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~2019.1.14

Azimuth is On-Chain

The Urbit address space, now called Azimuth, is on the blockchain. And too many other things to fit into a single post.

~2019.1.14

A Founder's Farewell

My goal was always to fire myself at the first possible opportunity. I'm super happy to reach it.

~2019.1.11

Governance of urbit.org

On Stewardship of the Urbit project

~2017.9.25

Urbit and the blockchain wars

A bit about the 'idea maze' of choosing to bootstrap from Ethereum

~2017.5.10

Toward a Frozen Operating System

Is it possible to freeze an entire OS?

~2016.7.14

Why Urbit Probably Doesn't Need a Blockchain

Urbit (probably) doesn't need a blockchain, because the Urbit address-space PKI is a special case of a consensus ledger

~2016.7.14

Toward a New %clay

Urbit's revision-control system, %clay, is itself due for a (medium-sized) revision!

~2016.6.28

Common Objections to Urbit

Some common objections to Urbit, discussed.

~2016.6.24

The DAO as a Lesson in Decentralized Governance

What's the right lesson for the decentralization community to learn from the collapse of the DAO?

~2016.5.16

The Urbit Address Space

An overview of Urbit's cryptographic address space.

~2016.5.16

Interim Constitution

The governing rules for the early days of the Urbit network.

~2016.5.16

Magic

A thought-experiment to explain the Urbit user experience.

~2016.5.11

What is Urbit For?

A vision of the Urbit-powered future.

~2016.5.11

An Urbit Overview

A high-level overview of Urbit.