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Brent Breaux
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Have you been hearing all about #cryptocurrency and #blockchain, but wonder what these things are all about? I did too, and I compiled a list of 5 of the best explanations of these world-changing technologies. I came away with a much deeper understanding of these things as a result, and believe you will too.

http://goo.gl/iMVvdH
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I previously shared this with my #gamer circle here, but wanted it in my #blockchain collection as well. Sorry for the repost.

This video below is one of the most fascinating and intelligent discussions I've ever heard! This kid is beyond brilliant, creating a cryptocurrency and blockchain platform at age 19! And the #gamer in me finds it funny that #Ethereum was essentially created because his #worldofwarcraft character got nerfed. #lol

He also mentions #game theory, and #StarCraft as well. But far beyond that, watching this discussion certainly solidifies my belief that #blockchain technology truly is next world changing thing we'll all witness - sooner than later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSN5BaCzsbo
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Re: #blockchain, #cryptocurrency, #bitcoin #steem #steemit etc.

This is a repost from Facebook, but I potentially have a much wider reach here on G plus so I'm sharing here as well.

I recently discovered something that isn't new, but has intrigued me so much that I can only compare it to something I discovered in the 1990's. Back then, I discovered something called "the internet" and dove in so deep that it gave birth to a near 20 year career in information technology. I’ve been a web developer, analyst, manager, scrum master, product owner, agile coach, and program manager for various companies in my career. It has been a great ride, one that is still going strong. Discovering (more importantly, embracing) the internet so long ago fundamentally changed my life.

I have been hearing more and more about BitCoin, and cryptocurrency in general. My interest piqued on this “new” discovery. This time around, I have been diving heavy into research around blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. While investing in cryptocurrency is a slippery slope, there's also a huge upside. The crypto markets are unregulated and decentralized, full of ponzi schemes and scammers taking advantage of the interest from those looking to make a quick buck, especially where ICO's (cryptocurrency equivalent of an IPO) are concerned. One can easily make easy money, or lose just as big. It is reminiscent of the dot com era gold rush right now, in many ways.

While that market is volatile, I believe that the underlying blockchain technology also has the potential to fundamentally change the business and technology landscape in just about every industry that exists today. My research has turned up some very cool stuff, which I may pontificate upon in later writings. Those findings as a whole are another topic for another day, as I write this article for the purpose of finding out your thoughts where the following tech is concerned.

In my research I came across Steemit, which is publishing platform based on blockchain tech that has its own cryptocurrency - STEEM. If you aren't familiar with it, this platform pays its community in its own cryptocurrency, which can actually be traded back into USD. I was very intrigued by this getting started guide (below), which ultimately gave birth to further research and me writing to you now.

https://medium.com/@kadavy/i-just-made-1-024-94-c3fedc881de0

I haven’t joined it as of this writing, but I plan to do so. An article just like this may be something I repost there to get started. The next time I write about Steemit I will likely have actual experience on the subject, and perhaps a few coins for my efforts. And why will I do that? Because I see applications built on blockchain tech like Steemit fundamentally changing the game in social networks, forums, blogs, online video, etc. I'll expand on that in another post though.

All of the above is context for you so that I can ask the following: What you think? Have you researched any of this? Is the http://Steemit.com platform intriguing to you, as people who have been (or may still be) bloggers and writers? I’d love to know your thoughts!

I got out of blogging and video blogging long ago, but this seems like my way back into writing regularly again.

~ Brent
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At the doctor's office today, I found out what happened to +Google Glass​. Pretty cool use case!
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So what does one do when jogging through downtown rush hour traffic isn't challenging enough? Juggle things simultaneously, of course.
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A photographer friend shared this and I found it fascinating. Same guy, same camera, but with some twists the portraits all come out remarkably different.
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Looks like a great new series from AMC!
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Today my son and I walk out of my apartment to get some lunch. My neighbor, a sweet elderly lady in her 80's that lives on our floor steps on the elevator with us. As we get to the ground floor and the doors open, none of us move. She looks at me, then down at my son. He looks up at her as he extends his arm to the door and says, "Ladies first."

Chivalry lives for another generation. My work is done here. #win
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Multisite is a fantastic tool for WordPress on its own, but there are some plugins available that make it even better. Here's our pick of the must-have plugins every network admin should have in their toolkit.
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Cue Tim the toolman Taylor's famous man grunt 

This thoroughly exceeds all explosion quotas for a seriously violent man movie. Lot's of chaos and stuff blowing up! Bonus: Charlize Theron too! Can't wait to see this version.
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