I notice over in the thread Cracker’s Work Log, that he’s talking about cryptocurrencies being addressable in HiFi, but there was no mention of one particular cryptocurrency I’ve heard much talk about lately that has grander ambitions than merely being a virtual currency… which make me wonder how that might effect the direction HiFi goes in with stuff like hooks to bolt services onto under the hood.
I have heard that Ethereum has some really interesting plans for the future that go well beyond currency. So I gather, they also intend to create a decentralized means of distributing video content, sorta like Youtube but without the central server, but also a ways to distribute audio (music?) or just about any other kind of content, while also providing private IM services, private voicechat, and other things.
I don’t see anything on their official website about it, the only place I’ve heard about these plans is secondhand from some guy’s weblog where he mentions them in passing (it sounds like this stuff is mainly mentioned in their mailing lists or something), so I have to take it with a grain of salt, but if it’s true, things could get VERY interesting for the future of cyberspace,
Anyway, their website is here: https://www.ethereum.org/