion piece, contributor Ariel Deschapell asks, can bitcoin have decentralized governance without defining decentralization?
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Why a 1MB Block Size May Be Right for Bitcoin Today
Are bitcoin's short-term scaling issues holding back adoption? Contributor Ariel Deschapell argues the answer is no.
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